Over the past decade, many countries in the Arab Region have experienced good economic growth rates and some have even posted positive indicators for health, education and decreasing poverty. But key issues - inequality, jobs for our youth, peace and human security - are not being addressed. If we are to truly end poverty, it is imperative that the Post 2015 agenda include clear commitments on these issues, writes Ziad Abdel Samad.
Imagine growing up in a place where the sound of bombs exploding is routine, where travel - within your own country, much less overseas - is complicated, stressful and often simply not possible and where school-going is tinged by memories of tear gas.
This is unfortunately the reality in too many communities in the Middle East.
“Financing for Investment” -- a new catchphrase for generating long-term finance primarily for huge, cross-border Public Private Partnerships in infrastructure -- is quickly becoming a centrepiece of the G20's agenda and will feature prominently in this year's G20 meetings.
In much of the world, writes Nancy Alexander, infrastructure investment is desperately needed. But new infrastructure projects should strengthen, not undermine, sustainable development.
As the European Union debates a new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) whose impact will be felt across the globe, GCAP Germany has presented its government with a petition calling on the EU to enshrine the Right to Food in its policies.
More than 14,000 people signed the petition, which was presented to German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner.
"Europe's agricultural subsidies and export policies undercut local products – particularly of milk and meat -- in other countries, depriving farmers and traders in Africa and elsewhere of their livelihoods," says Anke Scheid of GCAP's German national coalition, Deine Stimme Gegen Armut which means "Your Voice Against Poverty".