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Global Indicator Framework on SDGs: update and CSO perspectives
¤ admin ¤ 20 October 2019
The UN Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) is in the final stages of preparing its proposals for the 2020 Comprehensive Review of the global indicator framework of the SDGs, to be submitted to the Statistical Commission by 30 November. The IAEG-SDGs was established (...) read more

Sustainable Development, Debt and Human Rights
¤ admin ¤ 10 October 2019
The High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development (FfD) on 26 September featured inspired discussions on combatting illicit financial flows, financing the SDGs and climate action against rising debt burdens, highlighting the need for structural, macroeconomic changes to lending and trade in (...) read more

The IMF and Inequalities: Structural adjustments or structural transformations
¤ admin ¤ 9 October 2019
A debate on ‘The IMF and inequalities: tensions between structural adjustments and structural transformations’ will be held next October 17 at the IMF headquarters in Washington as a side event during the Spring meeting of the Bretton Woods institutions. A panel of civil society researchers and (...) read more

Feminist mobilization and multi-stakeholder governance structures
¤ admin ¤ 9 October 2019
Women's and feminist organizations are increasingly involved in economic issues and are actively participating in global resistances that challenge the implications of financialization, the concentration of wealth, the rise of inequality and the increasing power of corporations, argues Corina (...) read more

Baghdad Regional Forum on the Advancement of Women
¤ admin ¤ 7 October 2019
For the first time since 2003, Baghdad hosted last August a regional conference on gender issues, co-organized by the government, civil society and UN agencies. The Forum discussed the role of the various institutional mechanisms for women operating in the Arab region and promoted the (...) read more

Rules of engagement with business are missing
¤ admin ¤ 7 October 2019
Global multi-stakeholder partnerships and initiatives between public and private actors, which move beyond traditional nation-state multilateralism, are now perceived as the future of international cooperation. The UN is already involved in hundreds of partnership initiatives with individual (...) read more

People’s Assembly Debates UN Reform and HLPF Review
¤ admin ¤ 1 October 2019
Last week, the UN General Assembly 74th Session’s first full week in New York City met amid High-level meetings on climate, health, the SDGs, financing for development, and Small Island Developing States. Over 90 Heads of State or Government convened at UN Headquarters for this political moment, (...) read more

Major action must be taken to access ‘hidden’ finance to fulfil SDGs
¤ admin ¤ 26 September 2019
UN High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development – 26 Sept Civil society groups call for urgent reforms to combat illicit financial flows, abolish tax havens, introduce a global wealth tax and an intergovernmental body on tax cooperation. New York, 26 September: The High-level Dialogue on (...) read more

Another view of the Climate Action Summit
¤ admin ¤ 25 September 2019
The so-called ‘Climate Action Summit’ was an odd affair. It began with a youth dialogue, including a speech from Greta Thunberg, who called out the audience of heads of state and CEOs of some of the companies known for their inaction in the face of the climate emergency. “How dare you say it is (...) read more

Gender Equality: a thread running through the Sustainable Development Goals
¤ admin ¤ 25 September 2019
UN SDG Summit: 24-25 September The need for gender equality is being referred to throughout discussions on the SDGs as an important prerequisite to achieving the goals 25 September New York: “There is simply no way we can achieve the 17 SDGs without achieving gender equality and empowering (...) read more


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