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We the People - take Action for SDGs!

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Dear Colleagues,
 
On September 25th 2015 the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all members states of the United Nations (UN). We are organizing a global action for the two year anniversary on the 25th September 2017 under the slogan "We the People - take Action for SDGs!".

Many governments publicly congratulate themselves on the progress on the SDGs. But accountability mechanism are weak and the overall implementation has been slow, uneven and non-inclusive. A clear picture of progress of individual countries and the international community can only be achieved if governments work with citizens and civil society on national implementation plans.

HLPF side event

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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 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.