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Resumen de Comunicaciones – 16-20 de noviembre de 2020

20. November 2020 - 2:29

¿Lo sabías?

Noviembre es el Mes Global de la Solidaridad con el Kurdistán. Este artículo explica por qué la lucha del Kurdistán debería ser una lucha global: https://bit.ly/3pArM7j   

 

¡No te pierdas!

Vea a los miembros de la AOED de nuestras circunscripciones regionales y sectoriales compartir sus mensajes y su visión para la plataforma en 2021, y más allá. Disponible en EN/SP/FR (para los subtítulos, haga clic en el icono ” configuración” en la esquina inferior derecha de la ventana de YouTube) https://bit.ly/32WJjNg  

 

Eventos en línea

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  • 23 de noviembre de 2020, 10AM Argentina / 2PM Bélgica / 4PM Kenya / 9PM Filipinas: La AOED y la Cooperación para el Desarrollo de la UE están celebrando un seminario web titulado “Hacia una base de pruebas convincentes para mejorar la eficacia de la cooperación para el desarrollo”. Comienza con sugerencias para modernizar el marco de monitoreo de Busan. Para más información y para inscribirse, visite https://bit.ly/2IyU80w
  • HOY, 20 de noviembre es el Día Global de Acción para el Kurdistán. Las protestas de solidaridad en línea y fuera de línea tienen por objeto amplificar los llamamientos del pueblo del Kurdistán contra el aislamiento, el fascismo y la ocupación, y por la libertad de Abdullah Ocalan. Las declaraciones de solidaridad, mensajes, fotos y videos con llamadas (con los hashtags oficiales #FreeKurdistan y #FreeOcalan) son muy bienvenidos. 
  • 25 de noviembre de 2020, 11AM Argentina/ 3PM Benin / 10PM Hong Kong – La Alianza Internacional de Migrantes liderará una Acción Global en Línea para los Trabajadores Domésticos Migrantes en conmemoración del Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia contra la Mujer. Más información sobre la inscripción: https://bit.ly/3lJsyfP  
  • Del 23 al 27 de noviembre de 2020, la 13ª edición del Foro de ONG del Mar Negro tendrá lugar en línea: https://bit.ly/32Fpbis  
  • 27 de noviembre de 2020, a las 10AM Argentina/ 2PM Países Bajos / 9PM Filipinas, la Red Internacional de Investigación Popular celebrará un seminario web titulado “Construyendo la Democracia del Pueblo”, centrado en las luchas y soluciones para construir una sociedad democrática que realmente cumpla las aspiraciones del pueblo.  Inscríbase: https://bit.ly/3lGYCBc  
  • Vea el vídeo resumen de la Semana de la Responsabilidad Global 2020, con los aspectos más destacados de la campaña de este año, por el Grupo de Afinidad de Asociaciones Nacionales (AGNA). https://bit.ly/3lJ2Hob  
  • Vea “Defendiendo los derechos en el sudeste asiático en medio de la represión y las crisis económicas y de salud”, un seminario web organizado por IBON International, People Coalition on Food Sovereignty and Reality of Aid Asia Pacific. https://bit.ly/3nzs24v  
  • Vea la discusión de CIVICUS con los Relatores Especiales de la ONU Mary Lawlor, Clement Voule y las organizaciones de la sociedad civil sobre cómo trabajar juntos de manera efectiva para promover y proteger los derechos a la libertad de reunión pacífica, de asociación y los derechos de los defensores de los derechos humanos en África y más allá. https://bit.ly/32T40d3  
  • Seminario web de la Coalición de la Gente sobre Soberanía Alimentaria sobre Asia Meridional, Tierra y Gente: https://bit.ly/3pIp7Zt  

 

Publicaciones/Declaraciones

  • La Confederación Sindical Internacional, como parte del grupo L20 que representa a los trabajadores a nivel del G20, está pidiendo una acción crítica a tiempo para la cumbre del G20 de este fin de semana en Arabia Saudita. https://bit.ly/3fgNXdR  
  • Reality of Aid Asia Pacífico publicó el manual de capacitación del Observatorio de Ayuda a las OSC para 2020: Avanzando en los Derechos Humanos y la Eficacia del Desarrollo para fortalecer las capacidades de las OSC en el monitoreo de la ayuda y la promoción de las alianzas de las OSC hacia un compromiso político basado en pruebas en Asia-Pacífico. Descárguelo aquí: https://bit.ly/35G4CV6  
  • De la Red Árabe de las ONG para el Desarrollo, Trato del siglo: La normalización árabe-israelí y el asedio de Palestina. https://bit.ly/35zFShk  
  • De la CSI: Reformar el multilateralismo para lograr la recuperación sostenible y el trabajo decente. https://bit.ly/3f4ufls   
  • La Alianza ACT participa en la primera revisión regional del Pacto Mundial para la Migración: https://bit.ly/3nvGWc1  
  • La Misión para los Migrantes de Asia y el Pacífico publica una declaración en vídeo de Migrantes y Comunidades de Fe por la Justicia, los Derechos Humanos y la Solidaridad: https://bit.ly/38QCUXI  
  • El indicador de referencia de los derechos humanos de las empresas para 2020 evalúa la divulgación de información sobre derechos humanos de 230 empresas mundiales de cinco sectores que se ha determinado que presentan un alto riesgo de repercusiones negativas en los derechos humanos. https://bit.ly/3kLn2Ix   
  • De ANND: Un rescate del FMI para el Líbano puede empeorar las cosas. https://bit.ly/3nnZ0F4    
  • Coalición de los Pueblos por la Soberanía Alimentaria recapitulación exhaustiva de las actividades realizadas por sus organizaciones miembros participando en la acción mundial para el Día Mundial del Hambre del 16 de octubre de este año. https://bit.ly/3lJyuW9 

