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Ending Poverty through Peace and Human Security: A View from the Arab Region

Over the past decade, many countries in the Arab Region have experienced good economic growth rates and some have even posted positive indicators for health, education and decreasing poverty. But key issues - inequality, jobs for our youth, peace and human security - are not being addressed. If we are to truly end poverty, it is imperative that the Post 2015 agenda include clear commitments on these issues, writes Ziad Abdel Samad.

The G20's 'Financing for Investment' must not leave Sustainable Development behind

“Financing for Investment” -- a new catchphrase for generating long-term finance primarily for huge, cross-border Public Private Partnerships in infrastructure -- is quickly becoming a centrepiece of the G20's agenda and will feature prominently in this year's G20 meetings.

In much of the world, writes Nancy Alexander, infrastructure investment is desperately needed.  But new infrastructure projects should strengthen, not undermine, sustainable development.

A Migrant Worker's Testimony to the Post-2015 High Level Panel

The following statement was delivered to the UN High Level Panel on Post-2015 Development by Siti Mariyam, an Indonesian migrant worker, on 25 March 2013.

For the last ten years, at least 200 million migrant workers in all over the world have been moving the world’s economy and bring advantages to our country and the countries where we work. Majority of us are women and work as domestic workers.

We are in vulnerable condition. In this we almost have no legal protection, even though we have contributed alot, but our mobility has been limited with policies which are discriminative, exploitative, anti-migration, criminalization and put us as informal sector. Working abroad is our human right that should be promoted, fullfilled and protected by the country of origin and the country of destination.

Gender Equality: Is the High Level Panel Listening?

Poverty justice campaigners, led by the Feminist Task Force, have sent the UN High Level Panel on Post 2015 a clear message: gender equality is essential to end poverty. But did the panelists receive it?

The "Gender Equality to End Poverty" statement complements the "Red Flag" message and was drafted at the Bonn civil society forum "Advancing the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda".  Individuals and organisations are invited to endorse the statement.  Key messages include the need to

Asia Development Alliance

ADA 2013

Representatives from about ten GCAP Asia coalitions participated in the inaugural meeting of the Asia Development Alliance, which has been created to enhance collaboration between civil society platforms across the region.

Participants noted that an Asian narrative of development is urgently needed to shape development conversations and the post-2015 framework.  In addition, several activists noted that this new platform could provide an opportunity to strategise and create common positions in advance of international meetings.

Monrovia - High Level Panel meeting on Post 2015

The UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Post 2015 conducted its third meeting in Monrovia from 30 January to 1 February 2013.  The theme:  "National Building Blocks for Sustained Prosperity".  Panel members discussed development, economic transformation and national growth.  Civil society activists met for two days prior to the high level panel, before presenting its recommendations to the panel members.

A lot has been written about this meeting  -- and if you've been following the process, you likely received dozens of emails about it.  On this post, we aim to share some of the key analysis, documents and resources.  We hope this will be useful to campaigners as we continue to lobby and mobilise for The World We Want.

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