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The World Bank and IMF must stop fuelling inequality

We are a group of 133 civil society organisations from many different backgrounds and countries, representing millions of people. Together we are demanding the IMF and World Bank stop fuelling the global inequality crisis. We work for changes that are fundamental to achieving the just, equal and sustainable world we all desire. We are united in believing that all of our struggles are both worsened by, and are the product of, the global inequality crisis. We are coming together to fight inequality, which is fuelling injustices in land, health, education, taxation, worker’s rights, women’s rights, climate change and human rights. We are united in believing that the World Bank and IMF are too often fuelling inequality. We call on the World Bank and IMF to ensure that all operations and activities they finance contribute to reducing inequality.

GCAP Newsletter – October 2017

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Dear Colleagues,

Congratulations for such a fantastic Global Day of Action on 25 September!!! See the pictures here, on the GCAP Facebook page and twitter account and on act4sdgs.org.

With the Act4SDGs campaign we mobilized 914 actions in 110 countries around the world!

You have made this possible.

With this Global Day of Action, we have shown that again GCAP and partners have the strength to mobilize.

At the UN Headquarters in New York could hear and feel us - that we the people are demanding a much faster implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the transformation so urgently needed for people and the planet.

Governments heard us too - there are already concrete results of governments in Senegal and Spain reacting on the mobilization.

We’re still going through all the reports, but we’ve already put together an overview of the Act4SDGs events & impressions from GCAP National Coalitions and partners.

#ACT4SDGs Toolkits

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#ACT4SDGs Toolkits (French and Spanish below)

Check out the TOOLKIT and use it to prepare your action, share your story, videos and photos on social media using the hashtag #Act4SDGs. The toolkit in Spanish and French can be found below.

 

 

Toolkit en français

Découvrez le TOOLKIT et utilisez-le pour préparer votre action, partager votre histoire, vos vidéos et vos photos sur les réseaux sociaux à l'aide du hashtag # Act4SDG. La boîte à outils en espagnol et en français se trouve ci-dessous.

6th Scenario - A sustainable Europe for its Citizens

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Banner of hte 6th Scenario

Why and how?

In a scenario where sustainability sits firmly at the heart of the European project,the EU27 will prioritise the interests of citizens, in the EU and beyond. Europe will have a strong focus on Europe’s core social values
– democracy and participation, social justice, solidarity and sustainability, respect for the rule of law and human rights, both within Europe and around the globe.

NGO Mayor Group Official Position Paper for the 2017 High-­Level Political Forum

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This positing paper of the Non‐Governmental Organizations (NGO) Major Group is the official position paper for the 2017 High-­‐Level Political Forum.

GCAP has been particularly involvd in leading the process and content on SDG 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

The High-level Political Forum, United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. This positing paper is an important document for NGOs in articulating their demands and expectations. Click on the image to accss the positing paper or click here.

 

GCAP Statement on the ‘International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17 October’

The ‘International Day for the Eradication of Poverty’ is very important for GCAP as it aligns with our global strategy and objective. The new GCAP with a renewed mandate commits itself to work towards not only eradicating poverty but to also fight rising inequality with new vigour and commitment.The presence of poverty, insecurity and inequalities continues to be a scandal in a world where knowledge and resources exist to ensure healthy and dignified lives for all.  While a few consume in an extremely unsustainable manner and accumulate soaring wealth, billions of others have no access to adequate food, safe drinking water, proper sanitation, housing, health, education, security and justice.Women, children and socially excluded people still comprise the vast majority of people living in poverty and face harsh discrimination - and often violence - on a daily basis.  It is also worrying that women lack economic empowerment and social protection and continue to live in a context that places them in a situation of vulnerability to violence patriarchy both in home and in society. Furthermore, today, marginalization is seen everywhere – from the poorest to the richest countries. Large-scale migration, displacements and the sharp increase in the number of refugees - resulting from poverty, conflicts and environmental degradation - is an alarming result of these trends. 

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