By Laura Sullivan, Vice President of CONCORD.
The Sustainable Development Goals: A chance to play fairer?
Europe needs to see both sides of the coin, both the money that can support sustainable development and those policies that might make or break it. Development has been redefined along these lines. But where is the political will to make policies fair? Read the full editorial here
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Sustainable Development Goals: A struggle of global society
Abong began in 2013 an activity geared towrads providing qualified information about the negotiations around the definition and composition of the SDGs in order to foster mobilization of CSOs to influence the position of the Brazilian government within the negotiations reflected the capacity build-up and positioning of its civil society. Read more
OECD countries are facing an unprecedented refugee crisis and the situation requires a comprehensive and co-ordinated international response to address the immediate needs of asylum seekers and the longer-term challenge of helping them integrate. Read More
On the Way to the COP-21 in Paris
The 5th IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report, released in 2014, has in fact seriously warned about the real risks for a global warming exceeding 2°C if adequate measures are not taken. Read More
Arab NGO Network for Development congratulates Tunisia's Civil Society and henceforth Tunisia's people for the Quartet's winning of the Nobel Peace Prize
Thanks to the Quartet’s achievements, Tunisia managed to reach a constitution protecting freedoms and citizens’ basic rights and to organize fair and democratic elections. Read more
Comprehensive and co-ordinated international response needed to tackle refugee crisis
By Amadou Malet, President of the Mali Federation of NGO Collectives (FECONG) .
Call from civil society in Mali for citizen mobilization
Civil Society Organizations in Mali remain concerned about the internal political situation and the climate of extreme insecurity in the country for almost five long years now. This, despite the hopes raised by the various resolutions of the United Nations, the efforts of the State of Mali, the participation of African countries and the entire international community. Read More
16 november 2015, Brussels, Belgium
EPAN: Second EU-Arab Civil Society Dialogue “Rebuilding Relations with European Southern Neighborhood Countries”
This civil society dialogue is coorganised by CONCORD EPAN WG and the the Euromed Non Governmental Platform, the Arab NGO Network for Development, with the support of the European Economic and Social Committee, and aims to bring together civil society organizations of the Mediterranean. Read More
Financing for Development Massive Open Online Course
16 november - 16 december 2015
This MOOC will familiarize participants with the new development agenda and the use of finance, including innovative solutions, to fund the SDGs and meet our Bank Group goals of ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity by 2030. Read More
26-27 november, Maputo, Mozambique
3rd National Conference of Mozambican Civil Society Organizations
The National Conference of Civil Society is scheduled between the 26th and 27th of November 2015 in Maputo City with the participation of 80 delegates from all provinces. Read More
Conference of the Parts of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 2015 (COP21/CMP11)
30 November - 11 December, Paris, France
France will host and preside the 21st COP, which constitutes the supreme organ of the Convention. It meets annually in global conferences in which decisions are adopted in order to respect the objectives of fighting against climate change. Read More