 

Convocatoria de proyectos

  • Llamada de resúmenes: Del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Conflicto y Fragilidad: Investigación de políticas sobre la eficacia del desarrollo del triple nexo, fecha límite 30 de noviembre de 2020 (EN/FR/SP): https://bit.ly/3895pzn  
  • CIVICUS está buscando 5 apasionados activistas de base para unirse a un grupo que co-creará e implementará una campaña para abogar por mejores prácticas de recursos para el activismo de base a lo largo de 2021. Solicitar antes del 26 de noviembre de 2020 (EN/FR/SP): https://web.civicus.org/apply 
  • El Proyecto de Justicia Mundial lanzó un llamamiento para presentar una solicitud para el Desafío de la Justicia Mundial 2021 para iniciativas que aborden los desafíos del Estado de Derecho en medio del Covid-19. Solicitar hasta el 11 de diciembre de 2020: https://bit.ly/30Ld5TW  
  • El Foro de ONG del Mar Negro hizo un llamamiento para que se presentaran resúmenes de la serie de artículos “Construir el conocimiento para la cooperación de las OSC en la región del Mar Negro”: 10 artículos sobre temas relacionados con la cooperación regional, el liderazgo de las OSC y la resistencia de las OSC en la región durante las crisis. Solicitar hasta el 15 de diciembre de 2020: https://bit.ly/2HuVJUw   

  

Buena lectura

  • Los recientes acontecimientos en el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas ofrecen nuevas oportunidades para combatir el racismo y la brutalidad policial (EN/SP): https://bit.ly/3pElBPx  
  • Esperanza en el Amazonas: entrevista con Jimmy Piaguaje. https://bit.ly/35Ah2h5   
  • Vea la conversación pública del PNUD sobre el futuro del desarrollo entre Amartya Sen, Premio Nobel y Profesor de Economía y Filosofía, y Achim Steiner, Administrador del PNUD. https://bit.ly/38NUThx  
  • El futuro de la ayuda: Desde la ganadora del Premio Nobel de la Paz Nadia Murad hasta el jefe de la agencia de refugiados de la ONU, Filippo Grandi, más de 20 visiones del humanitarismo del futuro. https://bit.ly/2UAuDPa  
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Communications Roundup – 16-20 November 2020

19. November 2020 - 4:43

Did you know?

November is the Global Month of Solidarity for Kurdistan. This article explains why the Kurdistan struggle should be a global struggle: https://bit.ly/3pArM7j  

 

Do not miss!

Watch CPDE members from our regional and sectoral constituencies share their messages and vision for the platform in 2021, and beyond. Available in EN/SP/FR (for subtitles, click on “settings” icon in the bottom-right corner of the YouTube window)! https://bit.ly/32WJjNg 

 

Online events

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  • 23 November 2020, 10AM Argentina / 2PM Belgium / 4PM Kenya / 9PM Philippines: CPDE and EU Development Co-operation are holding a webinar titled “Towards a convincing evidence base to enhance effective development cooperation.” It starts with suggestions on modernising Busan monitoring framework. For more information and to sign up, see https://bit.ly/2IyU80w
  • TODAY, 20 November is the Global Day of Action for Kurdistan. Online and offline solidarity protests aim to amplify the calls of the people of Kurdistan against isolation, fascism, and occupation, and for the freedom of Abdullah Ocalan. Solidarity statements, messages, photos, and videos with calls (with official hashtags #FreeKurdistan and #FreeOcalan) are most welcome. 
  • 25 November 2020, 11AM Argentina/ 3PM Benin / 10PM Hong Kong – International Migrant Alliance will lead a Global Online Action for Migrant Domestic Workers in commemoration  of the  International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. More info upon registration: https://bit.ly/3lJsyfP 
  • 23-27 November 2020, the 13th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum will take place online: https://bit.ly/32Fpbis 
  • 27 November 2020, at 10AM Argentina/ 2PM Netherlands / 9PM Philippines, the International People Research Network will hold a webinar entitled  ‘Building People’s Democracy’, focusing on the struggles and solutions to build a democratic societies that truly fulfill the aspirations of the people.  Sign up: https://bit.ly/3lGYCBc 
  • Watch Global Accountability Week 2020 summary video, with highlights from this year’s campaign, by Affinity Group of National Associations (AGNA). https://bit.ly/3lJ2Hob 
  • Watch “Defending Rights in Southeast Asia amid repression, economic and health crises,” a webinar organised by IBON International, People Coalition on Food Sovereignty and Reality of Aid Asia Pacific. https://bit.ly/3nzs24v 
  • Watch CIVICUS’ discussion with UN Special Rapporteurs Mary Lawlor, Clement Voule and civil society organisations on how to effectively work together to promote and protect rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, association and rights of human rights defenders in Africa and beyond. https://bit.ly/32T40d3 
  • Watch People Coalition on Food Sovereignty webinar on South Asia, Land and People: https://bit.ly/3pIp7Zt 

