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Communiqué of the GCAP Global Assembly 2015

NEW YORK DECLARATION
Mobilising Against Inequalities
Making "Leave No One Behind" A Reality

New York, 28 September 2015

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GCAP Global Assembly 2015

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The GCAP Global Assembly 2015 will take place on the 27th and 28th of September 2015 in New York.  

Please find the invitation letter from our three co-chairs below. We hope to see many of you in New York!

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GCAP Statement on the ‘International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17 October’

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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.

Open letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

SDG Watch Europe, an alliance of 70 organisations including GCAP, the Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Plan International, has today (6 June) written to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker calling for him to adopt, as a matter of urgency, an overarching strategy to guide implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Plese find the text of the letter below. The full letter with all signatories can be downloaded here.

Dear President Juncker,

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015 was a major global achievement and the EU can rightly be proud of the part it played. SDG Watch Europe – a new, European cross-ectoral civil society alliance set up to monitor the implementation of the Agenda - was glad to see a commitment to implement the 2030 Agenda included in the 2016 Commission Work Programme, entitled

‘No Time for Business as Usual’.

Europe must lead by example and truly move beyond ‘business as usual’ if it is to respond to the 2030 Agenda’s call for transformative change. To do so, the EU must boldly and coherently implement the whole 2030 Agenda – both internally and externally. However, it is now almost a year since the 2030 Agenda was agreed and there has been extremely little progress at EU level. We note that the external dimension of implementation is beginning to move forward through the work of Commissioner Mimica and HRVP Mogherini.

How did EU policies affect the poorest

Voices of the Marginalized

As world leaders have endorsed a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - and largely declared its predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to be a success - it's imperative to understand the extent to which the MDGs did and did not eradicate poverty in the Global South.

A frank assessment of the past fifteen years, based on grassroots analysis and inputs from the most vulnerable and marginalised communities is essential if the world is going to be able to realise the

SDGs and truly ensure a Life of Dignity for All. The Millennium Development Goals established eight interlinked concrete time-bound targets to

halve extreme poverty by 2015 and eradicate it by 2025; however, latter target was dropped along the way. The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) mobilized hundreds of millions of people across the globe to demand accountability from their governments, declaring that governments must “keep their promises” to achieve and exceed the MDGs.

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.

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