Echoes in the press

The ITF has contributed to a major civil society report on sustainable development launched on the first day of the United Nations’ High-Level Political Forum.

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017 highlights how privatisation, public-private partnerships and the growing influence of corporate bodies over governments and international institutions are threatening the achievement of the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (www.reflectiongroup. org), created in 2011 to offer independent analysis and suggestions to the international de­bate, decided in 2015 to regularly watch and assess the implementation of the new 2030 Agenda and the structural obstacles in its realization, and to present its findings in an annual “Spotlight Report”. The report is supported by a broad range of CSOs and trade unions, and based on the experiences and reports by national and regional groups and coalitions from all parts of the world.

 

As the UN High-Level Forum opens in New York, a global civil society report spotlights the role of big business in hindering development and deepening economic and social disparity.

Unbridled privatization, corporate capture and mass-scale tax abuse are blocking progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, argues a new report by a global coalition of civil society organizations (CSOs), including Habitat International Coalition’s Housing and Land Rights Network.

See the video Privatisation and public private partnerships are not a sustainable path to development… here

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.

New York, 10 July 2017: A global coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions presents today the report Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017. It is published on the opening day of the High Level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York. The report provides the most comprehensive independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Privatization, partnerships, corporate capture, and their impact on sustainability and inequality – assessments and alternatives

by Barbara Adams, Jens Martens, Chee Yoke Ling et al.
Report by the Civil Society Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 2017

Global report assesses how privatization and corporate capture have become obstacles to progress under the 2030 Agenda.

New York, 10 July 2017: A global coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions presents today the report Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017. It is published on the opening day of the High Level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York. The report provides the most comprehensive independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Report by the Civil Society Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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, regressive 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.

Global report assesses how privatization and corporate capture have become obstacles to progress under the 2030 Agenda.

"Spotlight Report 2017" von www.2030spotlight.org

Conversation with authors of the Civil Society Report
Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017

Reclaiming policies for the public: Privatization, partnerships, corporate capture and their impact on sustainability and inequality – assessments and alternatives

Baha’i International Community, Suite 120 (first floor)
866 UN Plaza, New York
18 July 2017, 1:15-2:45pm

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