Areas of Engagement


SID's quarterly journal Development Vol. 59.1/2 explores visions, strategies and proposals on Financing for Development that challenge the notion that trillions of dollars are needed to pursue sustainable development. Real progress requires something that money cannot buy: political commitment and policy change.

Human Rights and Business: Towards a regulation of economic actors?

4 October 2017, H 10:00 AM, Fondazione Lelio Basso, Via della Dogana Vecchia,5 Rome, Italy

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Follow the international launch at FAO HQ in Rome on 26 September, live on our Facebook page here from 12:30 to 14:00

With the world still trapped in a multifold crisis, this year’s Right to Food and Nutrition Watch  will take stock of the past decade and present thought-provoking discussions and alternative solutions for finding our way out.

Civil Society activists critique first week of deliberations at High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Global spotlight report challenges the notion that “trillions of private finance” are needed to advance SDG implementation and  highlights the centrality of public policies and investments, pointing out how developed countries’ refusal to any meaningful democratization of global economic governance remains the key obstacle to unlocking the necessary means of implementation

Global Spotlight Report says SDG2 is only achievable if present food systems change towards  agroecological diversification and food sovereignty.

Global report assesses how privatization and corporate capture have become obstacles to progress under the 2030 Agenda

The SID Secretariat is pleased to announce that Dr. Lahcen Haddad has been elected Vice President of the SID International Governing Council.

Lahcen Haddad (Morocco) is a World Bank expert in human and social development. He is Professor with the Toulouse Business School in Casablanca and an affiliated writer/contributor with Harvard Business Review and Entrepreneur. He is also member of the World Bank and IMF Parliamentary Network Governing Board. 

The last few weeks of May have been quite intense on the global governance side. The Financing for Development  Forum in New York (22-26 May), the World Health Assembly in Geneva (22-31 May) and the G7 in Taormina (26-27 May) - to mention a few among the various events on the UN agenda -  followed one to the other.

Regrettably, a common thread running through these events is evident - which is the confirmation that the United Nations and the broader global governance are going through a regressive – rather than progressive - historical moment. 

SIGN the Treaty Alliance Statement

To be successful, the next session should encourage constructive negotiations between States about concrete and detailed elements of the future treaty, so too for the establishment of a road map for their completion, says the Alliance in a recent statement.