Areas of Engagement


Some key features emerged during the discussion follow below:

Washington, D.C. - On October 10, 2014, NGOs, farmers' groups, and indigenous organizations from across the world are coming together as part of the Our Land Our Business campaign to denounce the World Bank's Doing Business rankings. The campaign, endorsed by over 235 organizations, will be staging "creative resistance" events at the Bank's annual meetings in Washington D.C. and nine other cities around the world. The D.C.

Development 57.1 'Shared Societies', a special issue of the quarterly journal of the Society for International Development, has been produced in partnership with the Club de Madrid.

The journal explores the impact of foresight on policymaking seeking to understand whether and how futures' predictions and analysis are taken in considerations in the policy formulation. The journal's authors reflect on the utility of foresight and how, in their view, foresight contributes to improved decisions and outcomes, particularly for the poor and vulnerable citizens of their communities.

During the two day meeting, public interest civil society organizations urged Member States to take a strong leadership role in finding a way forward to tackle the root causes of the multiple burden of malnutrition, namely the tragedy of over 800 million people estimated to be chronically undernourished, 2 billion people suffering from the consequences of micronutrient deficiencies, and the rapidly growing global epidemic of overweight and obesity, especially in developing countries, with the projection of over 2 billion adults affected by 2015.

This document has been prepared as a joint effort by the public interest civil society organizations that are actively engaging the ICN2 preparatory process. While the group is diverse and positions might differ on specific issues, this statement expresses the elements of common concern among this diverse group of organizations.

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Governance, Agency and Fundamental Principles

Ban Ki-moon: Tell the UN to Put an End to Tax Abuse

His Excellency Ban Ki-moon
United Nations Secretary-General
United Nations Secretariat
New York, NY 10017

Dear Mr. Secretary General:

List of Civil Society Organisations

Looking at the set of SDG recommendations against the priorities, proposals and objectives of the international trade union movement, and in light of the need to retain certain ideas and improve others, we have the following reflections: