“Global Policy Watch” (GPW) is a joint initiative of Social Watch and Global Policy Forum. It was launched in 2015 in order to follow negotiations at the United Nations towards the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Post-2015 Summit of the United Nations in New York, as well as their implementation and follow-up processes.

The Global Policy Watch (GPW) project aims to keep members of global civil society informed about crucial global negotiations. GPW explores opportunities for participation and lays the basis for a strong presence of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the monitoring and review processes following the major commitments in 2015, when the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted.

In 2018, the GPW program is focusing on raising issues addressing the implications of these major decisions and the impact on and requirements of these decisions for the UN system, and the processes taking place exploring these implications, including reform of the UN development system and the report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development, and how existing processes are addressing the universal nature and interlinkages of the SDGs. Additionally, preparations for the 2019 General Assembly review of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and the UN Reform Summit in 2020 are underway.

Global Policy Watch will inform about its activities on this website as well as via an e-mail list, its twitter account and in briefing papers.

The initiative is possible thanks to the funding and support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The contents of this web are the sole responsibility of Social Watch and Global Policy Forum and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).