Report from the Peoples General Assembly
Last Sept. 24, the Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development, IBON International, the Asia Pacific Women for Law and Development, the Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-determination and Liberation, and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization successfully held the second People’s General Assembly (PGA) at First Presbyterian Church, New York. The first PGA was initiated last Sept. 21, 2013 at Foley Square Park, New York.
This year, over 110 participants from various civil society organizations, grassroots groups and individuals gathered to raise public awareness about the ongoing intergovernmental negotiations for a new UN development agenda; help build public pressure on governments around the need for a transformative, equitable, sustainable and just development; and strengthen global solidarity and collective strategies amongst people’s movements engaged in the struggle for development justice.
Read highlights from the PGA here: http://peoplesgoals.org/devjustice/highlights-from-the-peoples-general-assembly-2014-a-political-report/
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APMM Position on the OWG Outcome Document
We are glad to share with you the following short document that serves as our position on the OWG Final Outcome Document. We hope it can reinforce and add on to the critique that the CPGSD released last August. Please feel free to disseminate it to your networks also. Thanks you very much.
APMM Program Coordinator
CPG response to OWG outcome document
As you all know by now the Intergovernmental Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals officially released its final report last July 28 containing proposed goals and targets for the 2015-2030 period.
Please find attached the response of the Campaign for Peoples Goals to this outcome document. The paper examines the OWG’s proposed goals and targets for sustainable development and the emerging Post-2015 development agenda within the larger context of current policy trends and strategies pursued by governments, Washington-based international financial institutions, development agencies, and the business sector It concludes that whatever lofty goals and targets are being proposed, they will not be achieved as long as neoliberalism and the global capitalist development model remains intact.
-- Paul Quintos IBON International 3rd Flr., IBON Center 114 Timog Avenue, Quezon City 1103 Philippines Telefax: +63 2 9276981 Skype ID: paul.quintos Websites: iboninternational.org peoplesgoals.org
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