Daily Archives: May 28, 2015

28 May. 2015

Speech by Emilia Reyes at the Informal Interactive Hearings with Representatives of NGOs, Civil Society, Major Groups and the Private Sector on the Post-2015 Development

Emilia Reyes (Gender Equity & WMG OP) gave a statement at the UN PGA hearings with Civil Society Organisations on the Post-2015 Agenda, 27 May 2015: For us, the FfD platform should change the rules in which the world functions. It has the potential to promote a transit towards a world that is not based in donor-recipient dynamic but one that recognizes historical responsibilities. A world in which governments are not being taken hostage by the private sector and unregulated capital flows. In which trade treaties are not preventing states to promote clean and safe industry, or in which decent work is not a reason for which foreign capital will leave a country. In which Africa and Latin America are not regions from which illicit flows exceed the amount of ODA that enters through official channels, and therefore in which our Southern regions stop being creditors of the North. In which the dignity and wellbeing of people is valued more than the repayment of interest on loans. In which tax contributes to a fairer society and the developmental role of the State. In which it is acknowledged that unpaid domestic and care work performed by women generates the 60% of the value that is generated in the world, and therefore is shared and redistributed. Read her powerful statement here or watch her speech at 20:48 here. […]

28 May. 2015

Informal interactive hearings with representatives of Non-governmental Organizations, Civil Society, Major Groups and the Private Sector on the Post-2015 Development: Tina Rai’s statement

Read  Mrinalini Rai’s (Global Forest Coalition – GFC) statement on behalf of the Women’s Major Group at the Informal interactive hearings with representatives of Non-governmental Organizations, Civil Society, Major Groups and the Private Sector on the Post-2015 Development, 26 May 2015. Round Table 1: Theme: Declaration. Download here […]