Publications/Statements

  • The International Trade Union Confederation, as part of the L20 group that represents working people at the G20 level, is calling for critical action in time for this weekend’s G20 summit in Saudi Arabia. https://bit.ly/3fgNXdR 
  • Reality of Aid Asia Pacific released the CSO Aid Observatorio Training Handbook 2020: Advancing Human Rights and Development Effectiveness to strengthen CSO capacities in monitoring aid and promoting CSO partnerships towards evidence-based policy engagement in Asia Pacific. Download it here: https://bit.ly/35G4CV6 
  • From Arab NGO Network for Development, Deal of the century: Arab-Israeli Normalisation and the Siege of Palestine. https://bit.ly/35zFShk 
  • From ITUC: Reform multilateralism to achieve sustainable recovery and decent work. https://bit.ly/3f4ufls 
  • ACT Alliance participates in first regional review of the Global Compact for Migration: https://bit.ly/3nvGWc1 
  • Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants releases a video statement from Migrants and Faith Communities for Justice, Human Rights and Solidarity:  https://bit.ly/38QCUXI 
  • The 2020 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assesses the human rights disclosures of 230 global companies across five sectors identified as presenting a high risk of negative human rights impacts. https://bit.ly/3kLn2Ix  
  • From ANND: An IMF bailout for Lebanon can make things worse. https://bit.ly/3nnZ0F4   
  • People Coalition on Food Sovereignty comprehensive recap of the activities held by their member organizations in participation in the global action for this year’s October 16 World Hunger Day. https://bit.ly/3lJyuW9 

Call for Projects

  • Call for Abstracts: From the Working Group on Conflict and Fragility: Policy Research on Development Effectiveness of the Triple Nexus, deadline 30 November 2020 (EN/FR/SP): https://bit.ly/3895pzn 
  • CIVICUS is looking for 5 passionate grassroots activists to join a group that will co-create and implement a campaign to advocate for improved resourcing practices for grassroots activism throughout 2021. Apply before 26 November 2020 (EN/FR/SP): https://web.civicus.org/apply
  • World Justice Project launched a Call for Application to The World Justice Challenge 2021 for initiatives addressing Rule of Law challenges amid Covid-19. Apply until 11 December 2020: https://bit.ly/30Ld5TW 
  • Black Sea NGO Forum launched a Call for Abstracts for the “Building Knowledge for CSO Cooperation in the Black Sea Region” Articles Series: 10 articles on topics related to regional cooperation, CSO leadership, and CSO resilience in the region during crisis. Apply until 15 December 2020: https://bit.ly/2HuVJUw  

Good reads

  • Recent developments in the UN Human Rights Council offer new opportunities to combat racism and police brutality (EN/SP): https://bit.ly/3pElBPx 
  • Hope in the Amazon: interview with Jimmy Piaguaje. https://bit.ly/35Ah2h5  
  • Watch the UNDP Future of Development public conversation between Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, and Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator. https://bit.ly/38NUThx 
  • The future of aid: From Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad to UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi, more than 20 visions of the humanitarianism of tomorrow. https://bit.ly/2UAuDPa 
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Our Members’ vision for 2021 and beyond

19. November 2020 - 1:02
The CSO Partnership for development effectiveness held its annual Global Council meeting virtually last October 28 and 29, 2020. For this important event, some of our members from regional and sectoral constituencies shared their messages and vision for the platform for the year to come and beyond. English, Spanish and French subtitles available! Activate it in the Youtube window by clicking on the settings icon in the bottom right.
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Ilamado a Contribuciones de Estudios de Casos sobre Conflicto y Fragilidad 2020

13. November 2020 - 9:03

El Grupo de Trabajo sobre Conflicto y Fragilidad y la Realidad de la Ayuda – Asia Pacífico (RoA-AP) de la AOED, en asociación con el Comité de Asistencia para el Desarrollo de la OCDE-Grupo de Referencia de las OSC, invita a los investigadores y organizaciones a participar en su Investigación de Políticas sobre la Eficacia del Desarrollo del Enfoque del Triple Nexo en Estados Frágiles Afectados por Conflictos.

La iniciativa, que acepta la presentación de resúmenes hasta el 30 de noviembre de 2020, es una continuación de la conferencia de estudio organizada en Ammán (Jordania) en noviembre de 2019, así como del Programa 2020-2021 de la AOED, en el que se enumera una iniciativa de investigación sobre la eficacia de los programas de asistencia humanitaria a nivel nacional y regional.

Vea las directrices aquí.

 

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Compendio de Comunicaciones de la AOED – 9 al 13 de noviembre

13. November 2020 - 8:26

¿Sabías que?

2020 esta del décimo aniversario del mandato del Relator Especial sobre el derecho a la libertad de reunión pacífica y de asociación (ES): https://bit.ly/3krRt6f 

Eventos en línea 

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23 de noviembre de 2020, 1400 Bruselas | La AOED y la Cooperación para el Desarrollo de la UE, están organizando conjuntamente un seminario web titulado “Hacia una base de pruebas convincentes para mejorar la cooperación eficaz para el desarrollo” https://bit.ly/2IyU80w .

