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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:

Loss and damage from climate change: How much should rich countries pay?
¤ admin ¤ 1 December 2019
“The wealthy countries must begin providing public climate finance at the scale necessary to support not only adaptation but loss and damage as well, and they must do so in accordance with their responsibility and capacity to act.” This is the main message of a technical report titled Can Climate (...) read more

2019 Lebanese Revolution
¤ admin ¤ 21 November 2019
Wicked Politics and Shaken Socio-Economy Since 17 October 2019, Lebanon has been witnessing a massive wave of unprecedented nationwide protests, which are deemed tomarka new era in its history. These protests are motivated by the direct repercussions of the economic and monetary crisis on the (...) read more

United Nations: LDCs need to use external aid to transform their economies
¤ admin ¤ 20 November 2019
The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) need to use external finance to structurally transform their economies, in order to manage their aid dependency and eventually escape from it, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). In its latest Least Developed Countries Report (...) read more

Reducing inequality traded off to macroeconomic goals in UK
¤ admin ¤ 18 November 2019
Scientific evidence and data are not at all missing in the United Kingdom, where inequality continues to rise. “Human rights researchers and practitioners working in and on the UK generally have access to a large amount of relevant and detailed data, at least when compared with other countries” (...) read more

Human rights traded off for electoral success in Brazil
¤ admin ¤ 18 November 2019
In Brazil the government of Captain Jair Bolsonaro does not make a secret of its disdain for policies and institutions aimed at supporting the people living in poverty. In its first day in office, on 1 January 2019, president Bolsonaro, dissolved the institutions responsible for the Zero Hunger (...) read more

Civil Society Letter concerning the draft UN Resolution on “External Debt Sustainability and Development”
¤ admin ¤ 16 November 2019
More than 40 Civil Society Organizations endorsed the letter supporting the draft UN debt resolution currently being negotiated in the UN General Assembly’s Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee). read more read more

Preventing the next financial crisis while financing sustainable development
¤ admin ¤ 15 November 2019
The global financial crisis has critically exposed the vulnerabilities of a liberalized, privately focused financial system. Governments worldwide intervened in such a system, providing support with an unprecedented range of measures including bailouts, nationalization of distressed financial (...) read more

The IMF’s role in economic governance: conducive to reducing inequalities within and among countries?
¤ admin ¤ 7 November 2019
Increasingly, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is claiming a role for itself as a central player in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and has positioned itself as an important actor on SDG 10 and tackling inequalities (economic and gender-based). However, in practice this commitment (...) read more

In Paraguay personal and corporate interests of the powerful prevails
¤ admin ¤ 7 November 2019
Paraguay has a history of “very low government revenue, generalized reluctance to pay taxes in a climate of corruption and strong opposition by enterpreneurs and high income earners to any increase in their fiscal contributions”, reports Decidamos, Campaign for Citizens' Expression. One of the (...) read more

Lebanon: The roots of revolution
¤ admin ¤ 7 November 2019
Photo: UNHCR/F.Juez The official Lebanese VNR report of 2018 blames the Syria crisis for the economic deficits that increased the debt, as well as for economic stagnation, the doubling of unemployment and worsening poverty rates. Yet, according to the alternative civil society report by the (...) read more


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