HLPF 2018 Side Event – Wednesday, July 11, 2018 H 18:30-20:00 – UNHQ Conference Room 4
Areas of Engagement
Conversation with authors of the Civil Society Report: Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018
12 July 2018, H 6:15 PM, Church Center, 10th Floor, 777 UN Plaza, New York
The world is off-track in terms of achieving sustainable development. Fundamental policy changes are necessary to unleash the transformative potential of the SDGs. In particular, there is a need for more coherent fiscal and regulatory policies and a whole-of-government approach towards sustainability.
As member and co-faciliatator of the coordination group of the Civil Society Financing for Developemnt Group, SID has contributed to the side events below organized collectively by the Civil Society FfD Group (including the Women’s Working Group on FfD) at the FFD Forum 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Conference Room
A new report unveils how corporations and governments are actively pushing for commercial seeds in West Africa having profound implications on people’s diets and rights.
Last October, more than 150 organisations signed a PPP Global Campaign Manifesto, expressing our alarm at the increasing use of PPPs to deliver infrastructure projects and public services around the world, and in particular the World Bank’s role in promoting these contracts. Our combined evidence shows that the experience of PPPs has been negative, and few PPPs have delivered results in the public interest.
The 15 September marks the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The implosion of Lehman was the first major milestone of the North Atlantic financial crises, which also spilled over to the global south. Hundreds of millions of citizens were ultimately affected.
Human Rights: Food for a thought not taken lightly
APPLYING THE HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORK IS NOT ‘A’ DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVE; IT IS ‘THE’ ROAD TO AN ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. (PHM Latin America)
Press Release, Luxembourg, 20 March 2018, Eurodad | EU co-financed Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) cannot be regarded as an economically viable option for delivering public infrastructure, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The PPPs audited suffered from widespread shortcomings and limited benefits, resulting in €1.5 billion of inefficient and ineffective spending.