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Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2020

On the eve of the (virtual) United Nations 75th anniversary event Pushing the reset button will not change the game New York, 18 September 2020. The COVID-19 crisis and the worldwide measures to tackle it have deeply affected communities, societies and economies around the globe. The implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been put at high risk in many countries. COVID-19 is a global wake-up call for…
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Declaration of Civil Society Organisations at the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings

In a joint declaration, 35 civil society organisations reject the IMF austerity policies implemented in Ecuador, Argentina and Haiti, with agreements that include the restriction of public investment, reduction of labor rights, establish tax amnesties for the corporate sector and trigger a continued deterioration in public services. This is not the way to either prevent or resolve a crisis. The IMF has to change its austerity and deregulatory structural reform policies. Countries must have access…
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Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2019

The Spotlight Report 2019 "Reshaping governance for sustainability" Transforming institutions – shifting power - strengthening rights - Global Civil Society Report on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs dives more deeply into the (global) governance arrangements, structures and institutions that will actually be necessary to implement these policies and to unleash the transformative potential of the SDGs. The report offers analysis and recommendations on how to strengthen inclusive and participatory governance and to overcome structural…
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