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GCAP Reactive on Zero Draft on Post 2015

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Well begun but half done: Zero draft of the post-2015 outcome document has best of intentions yet many gaps on things that matter

Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities.  -Pope Francis

Climate justice, All Ages and Sexual and Reproductive Rights - May Mobilisations continue

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17 May – Faith Climate Action

This day marked the launch of Yeb Sano former Filippino climate ambassador´s People’s Pilgrimage beginning in his homecity of Tacloban, which was ground zero of 2013 Typhoon Haiyan. Over the next few months he will walk thousands of kilometre visiting climate affected communities and culminating in Paris of the COP21 talks,

"We are going to send a powerful, loud message to world leaders that we are many, and we care about the governments and industries of the world finding a solution to the climate crisis," he said "What we want is a just, equitable, ambitious and durable climate agreement to be forged in Paris."

18 May- World leaders to measure up to our ambition

This day of action took part at the start crucial SDG negotiations at the UN in New York 18-22 May. Across action/2015 we sent messages through letters, postcards and tweets letting them know that millions of people are taking action and demanding that they measure up to our ambition and set up a robust system to ensure progress towards a better future for our people and our planet.

22 May All Ages Day

From Labour Rights to Citizen Participation - the first 16 days of May Mobilisations

01 May - Socially Excluded Groups and Labour Rights

Lead by the GCAP Socially Excluded Task Force the day saw women and men workers from dalit, adivasis and other excluded communities across India take to the streets to demand decent work and a dignified wage.  People on the ground and online created a unified chain linking fingers and calling for an ambitious SDG to stop discrimination and ensure equality in work spaces, dignified work and a decent wage for all by 2030.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actions also took place in Ghana, Pakistan, Kenya and Costa Rica Very exciting news came from action/2015 Kenya where the President agreed on a 12% Pay Increase for workers!

“The present system of governance has made labourer and working class vulnerable even though the wealth of the nation was built on the theft of their land and from their work in the farms, mines and factories,” said Kenneth Amoateng of GCAP Ghana during a mobilisation event in Accra, “The time has come for politicians to talk to the labourer and working class openly and honestly to ensure the enhancement of the dignity of the Ghanaian labour force.”

The Elephant is Waiting!



GCAP Europe prepares for the action/2015 stunt on Tuesday, 26 May at 12pm, at the Schuman Roundabout in Brussels. Join us! 

In our Financing for Development campaign, we are fighting for different issues such as tax justice for transnational companies. At this moment, it is crucial to ask the EU to keep commitments for more and better aid by 2020. The EU might drop them. The Elephant in the room is waiting at the GCAP Office in Brussels to walk to the EU. Please join the protest of the Elephant in the room in Brussels and around the world!

GCAP Statement on Forests, Food, & Nutrition

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Forests are Key to Ending Malnutrition & Hunger

But UN Members Would Allow 10 More Years of Deforestation!!

Forests can reduce, end global hunger, according to the new report launched on 6th May, 2015 during the United Nations Forum on Forests in New York. It is a bold claim, and the report, published by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), doesn't shy away from the enormity of the problem it seeks to address.

Some 805 million people — one in nine citizens of Earth — are undernourished, primarily in Africa and Asia. At the same time, between 1.2 and 1.5 billion people worldwide depend on forests for all or most of their diet and livelihood, according to the report. This suggests that if countries with big forest-dependent populations adopt national policies and land-use strategies that support the planting of multi-functional trees to provide food, timber, fuel wood, medicine, and a host of environmental services, they could do much to ensure access to safe, nutritious food for all. Agro-forestry, like agro-ecology, is important to achieving UN Secretary General’s Zero Hunger Challenge!

Click here for the full statement.

GCAP Solidarity with Nepal

A call to prioritize marginalized and excluded people in Nepal

After the earthquake in Nepal: Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) calls on the  international community to work with local civil society to reach and deliver aid to marginalised and excluded communities  in remote areas.

“Even after a week, immediate relief has not reached remote areas” reports Daya Sagar Shrestha today, the Director of the NGO Federation of Nepal. “People in 10 districts are facing serious humanitarian challenges. The number of deaths has crossed over 5000 and hundreds of thousands of people have been wounded.”

The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) expresses wholehearted solidarity with the people of Nepal and hopes that the nation gains the strength to overcome this disaster. GCAP recognises the efforts of the Government of Nepal but the extent of the humanitarian crisis and limited resources there needs timely and quality support from international organizations.

For full statement click here.

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