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Social Watch is an international network of citizens’ organizations struggling to eradicate poverty and the causes of poverty, to ensure an equitable distribution of wealth and the realization of human rights. Social Watch is committed to social, economic and gender justice, and emphasizes the right of all people not to be poor. Social Watch holds governments, the UN system and international organizations accountable for the fulfillment of national, regional and international commitments to eradicate poverty. Social Watch promotes people-centered sustainable development

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Latest publications on this Web site:

Civil society reports show conflicting priorities and trade-offs in SDG implementation
¤ admin ¤ 2 August 2019
Speaking at the OECD last May, Ambassador David Donoghue, former UN Co-facilitator of the 2030 Agenda, said: “Much is being emphasized about the synergies between the different SDGs, and rightly so, but not much attention is paid to the trade-offs.” The trade-offs between different priorities (...) read more

Unveiling the hidden dimensions of poverty
¤ admin ¤ 2 August 2019
The research report, The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty, fundamentally challenges global conceptions of the nature of poverty. This participatory research, led by ATD-Fourth World and the University of Oxford, has sought to refine the understanding and measurement of poverty by engaging with (...) read more

VNRs and Progress Measurement Beyond the HLPF
¤ admin ¤ 30 July 2019
Since 2016, 142 countries worldwide have submitted Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) as part of the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF), reporting on progress made towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the action plan of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The (...) read more

VNRs, National “Spotlight” Reports and the Future of the HLPF
¤ admin ¤ 24 July 2019
Photo: Coordinadora ONGD. Every year since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in 2015, governments are invited to present Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) on their progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) of the UN. This process is (...) read more

Reshaping Governance for Sustainability: 2019 “Spotlight” Report Launched at the UN HLPF
¤ admin ¤ 17 July 2019
Photo: FES “There needs to be an examination of the hardware of the 2030 Agenda, rather than an upgrade of its software” concludes the 2019 Spotlight Report launched on Thursday, 11 July during the High Level Political Forum that reviews the United Nations 2030 Agenda for sustainable (...) read more

Social Watch Philippines offers a civil society review of the PH Agenda 2030 in UN High Level Political Forum
¤ admin ¤ 16 July 2019
In an event in 10 July 2019, Social Watch Philippines (SWP) led a discussion called, “Conversation on Tobacco Control Initiatives, Impact of 17th Congress Tobacco Tax Increase, and Universal Health Care- Implementing Rules and Regulations” where the SWP Spotlight Report for 2019 on the SDGs (...) read more

The Impact of Current Situation on Women Protection in the Gaza Strip
¤ admin ¤ 15 July 2019
PNGO Network, Social Watch member in Palestine, issued a paper entitled “The Impact of Current Situation on Women Protection in the Gaza Strip” The paper highlights the effect of the protracted crises in the Gaza Strip on women who become shock-absorbers during crisis. Also, it illustrates the (...) read more

SDG 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
¤ admin ¤ 11 July 2019
Since 2015, the Civil Society Reflection Group (CSRG) has been monitoring how governments and international organizations have been implementing the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda. In his assessment of progress on SDG 13 – taking urgent action to combat climate change— Indrajit Bose, from the Third (...) read more

The HLPF review has to match the ambition of the 2030 Agenda
¤ admin ¤ 11 July 2019
The 2030 Agenda and the SDGs have also captured the attention of many parts of the UN system, which are slowly restructuring their work plans towards their achievement. This fact can be seen in negotiations on UN development system reform and country-level reporting; on the push for a Data (...) read more

Press release: Sustainable development needs fundamental governance changes
¤ admin ¤ 8 July 2019
Global civil society report assesses structural obstacles and institutional gaps in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda New York, 8 July 2019: “the world is off-track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Most governments have failed to turn the transformational vision of the (...) read more


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