“Assert a People-Centered Development” – CSOsMay 27, 2023
CSOs in a forum discussed the systemic barriers faced by people across the globe amidst the “polycrisis” of connected and cascading crises in recent times. The economic and geopolitical interests of global powers impact on the on the multiple crises, wars, and acts of aggression. Peoples across the global South are waging struggles for their rights and sovereignty.
Just calls for living wages, rights and secure jobsMay 3, 2023
The Council for People’s Development and Governance holds in high esteem the valiant Filipino workers who relentlessly advance the calls and campaigns for decent and sustainable livelihoods throughout the country. On May 1, 2023, various multisectoral groups joined workers in commemorating International Labor Day in the Philippines. The groups have united to call on the […]
Justice For Alex Dolorosa, Protect Rights Defenders – CPDGApril 28, 2023
The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) strongly condemns the vicious killing of Alex Dolorosa, a paralegal officer, and union organizer of the BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN) Philippines Bacolod chapter. Dolorosa is also an LGBTQIA activist under the BPO Employees, Gay, Lesbians and Allies for Genuine Acceptance and Democracy (BEGLAD). This heinous act of violence against a development worker like Alex Dolorosa is not only a tragedy, but also an affront to the advancement of civic spaces.
Advancing Pro-People Climate and Environmental GovernanceApril 23, 2023
Every commemoration of Earth Day should include reflecting on the critical role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in advancing pro-people climate and environmental governance. CSOs are at the forefront of holding governments and corporations accountable for the continuing environmental degradation causing an inexorable climate crisis.
Fashion protest on UnMET SDGs calls for development justiceMarch 30, 2023
The fashion protest is civil society’s creative way to demand the Philippine government and donor countries to fulfill commitments on effective development cooperation principles towards Agenda 2030.
CPDG calls for Development Justice at the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2023March 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 2023March 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.
Marcos Jr.’s actions should match his call for unity, peace, and reconciliationFebruary 26, 2023
Genuine peace and unity can only be attained if the root causes of poverty and inequality are resolved with people-centered and human rights-based development policies and programs.
Stakeholders discuss UN Human Rights RecommendationsFebruary 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) […]
Sign the CSO Manifesto for Enabling and Strengthening Civic Space in the PhilippinesFebruary 22, 2023
The manifesto draws from the recommendations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) on enabling civil society in development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. The OECD-DAC Recommendation highlights the importance of civil society engagement in addressing today’s multiple crises in line with peace and sustainable development.