Asia-Pacific civic groups reiterate importance of civil society in multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development

March 30, 2022

“From what prism should we look into the progress of SDG 17, especially in multi-stakeholder partnerships? From the point of view of companies? The point of view of the government? Or the point of view of the people?”, Rep. Carlos Zarate of Bayan Muna Partylist asked after pointing out how multi-dimensional crises, aggravated by the pandemic and respective government responses, facilitated the profiteering agenda of the private sector vis-a-vis the worsening condition of marginalized sectors.

Building Back Better, Together: How can SDG 17 and civil society partnerships ensure genuine development in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic?

March 24, 2022

As the Asia-Pacific region continues to ‘build back better’, countries’ progress on SDG 17 in addressing the pandemic must be evaluated. SDG 17 provides the means to advance other SDGs, facilitating poverty reduction, zero hunger, good health, gender equality, quality education, and climate action, among other goals. 

People’s Review of SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals

November 30, 2021

While SDG 17 serves to ensure the means to achieve the other sustainable development goals, negative impacts of debt distress, corporate capture of development and militarization of aid have only served to worsen the state of development in recipient countries. In the Philippines, unequal and exploitative partnerships resulted in rising debt, inaccessibility of services and shrinking of civic spaces.

People’s Review of SDG 16: Asserting People’s Right to Development and Governance Amid Shrinking Democratic Spaces

November 30, 2021

Through the Council for People’s Development and Governance’s PH Civil Society SDG Watch, ASCENT-Assert Socio-Economic Initiatives Network, Leyte Center for Development, Inc., Karapatan, Defend Panay Network, EcuVoice Philippines, WeGovern Institute, SAKA, Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation, Inc. – MISFI, and Altermidya held the People’s Review of SDG 16 forum entitled “Asserting People’s Right to Development and […]

People’s Review of SDG 6 | Water and Sanitation: Goal and Right

November 30, 2021

Water for the People Network together with the SUKI Network and the WATER System Employees Response – WATER and Water Is Life Network held a forum themed People’s Review of SDG 6 – “Water and Sanitation: Goal and Right” last July 12, 2021. The forum assessed the Philippines’ progress in implementing SDG 6 and discuss […]

People’s Review of SDG 14: Pagrepaso ng Mangingisda at Mamamayan sa SDG 14 sa ilalim ng Pandemya at Krisis Pang-Ekonomiya

November 30, 2021

PART I Partikular sa sektor ng maralitang mangingisda, may ugnay ang SDG 14 o “Life Below Water” o ang “Conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources” o Pag-iingat at sustenableng paggamit ng mga Karagatan at Yamang-dagat. Sa pakikipagtulungan ng mga advocate groups, inorganisa ang mga serye ng aktibidad na may temang: Rebyung […]

People’s Review of SDG 8 | Trabaho, Sahod at Ayuda hanggang mapuksa ang pandemya: Karapatan at Kasarinlan tungo sa tunay na Kaunlaran

November 30, 2021

Held on July 13, 2021 by the Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research, Federation of Free Workers, Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura, and Defend Jobs Philippines through the Council for People’s Development and Governance’s PH Civil Society SDG Watch, Filipino workers weighed in on the implementation of SDG8 on economic growth and decent […]

People’s Review on SDG 12 and SDG 13 | Sustainability and climate justice beyond COVID-19

November 30, 2021

For decades, the Philippines has been subjected to environmental destruction attributed to the unregulated practices of extractive and pollutive industries. While the government ensures the adoption of sustainable consumption and production (SCP, through SDG 12) and climate action (SDG 13) to preserve our finite natural resources and combat environmental destruction, it seems to be untrue […]

People’s Review of SDG 3 | Reclaiming Health & Well-Being: SDG 3 and Privatization Amid the Pandemic

November 30, 2021

The discussion aims to show that a system that prioritizes people’s health by providing free services (funded by the government) is doable and will result in better health outcomes compared to a public-private system in a government setting as experienced in other countries.

People’s Review of SDG 2 | Binhian, Bungkalan, Bahaginan: Tugon sa Panawagang Tapusin ang Kagutuman

November 30, 2021

The forum aims to: a) assess the Philippines’ progress in implementation of SDG 2; b) identify major policies and programs hindering the eradication of hunger and malnutrition especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic; and c) propose policies and present case studies on people-led food systems addressing the people’s rights for safe, sufficient, accessible and affordable food.