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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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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty!

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Dear Colleagues,

Greetings on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty!

Here is GCAP’s statement for this important day:
 
Eradication of poverty only possible by fighting inequalities 17 October 2017
Today, 17 October 2017 – the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) demands serious measures against inequalities in order to eradicate poverty by 2030.

Media Statement | 25 September 2017

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PEOPLE AROUND THE GLOBE CALL ON WORLD LEADERS TO ACT ON THE 2ND ANNIVERSARY of SDGs (#ACT4SDGs)

Today, on the 2nd anniversary of the SDGs, thousands of people in 834 events in 109 countries and more than 3 million people on social media around the world are raising their voices and calling on world leaders to be accountable and to #ACT4SDGs.

It’s been two years since 25 September 2015, when UN world leaders agreed to a definitive plan for the planet and its people by adopting the Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

“Only if the people demand it will governments act” says Beckie Malay, Co-Chair of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) from the Philippines. Civil society organisations are organising 834 events from Manila to Buenos Aires, to Brussels and Nairobi.

 

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.

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