We know that Mandela – Madiba as he was called in his beloved country - is alive in all that we do, in the way we decide to live, lives dedicated to the well being of all and the care of Mother Earth.
His soft and tender smile, the peaceful semblance of his face, are here to stay, as we walk the paths we are called to walk, if we choose to live them in the way he did - in humbleness, in the magnificent magnanimity of caring deeply, intentionally and sincerely.
This article contains excerpts from the Johannesburg Call to Action. You can read the full document in English or Spanish. Translations are being prepared by GCAP constituents; we'll share the additional language versions as they become available.
Ugoku/Ugokasu (GCAP Japan) has urged the Japanese government and other global powers to work quickly to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and create a Post-2015 development framework – based on human rights and human security – so that every person can live with dignity in a just world without poverty.
“We need a strong and visionary leadership that will provide hope to all and bring about global solidarity to tackle global issues,” Ugoku/Ugokasu notes in a statement presented to the Japanese government. “The Post-2015 process provides the best opportunity to show this kind of leadership.”
Government and civil society delegates are converging on New York this week for a series of key events related to the Millennium Development Goals and the Post-2015 development agenda.
GCAP and our partners will be there to raise the voices of impoverished communities and the global South. The world is at a crossroads and we need to ensure that we take the path of social justice, women's rights, peace and human security and respect for planetary boundaries. Here's an overview of where to find us:
The Post 2015 Development Agenda provides an opportunity and challenges to CSOs in Asia to empower people living in poverty and insecurity to claim their human rights including the Right to Development. This Roundtable Discussion will assess the deliberations within the UN on the Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015 development framework leading up to the UN General Assembly and come up with common action strategies based on the ADA statements on Post-2015 development agenda.