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GCAP Global Council Meeting in Bonn, Germany from the 3rd- 5th of March 2017

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The GCAP Global Council met in Bonn, Germany from the 3rd- 5th of March 2017. At the meeting plans for the new Inequality Campaign was one main topic of discussion along with general planning process and assessment of the progress of SDG implementation and monitoring.

From left to right: Agustina Carpio, Sow Oumar, Salina Sanou (Co-Chair), Mario Céspedes Avalos, Beckie Malay (Co-Chair), Mohammad ZiaurRehman, Katsuji Imata, Ingo Ritz (Director). Missing: Riccardo Moro (Co-Chair) and Farah Nazeer.

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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. 

Nobel Peace Prize

The 2017 Nobel Prize has been awarded to Juan Manuel Santos.

For GCAP this is a relevant choice.  We consider commitment for peace and justice as fundamental and inseparable. Fighting poverty and inequalities means to be engaged in a non-violent struggle, looking stubbornly for the dialogue with ‘the other’ rather than for his death.

Every reconciliation process, no matter how difficult, tiring and imperfect, has to be warmly welcomed and supported. 

GCAP looks with concern to the result of the Referendum in Colombia, and hopes that peace progress wouldn’t be harmed.  Durable justice can be built only through dialogue, meeting and walking together.

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Lettre d'information du GCAP avril 2017 - Francais

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Chers collègues,

Il est encourageant de voir la grande énergie et les nombreuses activités pour les ODD et l'Agenda 2030.

Ce n'est pas un programme lointain de l'ONU qui existe uniquement sur le papier. Beaucoup d'acteurs travaillent pour sa réalisation en vue de la grande transformation attendue -par des organisations de femmes des scientifiques et les entreprises.

La participation de nombreux jeunes actifs est encore plus rassurante. C'est un agenda pour l’humanité.

GCAP Boletín Abril 2017 - Español

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Francés Inglés

Queridos colegas, 

Es bueno ver la enorme energía y todas las actividades sobre los ODS y la Agenda 2030. Esto no es un programa lejano a la ONU y que solamente se presenta en los papeles. Muchos actores diferentes están trabajando en la gran transformación - desde organizaciones de mujeres, científicos y empresas. La participación de muchos jóvenes que acompañan la causa es aún más alentadora.

GCAP's plans for COP 21 in Paris

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GCAP presence in Paris at the COP21

GCAP will be present throughout the COP and we will offer workshops, have strategic meetings and network with other networks and new potential partners for the 2015. Different GCAP representatives will attend the COP negotiations in different capacities and be present throughout the negotiations.

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