Category: Alert

Inequality will not be solved by attention-grabbing private sector initiatives – it requires serious transformation of power relations and resource distribution

On the last official day of the UN High-Level Political Forum, civil society express concern that ‘vision without implementation is hallucination’.

New York, 19 July 2017: Despite soaring rhetoric, glossy reports and slick presentations, the fact remains that implementation on the ground is “stalled”, as highlighted in a series of civil society national reports as part of the global Spotlight Report initiative. Read more…

Stalled implementation at national level – unhelpful international environment

Civil Society sees ‘room for improvement’ in national implementation of 2030 Agenda as well as an unfavourable international environment

New York, 18 July 2017: During the Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) of 44 countries at the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, many civil society activists raised questions, criticizing government (in-)action as well as crippling framework conditions that slow down implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the national level. Read more…

“We don’t need ‘trillions’ to achieve the SDGs”

New York City, 14 July 2017: With the first week of deliberations at the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development coming to a close this Friday at the UN in New York, civil society activists are criticizing a piecemeal approach to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Especially worrisome to activists is a growing gap between aspirational goals and a lack of proper and comprehensive means of implementation. Read more…

Global Spotlight Report warns against risks of Public-Private Partnerships

Press release PPP: Corporations divert UN agenda, claims civil society report Global Spotlight Report warns against risks of Public-Private Partnerships   Download PDF here. New York, 13 July 2017: Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), usually portrayed as...

Corporate power threatens women´s human rights

Press Release Corporate power threatens women´s human rights New independent Spotlight report points out that women´s lower wages and poorer labor conditions have resulted in unfair advantages for corporations Download PDF here. New York, 12...

World Bank plan to mobilize “trillions” will not help the poor

Press release World Bank plan to mobilize “trillions” will not help the poor Global Spotlight Report says that the proposed “cascade” of private financing for infrastructure will result on more corruption, high fees for...