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International NGO solidarity project facing COVID-19

International NGO solidarity project facing COVID-19

By Make Mothers Matter UNESCO – At the start of the global pandemic in 2020, eight NGO-UNESCO partners decided to collaborate with their grassroots associations in solidarity actions to share the voices of the most vulnerable and understand the evolving situations on the ground. Partners included: the International Federation of Business and Professional Women, International Catholic Cooperation […]

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Event: Ursula von der Leyen responsible for SDG implementation- What now?

In November 2020, the European Commission published its Staff Working Document (SWD) “Delivering on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – A comprehensive approach”.  The SWD explains how the European Commission is “taking forward its commitment to sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs through its internal and external action policies, while also monitoring progress […]

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Changing the narrative around the SDGs – SOLIDAR Foundation event in the LLLWeek

By SOLIDAR From the 1st to the 4th of December 2020 the 10th edition of the LLLWeek took place, pulling off an outstanding programme around the theme Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Societies. The event entailed 13 events featuring policymakers, representatives from International Institutions and, of course, educational CSOs and practitioners.   SOLIDAR Foundation participated actively for […]

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Towards sustainability through Culture

By Culture Action Europe Being the only cross-sectorial cultural network in Europe, Culture Action Europe represents a wide range of cultural organisations. Among its priorities is the affirmation of culture as the fourth pillar of sustainable development, and raising awareness about the role of culture in implementing the Agenda 2030. This focus reflects a trend […]

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What could the European Union and China do for animals?

By Eurogroups for animals The EU and China are two very important global players in the agri-food sector. Both are both facing common challenges, such as the climate crisis, the spread of zoonoses and the surge in antimicrobial resistance. As unsustainable food production lies at the heart of those challenges, animal welfare can play a […]

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Escaping the jobs and growth treadmill

By EEB Beyond the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on public health and people’s lives, the accompanying lockdowns and restrictions have had a huge toll on livelihoods. To date, 2020 has proved to be a rollercoaster ride for the European and global economies. For instance, in the second quarter of the year, the EU […]

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“Mind our business”: joint report on sustainable and inclusive business models

By Cooperatives Europe On 1 December, Cooperatives Europe, Fair Trade Advocacy Office and CONCORD launched their joint report “Mind our business: Amplify the transformative power of sustainable and inclusive business models through EU external action”. The vast impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has shown once again that the European Union and its Member States should […]

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MMM #RaiseAPen Campaign kicks off!

By Make Mothers Matter Make Mothers Matter (MMM), backed by international celebrities and organisations, kicked off the #RaiseAPen campaign in November with a strong mobilisation video, answering the call of Afghan mothers for the continuation of the right to girls’ education. Raising the voices of mothers is powerful. Not only because everybody has (or had) […]

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A half step forward in the collective journey towards a more sustainable Europe is not enough

Reflecting on the 2020 ‘Commission’s Staff working document: Delivering on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – A comprehensive approach.’ By Yblin Roman Escobar, SDG Watch Europe Having travelled a difficult road due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Europeans were longing for fresh and concrete news on our collective journey towards a sustainable Europe in 2030. We […]

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Gender Equality on the Ground: Feminist findings and recommendations for achieving Agenda 2030

By wcef We are proud to share with you our #Women2030 global shadow report titled ‘Gender equality on the Ground: Feminists findings and recommendations for achieving Agenda2030’. This report contains the findings from national assessments on how to ensure a gender-just and transformative #Agenda2030 in the key priority areas of climate and environmental justice, redistributive […]

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