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Johannesburg Call to Action

THE JOHANNESBURG CALL TO ACTION
12 November 2013

This article contains excerpts from the Johannesburg Call to Action.  You can read the full document in English or Spanish.  Translations are being prepared by GCAP constituents; we'll share the additional language versions as they become available.

Shared Financial Responsibility needed for development, GCAP Japan tells gov't

Ugoku/Ugokasu (GCAP Japan) has urged the Japanese government and other global powers to work quickly to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and create a Post-2015 development framework – based on human rights and human security – so that every person can live with dignity in a just world without poverty.

“We need a strong and visionary leadership that will provide hope to all and bring about global solidarity to tackle global issues,” Ugoku/Ugokasu notes in a statement presented to the Japanese government. “The Post-2015 process provides the best opportunity to show this kind of leadership.”

Events: GCAP at the UN - Overview

Government and civil society delegates are converging on New York this week for a series of key events related to the Millennium Development Goals and the Post-2015 development agenda.

GCAP and our partners will be there to raise the voices of impoverished communities and the global South. The world is at a crossroads and we need to ensure that we take the path of social justice, women's rights, peace and human security and respect for planetary boundaries. Here's an overview of where to find us:

Event: Asian Voices for the World We Want

Asian CSO Perspectives
and Strategies at the UN General Assembly

Please join GCAP, the Asia Development Alliance (ADA) and LDC Watch on SUNDAY 22 September from 6 - 8:30pm at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City (45 East 45th Street).

The Post 2015 Development Agenda provides an opportunity and challenges to CSOs in Asia to empower people living in poverty and insecurity to claim their human rights including the Right to Development. This Roundtable Discussion will assess the deliberations within the UN on the Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015 development framework leading up to the UN General Assembly and come up with common action strategies based on the ADA statements on Post-2015 development agenda.

Event: Civil Society Voices on Post-2015

Please join GCAP and our partners – Beyond 2015, CIVICUS and IFP – as we highlight Civil Society Voices on Post-2015: Messages from the National Level on Monday 23 September at 1:15 pm at the UN.

Event: Addressing the Disability Disconnect

CGCAP is proud to co-sponsor an event organised by Disabled People's International entitled "Eradicating Extreme Poverty: Addressing the Disability Disconnect".

Please join us on Monday 23 September from 11:00 - 12:30 in the Secretariat Building at the UN Headquarters (S-2726+2727).

Background

Governments and individuals alike must focus attention on marginalised communities like people with disabilities, if we are truly going to "Leave No One Behind".

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