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action/2015 Asia

In the middle of a coup d'etat, representatives from GCAP Asia and the Asia Development Alliance (ADA) met in Thailand to form a broad and inclusive platform called action/2015 Asia to inspire and mobilise individuals, organisations, social movements and others across the continent.

The goal: nothing short of achieving a just and sustainable world.

action/2015 Asia -- which is aligned with GCAP's Global Moves for Justice as well as the global action/2015 campaign -- will amplify the voices and aspirations of Asians to influence governments, businesses, institutions as well as the Post-2015 sustainable development agenda and international climate negotiations. (Read more.)

Events: GCAP at the UN - Overview

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:

Event: Asian Voices for the World We Want

Asian CSO Perspectives
and Strategies at the UN General Assembly

Please join GCAP, the Asia Development Alliance (ADA) and LDC Watch on SUNDAY 22 September from 6 - 8:30pm at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City (45 East 45th Street).

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.

G20 Update: 2013 Verdict - 3 Key Issues

REACTION TO G20 SUMMIT COMMUNIQUE
MEDIA RELEASE
06 SEPTEMBER 2013 ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
VERDICT ON THE G20 SUMMIT – THREE KEY ISSUES
 
While the issue of military action in Syria has dominated G20 media coverage, the G20 has also announced policies – like a major tax avoidance initiative - that will impact people across the globe.

Asia Development Alliance

ADA 2013

Representatives from about ten GCAP Asia coalitions participated in the inaugural meeting of the Asia Development Alliance, which has been created to enhance collaboration between civil society platforms across the region.

Participants noted that an Asian narrative of development is urgently needed to shape development conversations and the post-2015 framework.  In addition, several activists noted that this new platform could provide an opportunity to strategise and create common positions in advance of international meetings.

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