The recent Progress Report on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) paints a skewed and misleading picture about how SDG implementation is proceeding, while hindering any form of accountability. These effects are convenient for the political forces who want to cherry-pick the SDGs into oblivion, while delivering more of the same neoliberal, top-down policies that even the IMF now admits have only resulted in increased inequality and insecurity. By Kate Donald, director of CESR's Rights in Sustainable Development program.
The number of people forced to flee their homes by war and persecution has risen to record levels for the third year running, with 65.6 million people displaced around the world – more than the population of Britain.
South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost two million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated six million people — half the population — will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the government and the United Nations.
Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to foreign aid disproportionately target the poorest countries, and serve a signal that this administration is not concerned with fighting poverty, writes Aria Grabowski from Oxfam America.
From 19-23 June 2017, #TaxJustice for #PublicServices Global Week of Action events are rolling out around the world, from South Africa to Tunisia, Brazil to Perú, Vietnam to Bangladesh, and Spain to the Netherlands.