23-27 de noviembre de 2020 | Anoten la fecha en su calendario: La 13ª edición del Foro de ONG del Mar Negro, en línea: https://bit.ly/32Fpbis .

El IX Encuentro Internacional del Foro Social Panamazónico, Mocoa – Colombia 2020 se celebrará virtualmente del 12 al 15 de noviembre con el propósito principal de compartir ideas, experiencias y acciones contra el extractivismo. Para más información visite https://bit.ly/3eGjohz . La reunión será transmitida en sus páginas de Facebook y YouTube

Publicaciones/Declaraciones

Comunicado de la Reunión de Alto Nivel del Comité de Asistencia para el Desarrollo de la OCDE para el año 2020 los días 9 y 10 de noviembre de 2020: https://bit.ly/32FmJZi  

Comunicado de prensa del Grupo de Referencia de OSC del CAD de la OCDE: En medio de la crisis del C19, los miembros del CAD recurren a la eficacia y al sector privado, ya que la AOD sigue siendo escasa. Las ONG piden más ayuda y salvaguardias en la participación del sector privado https://bit.ly/36xtKwA 

¿Cuál es el estado de las finanzas globales al servicio de la gente y el planeta? La nueva Perspectiva Global de la OCDE sobre la Financiación para el Desarrollo Sostenible establece el programa para permitir mejores inversiones en línea con los ODS. Más información en http://oe.cd/GO21 

Los sindicatos piden a los miembros del CAD que den una respuesta Covid-19 impulsada por los ODS que promueva un crecimiento inclusivo y ambientalmente sostenible y un trabajo decente para todos (ES): https://bit.ly/3krnATB

A más de un millón de Rohingya se les ha negado el derecho al voto en las elecciones del domingo en medio de un ataque sostenido a las libertades democráticas: Un blog sobre el estado de los derechos cívicos y políticos en Myanmar: https://shorturl.at/cetJT  

Enfrentamos la mayor prueba de solidaridad global en generaciones, ya que COVID-19 inflige un daño sin precedentes, le dice el Secretario General al Grupo de 77 Ministros: https://bit.ly/3poSPCt 

Informe CIVICUS sobre la respuesta de la sociedad civil a la pandemia (ES): https://bit.ly/2Umy2RR 

Convocatoria de proyectos

Convocatoria de resúmenes: Del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Conflicto y Fragilidad: Investigación de Políticas sobre la Efectividad del Desarrollo del Triple Nexo, fecha límite 30 de noviembre de 2020 (ES): https://bit.ly/35q6rVT 

CIVICUS está buscando 5 activistas de base apasionados para unirse a un grupo que co-creará e implementará una campaña para abogar por mejores prácticas de recursos para el activismo de base a lo largo de 2021. Solicite antes del 26 de noviembre de 2020 (ES): https://bit.ly/3eV801f 

World Justice Project lanzó una convocatoria de candidaturas al World Justice Challenge 2021 para iniciativas que abordan los desafíos del Estado de derecho en medio del Covid-19. Aplicar hasta el 11 de diciembre de 2020: https://bit.ly/30Ld5TW 

El Foro de ONG del Mar Negro lanzó una convocatoria de resúmenes para la serie de artículos “Construyendo conocimiento para la cooperación de las OSC en la región del Mar Negro”: 10 artículos sobre temas relacionados con la cooperación regional, el liderazgo de las OSC y la resiliencia de las OSC en la región durante la crisis. Aplicar hasta el 15 de diciembre de 2020: https://bit.ly/2HuVJUw 

Buena lectura:

Los trabajadores arrastraron a Joe Biden hasta la línea de meta. Pero ganar las elecciones es como ganar el reconocimiento de un sindicato. Ahora empieza el verdadero trabajo: https://bit.ly/3lmOaOZ 

Centroamérica espera bajo el agua la llegada de una nueva tormenta tropical (ES): https://bit.ly/2UpfIYg 

Los Niños de Fallujah: El misterio médico en el corazón de la guerra de Irak: https://bit.ly/3eWrSB3 

“El Ixil ayudando al Ixil”: Los indígenas de Guatemala lideran su propia respuesta al huracán Eta: ‘Es abandono, es irresponsabilidad y es una falta de interés en estas comunidades’: https://bit.ly/3lsy3Q1 

El uso de ferries por parte de Italia para poner en cuarentena a los migrantes es objeto de críticas: “El aislamiento debe limitarse a la protección del derecho a la salud del individuo y de la comunidad, no para justificar restricciones a la libertad personal”: https://bit.ly/3kqTVtQ  

A la industria de las armas no le importa quién sea el presidente. Los directores ejecutivos de los fabricantes de armas y sus inversores confían en sus perspectivas, independientemente del candidato que gane las elecciones: https://bit.ly/2K0fXa5 

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Communications Round-up: 9-13 November 2020

13. November 2020 - 7:19

Did you know?

2020 marks the 10-year anniversary of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association: https://bit.ly/3ltMmDI

Online events 

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  • 23 November 2020, 1400 Brussels | CPDE and EU Development Co-operation, are co-organising a webinar titled “Towards a convincing evidence base to enhance effective development cooperation” https://bit.ly/2IyU80w 
  • 23-27 November 2020 | 13th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum, , online: https://bit.ly/32Fpbis 
  • 12-15 November 2020 | The IX International Meeting of the Pan-Amazonian Social Forum, Mocoa – Colombia 2020 will be held virtually from  with the main purpose to share ideas, experiences and actions against extractive development. For more information visit https://bit.ly/3eGjohz The meeting will be streamed on their Facebook and YouTube pages. 

