UN Communiqué “Progress and equality should go hand in hand with cooperation regarding water issues”

Tuesday 2 April 2013

A group of UN human rights experts on water and sanitation, feeding, extreme poverty, environment, health, women discrimination, violence against women and on the promotion of a democratic and equitable order issues stresses the importance of the World Water Day which in 2013 is devoted to cooperation on water issues.

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Reflection Paper on Universal Sustainability Goals for a Post-2015 Agenda

Friday 22 March 2013

Members of the Reflection Group, of which Social Watch is part, launched a draft Reflection Paper on Universal Sustainability Goals for a Post-2015 Agenda prepared as a contribution to the Civil Society Conference on the Post-2015 Agenda that started this week in Bonn.

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Open letter to the UN and its institutions and initiatives related to forest issues

Thursday 21 March 2013

On the occasion of March 21st, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly as International Day of the Forests (1), the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) and more than 300 signatories call on the General Assembly and UN Institutions and Initiatives related to forest issues to use the new initiative to address the underlying drivers of deforestation.

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Post 2015: Education

Thursday 21 March 2013

Within the next three years, several organizations from the civil society will mobilize toward the reorganization of the post-2015 development agenda through the participation process in the drafting of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the MDG, the goals of EPT and a post-Rí+20 CONFITEA .

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Bolivia advances to foster agriculture and to stop growing deforestation

Thursday 21 March 2013

Bolivia has adopted a law for the use of land with the intention of fostering food production and slow deforestation in a region suffering from an illegal clearing of the forests.

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Paraguay: CIDH obtained information and received requests on cases of human rights violations

Thursday 21 March 2013

Within the framework of the 147th session of the Inter American Human Rights Commission (CIDH by its acronym in Spanish), representatives from civil society organizations in Paraguay requested the commission:

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IACHR Approves Reform of its Rules of Procedure, Policies and Practices

Wednesday 20 March 2013

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) approved the Reform of the Rules of Procedure, Policies and Practices by means of Resolution 1/2013, which it is publishing today. This reform is the result of a process begun in 2011 for the purpose of strengthening the protection and promotion of human rights. The process included as essential input the recommendations and observations presented by Member States, civil society, victims, academics, and other stakeholders in the inter-American human rights system. In approving this reform, the Commission is renewing its commitment to the defense and promotion of the fundamental rights of the human person.

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Argentina: Statement Southern Cone Region CLOC- Vía Campesina

Wednesday 20 March 2013

We delegates from women, youth and peasant organizations from 28 Souther Cone Region organizations from CLOC – Via Campesina, meeting in March 17-18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Civil Society statement presented at the Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday 11 March 2013

On behalf of civil society organizations represented at this meeting, I would like to begin by saying thanks for this opportunity to contribute to the deliberations over the last couple days as well as to highlight the humanistic approach taken in the convening of this conference. We wish to commend those governments that are already engaging civil society in a transparent manner in the consultations leading up to post 2015 and would like to call for a more open and participatory process involving civil society at the national, regional and international levels.

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World March of Women Declaration International Women’s Day 2013

Friday 8 March 2013

We, women of all peoples, ages, classes and sexualities, are resisting the growing criminalisation against us, our protests and our proposals. The streets and public spaces are ours! We are organised in our social movements, despite the pressure we face to remain within the domestic space; we persist in our fight for progressive laws that strengthen our formal rights, despite the repression and violence we face from governments and religious institutions. We are all women in resistance celebrating the progress we have achieved! We are all Filipina women celebrating the passage of the Reproductive Health Law!

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