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GCAP Newsletter April 2017


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Dear Colleagues,

It is encouraging to see the great energy and the many activities on the SDGs and the Agenda 2030. This UN Agenda is not a far-fetched idea which only exists on paper. Many different actors are working on the great transformation – from women’s organisations to scientists and corporate actors. The involvement of many active young people is even more refreshing. This is an agenda of the people.


GCAP Global Co-Chair Becki Malay speaking at the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development in Bonn, Germany

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In Conversation with Ingo Ritz


The Network of African Youth for Development spoke with GCAP's director Ingo Ritz about the challenges and opportunities the SDGs have brought to Africa and the difficulties national governments face in their implementation, what this means for African youth.

This September marks 2 years of SDGs; on a scale of 1-10 how would you rate the implementation of the SDGs?

"The implementation of the SDGs is very slow. There are only 15 years to implement the Agenda 2030 and almost two years have passed without much action. Of course, it’s difficult to assess globally because the situation is different from country to country. When it comes to practical implementation there are countries with a zero, many with one or two, and few with a three and four and may be a very few better. This assessment underlines the high urgency to achieve policy changes in the coming years – for the people who are suffering now and to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Nonetheless, there are some signs of hope – so it’s possible and I hope very much that the rate will improve in the coming years."

You can read the full interview on on the website here on the NAYD website.

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Inequalities Campaign launched in Fiji!

We are excited to announce today's launch of the “Faces of Inequality” Campaign for the Asia-Pacific region! #FacesOfInequalityThe event is part of the International Civil Society Week (http://civicus.org/icsw/) in Fiji