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Latest publications on this Web site:

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

Alternative reports show inequalities rising as a result of Covid
¤ admin ¤ 12 July 2021
The Covid pandemic affects all, but its impacts are socially and geographically unequal: The poor are being impoverished and inequalities between countries are rising even more as a result of the very unequal distribution of vaccines. This is the main message emerging from the alternative (...) read more

LDCs present VNRs at the HLPF (13–15 July 2021)
¤ admin ¤ 8 July 2021
Two days ago at the opening of the UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF) the head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, addressed the problem of inequalities-- inside households, within national economies and across different countries. Concerning “vaccine inequality”, she (...) read more

UN Monitor #24: CSO Perspectives on the LDC5 Programme of Action
¤ admin ¤ 2 July 2021
The Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) will be held In Doha, Qatar in January 2022. Preparations are already underway to negotiate the Outcome Document to be adopted in Doha, which will serve as a new 10-year Programme of Action (PoA) for the LDCs. On 20 (...) read more

ONLINE | Voluntary National Reports on the 2030 Agenda: What can we learn for a post-pandemic world?
¤ admin ¤ 24 June 2021
The Committee for Development Policy (CDP) will discuss with Civil Society Reflection Group their key findings of its analysis of 2020 VNRs, highlighting the disconnect between the ambition of the agenda and the attention given to the transformative policies in such areas as productive (...) read more

Citizens’ Monitoring of Financing for COVID-19 Response and Recovery
¤ admin ¤ 3 June 2021
Social Watch Philippines is organizing a Policy Dialogue on June 4, 2021 (Friday), from 1:30PM-4:30PM (Manila time) via Zoom in order to present the findings on the Citizens' Report of the AIIB Financing for COVID-19 Response and Recovery as well as key recommendations of the research to (...) read more

Invitation to contribute to the 2021 report
¤ admin ¤ 1 June 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the whole world, but in differentiated ways, highlighting structural inequalities within and between countries. The confluence of a health emergency and economic crisis has shown the disastrous consequences of undermining democratic governance and weakening (...) read more

ANND condemns Israel's brutal practices and calls for the widest solidarity campaign with the defenseless Palestinians
¤ admin ¤ 11 May 2021
Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) strongly condemns the attacks on defenseless Palestinians in Jerusalem and its neighborhoods, especially the attempt to uproot the residents of Sheikh Jarrah, calls on the international community to launch the broadest solidarity campaign with the (...) read more


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