Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2019 now available

The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development – launched today in advance of the 2019 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development. The report warns that unless national and international financial systems are revamped, the world’s governments will fail to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…

Civil Society Letter Against Digital Trade Rules in WTO

CSO Letter Digital Trade 2019-04-01-ENG CSO Letter Digital Trade 2019-04-01-ESP CSO Letter Digital Trade 2019-04-01-FRA Release-CSO Letter-E-CommWTO 2019-04-01 Dear WTO Members, Technology can stimulate development and help build sustainable livelihoods, but the right policies are essential to ensure that countries, workers and consumers everywhere can benefit. But some countries have declared their intent to rewrite…

2019 ECOSOC Forum on FfD Follow-up: Roadmap

Here a comprehensive update on the preparations for the 2019 FfD Forum (April 15-18, NY HQ): The 2019 FfD Follow-up Forum is fast approaching. Please find here the Concept Note and revised draft outline of the Forum programme for your easier reference. If you plan to attend, make sure you complete your registration for the…

Pooja Rangaprasad appointed as Director, Policy and Advocacy, Financing for Development at SID

The Society for International Development is pleased to announce the appointment of Pooja Rangaprasad as Director, Policy and Advocacy, Financing for Development. In her capacity as Director, Policy and Advocacy, Financing for Development, Pooja will lead and facilitate strengthened policy dialogue and advocacy efforts of the Civil Society FfD Group towards UN Member States, with special…

Conflict of Interest: Corporations lead UN promotion of controversial PPPs

Representatives from companies with a history of mismanagement of public contracts and renowned tax-dodging practices will meet in Geneva this week to lobby for business-friendly UN standards on Public- Private Partnerships. The UN Economic Commission for Europe is ​currently meeting​ to establish International Standards on PPPs. PPPs, which ​rarely fail to deliver​ in the public interest, are essentially…