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A non-binding declaration on Women and Trade signed by 118 countries was made public today during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel, where the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is taking place.

The “Joint Declaration on Trade and Women's Economic Empowerment” states without offering evidence that “international trade and investment are engines of economic growth for both developing and developed countries, and that improving women's access to opportunities and removing barriers to their participation in national and international economies contributes to sustainable economic development”.

El activista y periodista noruego Petter Titland fue autorizado a regresar este domingo a Argentina, de donde fue deportado el viernes cuando llegó para la Conferencia ministerial de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC), informó la Cancillería.

"Estoy en Brasil, he estado aquí dos días para esperar que la situación se solucione y ahora tenemos la solución. Estoy feliz por eso", declaró Titland 

Organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONG) de 30 países repudiaron hoy la deportación de un activista noruego y de una periodista británica-ecuatoriana que venían a participar o a cubrir la conferencia...

El gobierno argentino decidió no autorizar la entrada al país de 63 expertos de organizaciones no gubernamentales acreditados para participar en la cumbre de la Organización Mundial del Comercio. Las organizaciones (entre las que se encuentran Global Justice Now, Amigos de la Tierra y el Transnational Institute) han participado en las cumbres anteriores sin ningún inconveniente y están lejos de defender actos violentos como afirma el gobierno argentino. En esta entrevista, Roberto Bissio -director de Social Watch- afirma que se silencian voces críticas de la llamada «globalización corporativa», mientras se recibe con alfombra roja a los lobbistas de las grandes empresas.

Privatization, partnerships, corporate capture, and their impact on sustainability and inequality

In the 2030 Agenda governments committed to a revitalized Global Partnership between States and declared that public finance has to play a vital role in achieving the SDGs. But in recent decades, the combination of neoliberal ideology, corporate lobbying, business-friendly fiscal policies, tax avoidance and tax evasion has led to a massive weakening of the public sector and its ability to provide essential goods and services.

The Spotlight Report on Sustainable Development 2017 : “Reclaiming policies for the public” - - published on the opening day of the High Level Panel on Sustainable Development in New York, USA  - - provides a extensive assessment of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Published on the 10th July, the opening day of the High Level Panel on Sustainable Development in New York, USA, “Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017” provides a comprehensive assessment of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Para comentar el contenido del informe Spotlight 2017, entrevistamos el experto Roberto Bissio, de Social Watch en Uruguay, quien subraya los impactos negativos de las alianzas público-privadas para la implementación de los ODS y la garantía de los derechos humanos.

A global coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions present the Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017 report. The report provides a comprehensive independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2017 edition focuses on privatization, partnerships, corporate capture and the impact they have on sustainability and inequality. The articles and textboxes cover all sectors of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. According to the report, it is time to counter privatization trends, reclaim public policy space and take bold measures to strengthen public finance, regulate or reject PPPs, and weaken the grip of corporate power on people’s lives. These are indispensable prerequisites to achieve the SDGs and to turn the vision of the transformation of our world, as proclaimed in the title of the 2030 Agenda, into reality.

Launching on the opening day of the High Level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York this new global report assesses how privatization and corporate capture have become obstacles to progress under the 2030 Agenda.

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