By Miguel Santibáñez, President of IFP.
The IFP is established as an institution
The International Forum of National NGOs Platforms (IFP) brings together 64 national development NGO platforms and 6 regional coalitions in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania, representing together more than 22,000 organizations. 2015 was a landmark year for the strengthening of the global network, particularly with the adoption of its 2016-2020 Strategy and the decision to be set up as an institution by creating a legal structure in France and obtaining European funding for the next 4 years. This, in order to play a pioneering role, among others, in the capacity building of NGO platforms and the monitoring and implementation of Agenda 2030. Read the full editorial here
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Implementation of the 2030 Agenda: “Sustainable development can only be achieved by putting people ahead of economic gain”
“Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, otherwise known as the 2030 Agenda, is the development agenda adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, agreed to by 193 member states – setting out 17 goals and 169 targets geared towards ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and protecting the planet over the next 15 years. Read more
We members of the Asia Development Alliance (ADA) and undersigned participants would like to share our collective views on the issues related to the global civil society coalition-building on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read More
Canadian civil society report on implementation of ODS sets an expample of participation and monitoring
Upon completion of the negotiation rounds of Agenda 2030 and the adoption of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, the big issue now facing global civil society and national governments is the implementation of the agenda. Amid that initial phase of pressure and monitoring, the newly elected Liberal government of Canada committed to implement a national plan for the Sustainable Development Goals. Read More
Declaration of West African Civil Society for strengthening CSOs
African CSOs face countless challenges in their work today because of the weakness of their institutional, financial and internal governance structures in the region. In view of these difficulties, CSO networks met to discuss a proposal to organize a regional consultation on the development of common strategies, but also to plan and facilitate the exchange of experiences between organizations, building convergences and strategic partnerships, as well as reaching consensus on a comprehensive action plan. Read more
Open Letter on Global CSO Coalition-building on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a corporate grab
By Raul Burbano, program Director at Common Frontiers
Lucia Sepúlveda, Seeds officer for Pesticide Action Network Chile (RAPAL-Chile)
This agreement has nothing to do with the countries’ needs or hopes and is masking a corporate led global government. The TPP was written by corporations like Monsanto, the transnational company producer of hybrids, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and pesticides with the support of the pharmaceutical industry, auto manufacturers and other corporations according their business interests. Read More
World Humanitarian Summit
May 23rd - 24th, Istambul, Turkey
The summit will consist of High-Level Leaders’ Roundtables and Special Sessions.
The High-Level Leaders’ Roundtables will provide high-profile opportunities for Heads of State and Government and high-level representatives from other stakeholders to make commitments and announce bold actions in support of the five core responsibilities of the Agenda for Humanity. Read More
July 11th - 20th, New York, USA.
UN High Level Political Forum
HLPF 2016 is the first since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda on SDGs. This session will include voluntary reviews of 22 countries and thematic reviews of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as a range of side events. Read More
August 9th - 14th 26-27, Montreal, Canada
World Social Forum 2016
The goal of the WSF 2016 is to gather tens of thousands of people from groups in civil society, organizations and social movements who want to build a sustainable and inclusive world, where every person and every people has its place and can make its voice heard. Read More
May 3rd, São Paulo, Brasil
Conversation “The role of civil society in overcoming global and national crisis”
Promoted by Civicus World Alliance For Citizen Participation, in partnership with the IDS (Democracy and Sustainability Institute), the goal of this meeting between representatives of civil society organizations is to reflect on their protagonist role in the paths countries pave towards a more sustainable development. Read More