Tag: agenda 2030

Civil Society to BBM: The government is for the people, not your family and other elites

September 27, 2022

It is nearly three months since the dictator Marcos’ son, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., was sworn into the presidency. The country’s 17th president took office with a large majority of votes according to elections long criticized as opaque and vulnerable to electronic cheating, aside from campaigning marred by massive vote-buying and disinformation.  When the election […]

Leave No One Behind: Ending Discrimination and Inequality Towards Agenda 2030

May 14, 2022

Moving forward, we aim for a Philippine society free from discrimination and inequality where no one will be left behind.

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 […]