Publications/Statements

  • Communique from the OECD Development Assistance Committee High Level Meeting 2020 last 9-10 Nov 2020 (EN/FR): https://bit.ly/32FmJZi 
  • Media release from the OECD DAC CSO Reference Group: Amidst the C19 crisis, DAC members turn to effectiveness and the private sector as ODA stays scarce. NGOs are calling for more aid and safeguards in private sector involvement: https://bit.ly/36xtKwA 
  • What is the state of global finance in support of people and planet? NEW OECD Global Outlook on Financing for Sustainable Development sets the agenda for enabling better investments aligned with the SDGs.  http://oe.cd/GO21 
  • Trade Union calls on DAC members to deliver an SDG-driven Covid-19 response that promotes inclusive, environmentally sustainable #growth and decent work for all (EN/FR/SP): https://buff.ly/353AVNp 
  • We face greatest test of global solidarity in generations, as COVID-19 inflicts unprecedented harm, UN Secretary-General tells group of 77 ministers: https://bit.ly/3poSPCt 
  • CIVICUS report on Civil Society Response to the pandemic (EN/FR/SP): https://bit.ly/3lsGNpi 

Call for Projects

  • Call for Abstracts: From the Working Group on Conflict and Fragility: Policy Research on Development Effectiveness of the Triple Nexus, deadline 30 November 2020: https://bit.ly/3nn7NXY 
  • CIVICUS is looking for 5 passionate grassroots activists to join a group that will co-create and implement a campaign to advocate for improved resourcing practices for grassroots activism throughout 2021. Apply before 26 November 2020: https://web.civicus.org/apply
  • World Justice Project launched a Call for Application to The World Justice Challenge 2021 for initiatives addressing Rule of Law challenges amid Covid-19. Apply until 11 December 2020: https://bit.ly/30Ld5TW
  • Black Sea NGO Forum launched a Call for Abstracts for the “Building Knowledge for CSO Cooperation in the Black Sea Region” Articles Series: 10 articles on topics related to regional cooperation, CSO leadership, and CSO resilience in the region during crisis. Apply until 15 December 2020: https://bit.ly/2HuVJUw

Good reads

  • Working people dragged Joe Biden over the finish line. But winning the election is like gaining recognition for a union. Now the real work starts: https://bit.ly/3lmOaOZ 
  • Deadly storm sweeps Central America: https://bit.ly/2UpfIYg
  • Over a million Rohingya have been denied voting rights in Sunday’s elections amid a sustained assault on democratic freedoms: A blog on the state of civic and political rights in Myanmar: https://shorturl.at/cetJT  
  • The Children of Fallujah: The Medical Mystery at the Heart of the Iraq War: https://bit.ly/3eWrSB3 
  • ‘The Ixil helping the Ixil’: Indigenous people in Guatemala lead their own Hurricane Eta response: ‘It’s abandonment; it’s irresponsibility; and it’s a lack of interest in these communities.’: https://bit.ly/3lsy3Q1 
  • Italy’s use of ferries to quarantine migrants comes under fire ‘The isolation should be limited to protecting the right to health of the individual and the community, not to justify restrictions on personal freedom.’: https://bit.ly/3kqTVtQ 
  • The weapons industry doesn’t care who’s president. CEOs of arms manufacturers and their investors are confident about their prospects, regardless of which candidate wins the election. https://bit.ly/2K0fXa5
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SAVE THE DATE: Towards a convincing evidence base to enhance EDC

10. November 2020 - 15:53

The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness and the Development Financing and Effectiveness, Relations with Member States Unit of the EU Development Co-operation are co-organising a webinar titled “Towards a convincing evidence base to enhance effective development cooperation” happening this 23 November 2020, 1400 Brussels.

The conversation will be informed by the most recent developments in the global discussions on how to keep up-to-date the evidence base in order to guide efforts for greater effectiveness of development cooperation. In particular, the lessons from the most recent EU report – Effective Development Co-operation: Does the EU deliver? – will provide a thought-provoking starting point with suggestions on how to modernise the Busan monitoring framework.

The event will offer a space for an informal dialogue to better understand opportunities and challenges on the road to the third HLM of the GPEDC. More details and an agenda to follow!

Register at https://bit.ly/32lTomJ.

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Call for Abstracts: Policy Research on the Development Effectiveness of the Triple Nexus

4. November 2020 - 7:50

The CPDE Working Group on Conflict and Fragility and the Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific (RoA-AP) in partnership with the OECD Development Assistance Committee-CSO Reference Group, invite researchers and organisations to take part in its Policy Research on Development Effectiveness of the Triple Nexus Approach in Conflict-Affected, Fragile States.

Accepting abstract submissions until 30 November 2020, the initiative follows through on the study conference organised in Amman, Jordan in November 2019, as well as CPDE’s 2020-2021 Programme that lists a research initiative on the effectiveness of humanitarian assistance programmes at country and regional levels.

See guidelines here.

