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Launch of action/2015!

30 GCAP National Coalitions participated in the launch of action/2015 (in addition to GCAP Europe, the Global Secretariat and Council, the Feminist Task Force and the Socially Excluded Task Force of GCAP) - on the streets and on social media.

30 GCAP National Coalitions participated in the launch of action/2015. Also GCAP Europe, the Global Secretariat and Council, the Feminist Task Force and the Socially Excluded Task Force of GCAP launched action/2015 - on the streets and on social media.

A Red Flag for the United Nations

Ahead of this year's Post-2015 negotiations, GCAP is issuing a Red Flag to the United Nations:

 

A RED FLAG FOR THE UNITED NATIONS

The Good, Bad & Ugly 

of the UN Secretary General's synthesis report, "The Road to Dignity"

What UN Member States Need to Know

 

Action/2015 - Launching Today

BE PART OF THE ACTION! 
 
We are launching the action/2015 campaign today! Across the globe, in some 50 countries - from Nicaragua to Indonesia to Tanzania - GCAP National Coalitions and Task Forces together with other civil society activists launch action/2015 to end poverty, inequalities and climate change. 
 
  • Join the digital launch with GCAP on twitter on 15th January from 2:30-3:00 GMT for a discussion of 15 solutions for 2015.  Bring your questions, answers, comments and share with your coalitions, organisations, friends, family and colleagues. 
  • Use the #action2015 and help us Tweet about how to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Peshawar: Social Justice, Not Terror

We are shocked and sad, but re-affirm our commitment with the people of Pakistan.

They say the heaviest coffins are the smallest.  And 132 families, their neighbours, the city of Peshawar, and the whole world experienced this heavy load on 16th December 2014 when the militants from Tehreek-e-Taliban (Pakistan’s Taliban) opened fire on the Army School and killed 148 people, including 132 children.  

The assault was the deadliest Taliban attack ever in Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban said the school attack was revenge for the offensive against them and they accused the military of killing civilians in remote areas where journalists are forbidden to go.

Since the bloodshed at the school, the government has promised that Pakistan will not discriminate between good Taliban and bad Taliban. The government has also announced that it will rescind an unofficial moratorium on the death penalty. Late on 18th night, the military announced it would sign death warrants for six fighters.

Mutual Accountability: Data on its own is not enough

Numbers on their own are not enough.

As Post-2015 deliberations focus on a Data 'Revolution', GCAP is leading an effort to remind leaders that data gathering and analysis must be grounded in transparency, freedom of speech and mutual accountability.

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"It is critical to involve people living with hunger and in poverty in the governance and decision-making processes," Paul Zeist testified before the United Nations, "so their perspectives are used to improve policies, programmes and mutual accountability.  If citizens are enabled to pay attention, respond, engage and take responsibility and action, then everyone can be empowered to foster an enabling environment for accelerating impact."  

GCAP Japan: More and Better Aid!

From mid-September to mid-October, as students and concerned citizens 'stood up' across Japan to call on governments to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and create a just Post-2015 sustainable development agenda, GCAP Japan has been working to shape how Japan delivers foreign aid.

Japan - one of the world's largest international donors - is in the process of revising the charter that governs its Official Development Assistance (ODA).

In 2013, Japan spent US$11.79 billion on ODA, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It ranks 4th among OECD countries in terms of absolute numbers, but just 18th in terms of percentage of national income.


Students at Konan Junior High School in the Shiga Prefecture of Japan 'Stand Up' for a world filled with smiles and without poverty.  A key demand of anti-poverty campaigners is that Japan better spend its Official Development Assistance.

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