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In efforts to disseminate Kenya Inequalities report findings to critical stakeholders and policy makers, SID approached the Executive Committee of County Assemblies Forum (CAF) through the Member Services Committee to seek a partnership that would facilitate the SID research data and the needs CAF to build the capacities of county assemblies in their role of providing oversight over county executive.

As follow up of SID study on Kenya Inequalities, SID is organizing County meetings in partnership with the  Ward representatives from 10 Counties in Kenya to disseminate the research findings of the study.

Aldo Caliari, Righting Finance | As the co-facilitators of the Third Financing for Development Conference, to be held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) coming July released the first draft outcome document for negotiations (“Zero draft” or “the Draft”), RightingFinance issued a human rights assessment of it.

Marina Ponti, Social Watch | As the negotiations on the zero draft of the Third Financing for Development Conference (FFD3) progress civil society organizations, Governments and the UN met at the occasion of the roundtable entitled Towards a Private Sector Accountability Protocol for Sustainable Development1 to discuss the proposal of a Private Sector Accountability Protocol for Sustainable Development.

The outcome of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) will affect the ability of states to fulfill their human rights obligations, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets being set for the post-2015 agenda. Both human rights and the SDGs are similar in that they are universal, and entail individual as well as common responsibilities, taking into account varying national capacities to achieve them.

Oakland, CA - As the World Bank prepares for its annual Spring Meetings, members of Our Land Our Business, a campaign of over 260 NGOs, farmer groups and trade unions from around the world, are publically posing three questions about the Bank’s role in land grabbing, climate destruction and the corporatization of agriculture.

These questions penetrate to the heart of the World Bank’s development model and throw its loudly and expensively self-promoted claim to serve the interests of the world’s poor into stark relief.

The large group of CSO organizations and networks that engages in the Financing for Development process conducted a thorough collective examination of the Zero Draft, expressing strong reservations on its capacity to offer a sound basis to advance the agenda for sustainable development and heighten the level of the existing commitments on financing for development.

FfD ZD – CSO Analysis & Recomm – 13 Apr 15

A group of academics and directors of policy institutes and think tanks (including SID) express their concern about the target of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They urge the negotiator to strenghten the targets as, the more measurable and specific they are, the more manageable and monitorable they will be.

Read the letter here

 

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The 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59, 9-20 March 2015) concluded its work on Friday March 20th after two weeks of negotiations accompanied by high levels round tables, side events, parallel sessions, photo exhibitions, and a youth forum. Thousands of people, hundreds of events, and 273 NGOs statements uploaded on the UN Women's website.

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