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Closing Statement: Financing for Development in the Era of Covid-19 and beyond

3. November 2020 - 6:35

The following statement was delivered by CPDE Co-Chair Beverly Longid at the closing segment of the “Financing for Development in the Era of Covid-19 and beyond,” a meeting of civil society representatives and the United Nations. In it, she called on UN Member States to put at the core of conversations human rights and people’s development, as well as an emphasis on the Effectiveness principles and states’ fulfillment of historical commitments.

View the full video here: , and read more about civil society’s demands here:

On behalf of the CSO Financing for Development Group, and the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), we thank the UN Secretary-General for convening this significant conversation.

As the earlier speakers said, we are facing many crises in the economy, health, climate, and debt, as well as in development with worsening poverty and inequality, heavier burdens for women, and more barriers to people’s rights. In effectively addressing these, we have to admit that the old systems have contributed to these crises, if not caused it. The freedom of capital has long driven the global economic and financial architecture. But it did little or nothing at all to promote socio-economic rights and development for the people.

We also see the backsliding of civil-political rights. From the closing of civic spaces, we increasingly witness some states criminalise, tag as “terrorists,” and launch reprisals against criticism and dissent. I have seen state killings against fellow activists and threats against myself as we defend people rights under the Philippines’ Duterte government. We cannot fully work for the development of the people and planet if governments vilify, kill, and threaten us for voicing our concerns.

The challenge before us now is how do we reverse these trends? We cannot talk about a “recovery” or a “new normal” that fundamentally returns to the old system. We have to be ambitious in the systemic changes that we make. We have to be daring, to address structural inequalities.

To lay down solutions to the current broken economic and financial architecture, Yes!, the UN can convene an International Summit on Economic Reconstruction and Systemic Reform. In support, the FfD informal groups on the thematic priorities can convert into concrete workstreams that will inform intergovernmental negotiations and advance the systemic reform agenda. The Member states may lead these processes, but with the full, meaningful and effective participation of all stakeholders and constituencies.

In all, the CPDE emphasises the Effectiveness principles and fulfillment of historical commitments.

One, we need to go beyond debt suspensions and push for more extensive debt cancellations for developing countries. We call for an inclusive sovereign debt workout mechanism, outside the platforms of the traditional creditors.

Two, instead of a reliance on debt, we need more unconditional grants. We remind the states of their commitment to fulfill and even surpass their 0.7% GNI target for ODA. Let us uphold the integrity of ODA as a public resource. Review approaches that drive more Public-Private Partnerships, which focus on “private finance” despite its unclear development results.

Three, reassess through an interstate process the tax incentives for multinational corporations and work towards their progressive taxation. Instead of “financial integration,” capital controls must be an option for Southern economies exposed to the caprices of investors.

Last, the blanket promotion of trade and investment liberalisation, which skewed benefits for big businesses must stop. We call to halt the negotiations of unequal trade and investment agreements, and for a moratorium on Investor-State Dispute Settlement cases. Countries should have space to enhance their trade and investment policies.

The international community and the UN should act now.

Let us draw solutions that put at the core human rights and people’s development, promote equality, and address structures that put economic and social burdens on all especially women. Let us shift away from rampant resource extraction that harms people and the planet, and shift towards vibrant national economies for people’s needs and workers‘ rights. Let us build structures that democratises global governance and for greater inclusion of the global South and those left behind – the workers, peasants, women, migrants, health-workers, and Indigenous Peoples. Together, let’s unfold a better tomorrow. Thank you!#

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CPDE Report to the Public 2018-2019 video is up!

30. Oktober 2020 - 14:51

The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness presents the video version of its latest Report to the Public titled Partnering for People’s Effective and Sustainable Development.

It covers the global civil society platform’s engagements and activities from 2018-2019, which were supported by two complementary programmes, “Development Partnerships on People’s Realities and Realisation of their Rights,” and “Enhancing Civil Society Role in Development Partnerships Post-2015.”

Anchored on promoting partnerships to contribute to sustainable development, said programmes were completed in the period through the funding support of CPDE’s development partners European Commission and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.#

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News release: It’s time to fulfil promise to the world’s poorest – CPDE

29. September 2020 - 18:05

“To realise UN’s decade of delivery, wealthy countries need to meet the 50-year-old pledge to provide 0.7% of gross national income as official development assistance (ODA) to the world’s poorest,” states CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), a global civil society platform focused on effective development cooperation.

“As the international community gathers to congratulate itself on 75 years of the UN, we are calling them out on this long-standing, monumental failure. How long must the world’s poorest peoples wait for the promise of 0.7% GNI in development aid to be delivered?” CPDE Co-Chair Justin Kilcullen asks.

Latest ODA figures reveal how donors continue to fall short on the 0.7% commitment. Only five Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) donor countries delivered: Denmark, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The numbers are expected to shrink even further in the next two years, with Covid-19 battering economies around the world. In light of the pandemic, CPDE strongly emphasises the urgency of effective development cooperation to aid efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda and eradicate poverty and inequality.

“CPDE believes that achieving the future we want depends on concrete actions now. A key to making progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is effective development cooperation. We reiterate the call for development efforts that advance the countries’ interests, focus on results, uphold transparency and accountability, encourage inclusive partnerships, and put primacy on human rights and enabling environment for civil society,” CPDE Co-Chair Beverly Longid added.

