Events

CPDG calls for Development Justice at the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2023

March 28, 2023

The Council for People’s Development and Governance, through its esteemed members, were able to address the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2023, and unpack the different systemic barriers and challenges in achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of the multiple crises, including the shrinking civic spaces. They also raised the calls for development justice and higlighted the role of civil society in development processes.

CPDG stands up versus corporate power at the Asia Pacific Peoples’ Forum on Sustainable Development 2023

March 26, 2023

The Council for People’s Development attends the Asia Pacific Peoples’ Forum on Sustainable Development in Bangkok, Thailand. With this year’s theme, “Change the System, Shift the Power: Challenging Imperialism and Corporate Capture of  the COVID-19 Recovery and the 2030 Agenda”, civil society presents the regional people’s realities in today’s context. These realities include the regression to attainment of the sustainable development goals and the 2030 agenda due to systemic barriers such as uneven development, vindication of neoliberal policies, and corporate war. 

Stakeholders discuss UN Human Rights Recommendations

February 22, 2023

Human rights stakeholders discussed recommendations for the Philippines from the 4th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations (UN) on the country’s human rights record and identified ways forward. The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) co-organized the event with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) of the Philippines, the United Nations (UN) […]

Christmas wish: Marcos Jr administration challenged to act on children’s rights violations, tackle peace process

December 22, 2022

Numerous child rights violations happened under the watch of the Duterte administration, prompting child rights advocates and groups to call on the Marcos administration to address these including the resumption of peace negotiations that will identify solutions to socioeconomic strife.

CSO-SE Dialogue: Social Enterprises as Potential Partners in Development Cooperation Advocacy

December 1, 2022

Social enterprises can be viable partners in nation building towards people-centered development if driven by social mission to uplift the lives and improve overall well-being of the marginalized. Community-based initiatives flourished even without government support, but they are threatened because of authoritarian neo-liberalism.

Solidarity action in support of living wage, ayuda, lower prices and social justice

November 30, 2022

CPDG supports the people’s calls for living wage for workers, support subsidy or ayuda for poor households, as well as production subsidy for farmers and fisherfolks, and lowering of the prices of basic goods amid falling household incomes and increasing poverty across the nation.

Stakeholders’ Watch on the UN Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines Human Rights Situation

November 15, 2022

National civil society body Council for People’s Development and Governance holds a collective action with CSOs to re-echo the voices of various stakeholders in their joint recommendations to ensure the Filipino people’s civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights and freedom of expression, association, and assembly.

Continuing rights violations belie PBBM’s promise to protect human rights, CSOs call govt to adopt stakeholder recommendations as UN review of PH human rights situation nears

August 11, 2022

At the conclusion of a series of consultation-workshops on the state of human rights in the country, over 100 civil society organizations (CSOs) noted continuing rights violations and impunity in the new administration. They pointed out that this runs contrary to the promise President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr made in June, at a meeting with the UN resident Coordinator to the Philippines, to protect human rights during his administration.

Communique of the Stakeholders in the CSOs Consultation on the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines, June 22 and 23, 2022

June 25, 2022

The state of the country’s civil and political rights (CPR) and economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) has worsened in the last six years of the outgoing administration of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. The incoming Marcos administration should make the Duterte administration accountable for its grave human rights abuses including its criminal liability for its bloody […]