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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:

UNGA76 Side Event titled Multi-lateralism & Multi-stakeholderism: Where does accountability for the corporate sector fit in?
¤ admin ¤ 17 September 2021
We are thrilled to invite you to a UNGA76 Side Event titled Multi-lateralism & Multi-stakeholderism: Where does accountability for the corporate sector fit in? When September 24th at 8:00 AM New York / 8:00 PM Beijing / 2:00 PM CET read (...) read more

PRESS RELEASE: Launch of Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2021
¤ admin ¤ 17 September 2021
Global civil society report demands justice beyond rhetoric New York, 17 September 2021 Policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have greatly exacerbated national and global inequalities. Blatant examples are the unfair distribution of care work, relying mainly (...) read more

LAUNCH SPOTLIGHT REPORT 2021: Demanding Justice Beyond Rhetoric
¤ admin ¤ 7 September 2021
Time to overcome contradictions and hypocrisy in the COVID-19 crisis Friday, 17 September 2021, 9:00-10:30am EDT PLEASE REGISTER HERE! Policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have exacerbated rather than reduced global inequalities. The most visible example of (...) read more

UN Convenes CSO Consultation for LDC5
¤ admin ¤ 24 August 2021
With preparations underway for the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) being held in 23-27 January 2022, the co-chairs of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom), have convened two consultations with CSOs, one on 20 May and one on 28 July. Introducing the second (...) read more

Feminists for a People’s Vaccine Campaign
¤ admin ¤ 6 August 2021
Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) and Third World Network (TWN) are facilitating the Feminists for a People’s Vaccine Campaign (FPV) for equitable, accessible, and affordable COVID-19 vaccines, drugs, therapeutics, and equipment—Access to Medicines or A2M for short. The (...) read more

2021 HLPF side event: “Voluntary National Reports on the 2030 Agenda: What can we learn for a post-pandemic world?”
¤ admin ¤ 2 August 2021
On 12 July, Social Watch co-organized together with the Secretariat of the Committee for Development Policy (CDP), the New School and Global Policy Forum, the HLPF side event “National Reports on the 2030 Agenda: What can we learn for a post-pandemic world?” to launch the CDP Background Paper (...) read more

Civil Society consultation with Member States for the LDC5
¤ admin ¤ 28 July 2021
Roberto Bissio, coordinator of Social Watch, participated in the Consultation of Civil Society with Member States, 2nd Preparatory Committee Meeting for the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) that took place on Wednesday July 28, 2021. read (...) read more

Will the LDCs be left behind... again?
¤ admin ¤ 28 July 2021
Forty years ago the least developed countries were promised acceptable minimum standards of living for their peoples by the end of the 20th century. But developed countries, instead of providing the promised finances, technology and capacity building made their fate worse, adding climate change (...) read more

Heard during UN LDC5 preparations
¤ admin ¤ 15 July 2021
“We are in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. The severity of its impact is being felt globally. The LDCs are bearing its heaviest brunt. They have weak infrastructures, and a serious lack of capacity to cope with internal and external shocks.” H.E. Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of (...) read more

A Trade Union Take on the SDGs - edition 2021
¤ admin ¤ 13 July 2021
Compiled under the challenging conditions resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, this edition of the Trade Union Take on the SDGs analyses and compiles the monitoring of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at national level undertaken by 22 labour organisations in 13 (...) read more


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