CPDE also calls on the UN to strengthen its support for civil society at all levels, from local to global. Despite pronouncements at the highest level of UN leadership on the important role civil society plays in development, its engagement remains marginal at the UN and its political processes, which has a cascading effect at the national and local levels. Situated in the global trends shrinking civic space, criminalisation of dissent, and persecution of human rights defenders, this is not approaching the enabling environment civil society needs to play its role and maximise its contribution to the 2030 Agenda. We must heed the words of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: “A human rights lens puts everyone in the picture and ensures nobody is left behind.”

One way the UN can promote an enabling environment for civil society is by throwing full support behind the Belgrade Call to Action, which articulates measures that can be undertaken by all actors to promote civil society participation in development. The Belgrade Call to Action campaign was led by CPDE, CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Balkan Civil Society Development Network, Action for Sustainable Development, and Civic Initiatives (Gradjanske Inicijative) last year.

“Civil society and people’s organisations under our platform are united and resolute in helping build the vision of a peaceful, more equal world. We hope for the same commitment from the UN,” said CPDE Co-Chair Marita Gonzalez.

CPDE is an open platform that unites CSOs from around the world on the issue of effective development cooperation (EDC). It strives to make development more effective by reshaping the global aid architecture and empowering CSOs working on the ground.

To know more, visit csopartnership.org.#

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CPDE Newsletter Issue 2 2020

18. September 2020 - 10:47

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On cooperation, CSO inclusion, and the UN amid Covid: Reflections on the 2020 High-Level Political Forum

20. August 2020 - 3:26

Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) took place virtually last July, with theme “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development.”

The two HLPF segments remained despite the virtual format: a thematic segment reviewing progress on specific sustainable development goals (SDGs), and a Ministerial segment, where a select number of governments presented Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). The official sessions were complemented by virtual side events covering a diverse range of issues related to SDG implementation. Expectedly, the pandemic itself loomed over all of the discussions.

As of this writing, an outcome document in the form of a Ministerial Declaration is yet to be agreed. In its absence, it is difficult to assess the strength of the messages and commitments coming out of the HLPF, but the fact that Member States are unable to strike an agreement given the circumstances does not imply a strong spirit of cooperation and healthy multilateralism.

The deliberations themselves were standard for the UN, with obvious special attention to the enormous challenge the pandemic has put in front of us when it comes to achieving the SDGs. At surface level, the statements made by Member States would suggest a political willingness to see the SDGs realised and the world emerge from this crisis with a common cause and greater solidarity in the face of a deadly plague. Regrettably, the actions of Member States suggest otherwise, as the Ministerial Declaration is stuck in a bitter negotiation likely over one or all of the familiar red lines that separate the G77 and the developed countries block – ostensibly the OECD countries – at every negotiation. If ever adopted, a weak Ministerial Declaration will really put into question the relevance and strength of the HLPF.

Then, the Voluntary National Reviews, which have already in previous years been something akin to rehearsed theatre were especially lacking in depth this year. Many countries chose to prepare pre-recorded presentations which appeared to be closer to promotional tourism videos than serious reporting on the 2030 Agenda. As in previous years, CSOs attempted the difficult task of responding to the country VNRs through the stipulated process of presenting a handful of questions and feedback to the presenting country or countries. On a positive side, some governments have started to set strong precedent for CSO engagement in their VNR processes, including CSOs in the official presentations.

Speaking of CSO inclusion in the HLPF, the online format yielded expectations of a broader and more robust participation or attendance, with the elimination of the typical limiting factors such as travel costs, security, and room capacities. Unfortunately, the virtual HLPF instead proved to be more limiting than its in-person form. This was true across the board, and not only specific to CSO participation, suggesting that the UN must take greater measures to adapt to remote working modalities.

For instance, the meeting even failed to provide interpretation of all official sessions into the six UN languages, typically a strict requirement for political processes of this nature.  For most CSOs wishing to participate in this year’s HLPF, the only way to do so was through UN Web TV, which does not allow for any interaction and which has always been available for UN political processes of this nature.

A limited number of CSOs could follow the proceedings in the online meeting platform, but for little purpose since there would be no space to interact. Relatedly, official space for CSO interventions was limited and very hard to manage and coordinate. The number of CSO panelists was lower than in previous years and the possibility for “floor interventions” was limited, unclear, and impossible to plan for. On the latter, while it is normally understood practice that floor interventions are never guaranteed and will be determined by the moderator of a session, this approach is not feasible when participants are not in the room and must follow from different timezones.

The “official” Side Events were the only space where CSOs were able to participate freely in the discussions at this year’s HLPF.  Side events are always more democratic spaces at the UN, and the difficulty in engaging in the official proceedings, gave them increased importance as spaces to present CSO messages. The online side events also appeared to attract greater cross-constituency participation than in-person side events, because they allowed for participation from beyond the UN circles (e.g. governments could be represented by different departments/ministries that would not necessarily be at UN Headquarters for the HLPF).

It is hard to come away from this year’s HLPF with many positive reflections. If one were to try to frame the HLPF in an optimistic, forward-looking light, it would be to draw parallels with the global context itself.

The pandemic has exposed huge cracks in our societies the world over, and in some cases mobilised a previously unimaginable level of response by governments and people. Most definitely, it started a needed debate on how to address some of the deep systemic failures hindering human advancement. The shortcomings of the HLPF as the apex accountability body of the 2030 Agenda have clearly been exposed this year as well. The question is whether the UN and its Member States will respond in kind, or double down on the old and tired divisions which have hampered the institution’s legitimacy in recent years.#

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Introducing the EU report on the implementation of the effectiveness principles.

