By Miguel Santibáñez, President of the Chilean Association of NGOs - ACCIÓN, member of the IFP political committee and coordinator of the Mesa de Articulación.
The United Nations General Assembly and the Post-2015 agenda
The recent 69th General Assembly of the United Nations -in September 2014-, sought to establish an agenda for dialogue and debate on development by organizing events and summits on climate change, indigenous peoples, development financing, as well as on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda itself, among other areas. Read the full editorial here
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Mobilizing for our future: An interview with Action/2015
This coming January, the Action/2015 campaign will be launched to mobilize the global community in calling for the adoption of an ambitious sustainable development agenda and climate agreement in 2015.
The population in Europe is somehow divided nowadays, there is an increasing euro-scepticism and loss of hope on the European project there. But we still can see a vast number of people who believe in democratic, rights-oriented and value-based Europe, too. Read More
Climate Summit 2014: When climate becomes a social issue
By organizing the Climate Summit in New York, the UN Secretary-General’s motivation was to create a positive international dynamic involving a wide array of players one year prior to the Paris meeting, and thus avoid repeating the failure of Copenhagen in 2009. Read more
Civil Society agenda focuses on Post-2015 at the 65th Conference of UN NGOs
Running parallel to the global community’s race to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) -whose deadline is 2015- a post-2015 development agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has been formulated. Both the launching of the post-2015 agenda and the COP 21 -events that will happen in the second half of 2015 only a few months away from each other- have the potential to shape the future of the people and the planet for the better. Read More
European Citizens Summit: Decolonise the neo-liberal capitalist imaginary we live in
By International Forum of National NGO Platforms (IFP).
Cambodia at a crossroads: New laws would limit freedoms
The Seminar organised by the two Brazilian networks of Civil Society Organisations REBRIP – Brazilian Network integration of people and ABONG – Brazilian Association of NGOs, entitled “Promoting Equity and Socio-Environmental Justice in BRICS”, which took place on the last 28th, 29th and 30th of May, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was a great opportunity to learn and share experiences across three continents. Read More
13 to 14 November 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark
Beyond 2015 Copenhagen CSO Conference
The Beyond 2015 Copenhagen CSO Conference will bring approx. 200 civil society representatives to Copenhagen with the objective of taking stock of the Post-2015 agenda and the global goals for sustainable development. Read More
International Civil Society Week 2014
19 to 25 November 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa
The event, organized by CIVICUS, will feature more than 20 meetings organized by CSOs from around the world, addressing the theme “Citizen Action, People Power”. Read More
24 to 25 November 2014, Oxford, United Kingdom
Human Rights and the Post-2015 Agenda: Challenges and Prospects
This conference aims to bring together a diverse group of participants, to explore current developments, to analyse existing weaknesses and to attempt to point towards future improvements in a way that a human rights framework can address these problems. Read More