Sustainable Development Festival 2021 in Italy

By ASviS The annual appointment with the Sustainable Development Festival is renewed for the fifth edition, which will take place from September 28 to October 14 2021, throughout Italy and online. The Festival will take a hybrid format. It aims to stimulate the reflection on the critical issues raised by the current situation, which demonstrate […]

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Inspired by Finland, Norway includes civil society’s assessments in the official VNR report

By Norway’s Voluntary National Review Civil society’s assessments show that Norway has made efforts to meet the SDGs. However, we still have significant challenges, says Kathrine Sund-Henriksen, director of the Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development.  Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development (ForUM), a network of over 50 organisations working on development, environment, human rights […]

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Revisiting SDG 8 with a “care lens”

By MMM – Make Mothers Matter In our written Statement to the 2021 UN High-Level Political Forum, MMM revisits SDG 8, which will be reviewed this year. We argue that “Work” must be redefined as a holistic concept, where both paid and unpaid work are combined. We also challenge the notion of “economic growth” as […]

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Support the #Culture2030goal campaign

By Culture Action Europe If you believe that there is no future without culture and that the cultural ecosystems should be integrated into both short-term recovery and long-term development strategies, support the #Culture2030goal campaign.  The #Culture2030goal campaign calls for the recognition of culture as the fourth pillar of sustainable development and advocates for mainstreaming culture […]

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Promoting a Just Transition in Europe and Worldwide

By SOLIDAR SOLIDAR’s latest publication, “Promoting a Just Transition in Europe and Worldwide”, is a collection of initiatives by SOLIDAR members and allies. It showcases some of the many ways Civil Society Organisations and trade unions lead the path to climate neutrality and contribute to ensuring a Just Transition in Europe and worldwide. The publication, […]

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Does sustainable development need human rights?

By Platform Agenda 2030 When the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, human rights organisations found themselves in a dilemma vis-à-vis this global reference framework supposed to point the way to a sustainable future. The 2030 Agenda did not create a legally binding framework but represented a voluntary commitment by states. […]

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System change report and documentary

By EEB – European Environmental Bureau Oxfam Germany and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) went out of their North-South and nature comfort zones to talk about the deeper changes that are now needed, especially in Europe.  “Towards a well-being economy that serves people and nature” is a 56p Oxfam Germany-EEB report (4p summary) that connects […]

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From local to global: an innovative partnership between cities and CSOs to support sustainable urban development and citizen participation within local governance 

By ALDA – European Association for Local Democracy The European capital of democracy, the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg in France, the local Tunisian authorities of Kairouan and Mahdia, together with European civil society organisations – ALDA (European Association for Local Democracy), the CODATU Association (Cooperation for Urban Mobility in the Developing World) – and […]

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