6. August 2020 - 13:17

The European Union just published a new report on development cooperation: Does the EU deliver? provides a detailed analysis of the EU institutions’ and Member States’ performance in the implementation of the effectiveness principles as agreed by the international community over the past ten years and more. For development actors closely following development cooperation patterns, the document offers fresh insights about EU donors’ performance as well as adjusting the monitoring framework. It is a valuable reference for continuing conversations on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, as we draw closer to 2030.

The report goes beyond the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation’s (GPEDC) Global Progress Report findings by, for instance, providing an EU collective indicator and qualitative interviews as well. This way, it provides a better picture of how relationships between the EU and its development partners work in practice. Possibly more importantly, it raises issues that should interest all development practitioners.

Let’s go back to July 2019, at the GPEDC Senior-Level Meeting. In the latest Global Progress Report, the Co-Chairs’ Statement pointed to “a mixed picture” on the implementation of the effectiveness principles. More specifically, it advocates “further action” to improve the alignment of development cooperation with partner priorities and country-owned results frameworks, and to promote transparency¹. Against such a background, the EU takes a deep dive to present a comprehensive picture that help stakeholders understand where more efforts are needed.

Some areas of the GPEDC monitoring framework have come under greater scrutiny than others as the review is about donors’ performance, namely: alignment and Country Results Frameworks (CRFs), forward visibility and predictability, use of country systems, and tied aid. The substance of the report revolves around three chapters: country leadership (chapter 3), significantly linked to the SDG 17.5.1 and country policy space; transparency (chapter 4); and the drivers behind the EU’s performance (chapter 5), the most political section. It also features the questionnaire submitted to EU Member States and 17 country profiles.

Data-wise, one distinctive feature is the approach to assess the EU’s combined performance (EU institutions and Member States together): 1,756 projects have been pooled together² in a single database that generates the EU collective indicator. This way, regional trends are not derived merely from a combination of national averages. The granularity of data is improved by a review of the findings through a categorisation of donors (DAC, vertical funds, multilaterals, etc.), of development partners (fragile, Africa, LDCs, etc) as well as of instruments, channels, and sectors.

It is not possible to summarise here the richness of the report. For now, we need to take stock of the fact that there are signs of regressions overall. The EU’s performance is not improving or has worsened in some areas: short and medium predictability, use of partner country systems, transparency, use of nationally owned indicators and shared evaluations with partner countries. The essence of the problem that the report explores is why there are such negative shifts. Which drivers are behind such negative trends?

According to the qualitative analysis, there is still general support for the effectiveness agenda within the EU Member States. From this angle, the volatility in performances from 2016 to 2018 cannot be explained with donors changing their policies as dramatically as it would be required to bring about such ample shifts. The report does take into account several drivers that may be at the play. In fact, findings do explore implications from trends such as those regarding the prevailing political priorities that may be negatively affecting the realisation of the effectiveness principles. The report notes that focus on migration, climate change, and trade interests may conflict with the effectiveness agenda.

However, there is also another line of thinking from the EU report that calls into question the quality of data and of the very same reporting process under the GPEDC. As dry this argument may sound, it may embody some of the essential issues to development partnerships as well as to the monitoring process as it is now. It is worth recalling that the GPEDC has been established under a very powerful credo that called for the new partnership – replacing a system based in the OECD DAC – to be global light and local heavy; one major implication was a monitoring process in principle largely based on data coming from partner countries. The EU report is then voicing trust issues that speak to the quality of the data systems of partner countries and to the limitations to the GPEDC reporting that do not allow for proper data vetting and validation; we have to notice that such an approach is already gaining momentum once we consider that the GPEDC is in the process to review its own evidence offer.

However, fractures may run deeper as the report’s conclusions plant the seeds of doubt as to development cooperation effectiveness and effective programming: the two things may not be 100% overlapping in the eyes of many leading officials. Many factors may be at work simultaneously here, starting with diminished familiarity with the effectiveness agenda and the GPEDC workings in particular, greater political pressure shaping development priorities, and donors’ diminished tolerance to partner countries’ capacity and management issues. The fate of budget support may offer a telling story in this regard. Practical ways out may include standard maintenance of the Busan monitoring framework and some major changes as well, specifically in those areas that are most problematic such as use of country systems, which, according to the EU report, may require major fixes.

The EU has taken bold steps to look into its performance in the implementation of the effectiveness agenda by publishing Does the EU deliver?. As we need other opportunities for deeper conversations on the findings, the importance of fact-driven, evidence-based policies is one overarching message for everyone to ponder; efforts to improve global, comprehensive, and regular reporting on effectiveness indicators and principles can never be emphasised enough. All development stakeholders, but especially civil society, can take advantage of the EU report, and use our learnings to inform our ways of engaging with the European Union in particular, and pursuing the effectiveness agenda in general.###

[1] For the CSO perspective by CPDE: https://www.effectivecooperation.org/content/civil-society-reflections-progress-achieving-development-effectiveness-inclusion
[2] More specifically: 784 projects for 2016 and 972 for 2018, respectively in 73 and 78 countries, in line with the GPEDC Global Monitoring Rounds (GMR).
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