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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

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty!

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Dear Colleagues,

Greetings on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty!

Here is GCAP’s statement for this important day:
 
Eradication of poverty only possible by fighting inequalities 17 October 2017
Today, 17 October 2017 – the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) demands serious measures against inequalities in order to eradicate poverty by 2030.

Public statement

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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.

Media Statement | 25 September 2017

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PEOPLE AROUND THE GLOBE CALL ON WORLD LEADERS TO ACT ON THE 2ND ANNIVERSARY of SDGs (#ACT4SDGs)

Today, on the 2nd anniversary of the SDGs, thousands of people in 834 events in 109 countries and more than 3 million people on social media around the world are raising their voices and calling on world leaders to be accountable and to #ACT4SDGs.

It’s been two years since 25 September 2015, when UN world leaders agreed to a definitive plan for the planet and its people by adopting the Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

“Only if the people demand it will governments act” says Beckie Malay, Co-Chair of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) from the Philippines. Civil society organisations are organising 834 events from Manila to Buenos Aires, to Brussels and Nairobi.

 

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