SDG Watch Europe will host the European Assembly as part of the Global People’s Assembly, from 21 to 23 September 2021

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The 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76) takes place September 14-30, 2021). The high-level debate begins on Tuesday, 21st September 2021 ( 

The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) together with other international organisations will co-host in parallel, the Global People’s Assembly over three days September 21st –23rd, where civil society will virtually meet with representatives of the world’s most vulnerable and marginalised groups at the Global People’s Assembly to analyse the current situation and to develop and present a declaration. The declaration will be presented to the governments at the UNGA and the UN leadership.

The Assembly will be a space for all participants to review the structural reasons for social, environment and economic inequalities and injustices during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, to plan and develop collaborative actions in order to prevent austerity and to create systemic change that will achieve the 2030 Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. 

This year, SDG WATCH EUROPE will participate as co-hosts for the Global People’s Assembly. We will be co-hosts of the European Assembly.

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Please find the details of the event we will be hosting below:

Tues. 21stGMT/UTCEventOrganisers
8.00 – 9.30European AssemblyGCAP & SDG Watch Europe
8.00 – 8.05Welcome & IntroSarah Franklyn, SDG Watch Europe (moderator)
8.05 – 8.15Global Spotlight Report 2021: “Demanding Justice Beyond Rhetoric” launched, 17 Sept.Jens Martens, Director, Global Policy Forum 
8.15 – 8.25Leave No One BehindSylvia Beales: GCAP  – Faces of Migration EU Report 
8.25 – 8.35Hasnain Syed (Afghanistan) Head of UNIRE – National Union of Refugees & Exiles, Italy/Project Officer for Children in Migration
8.35 – 8.55MEP Grace O’Sullivan (Greens/EFA)  SDG Alliance/Parliamentarian for the Global Goals, Parliamentary Committees on Environment, Palestine
8.55 – 9.05Julie SteendamNo Profit on Pandemic: EU Citizens Initiative (ECI)
9.05 – 9.15MEP Barry Andrews (Renew), Chair SDGs AllianceSDGs Alliance (presentation by video link)
9.15 – 9.30Questions from the floor

This will be only one of the many interesting events that the programme has to offer! Please find below the full programme.

FULL Event Programme 

Co-hosting partners:

  • Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD)
  • Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSD)
  • Asia Civil Society Partnership on Sustainable Development (APSD)
  • Asia Dalits Rights Forum
  • Asia Development Alliance (ADA)
  • Bread for the World, Germany
  • Bridging Ventures
  • CBM
  • Coalition for the UN We Need (C4UNWN)
  • CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE)
  • Democracy Without Borders
  • No Profit on Pandemic
  • Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF)
  • Global Forum of Communities of DWD (GFoD)
  • Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)
  • Global Policy Forum
  • Gray Panthers
  • Latindadd
  • My World Mexico
  • Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)
  • SDG Watch Europe
  • Women Engaged for a Common Future (WECF)
  • Women’s Major Group 
  • TAP Network
  • Trust Africa

You can read on GCAP’s previous assembly here.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you – with more voices we can have a stronger impact! 

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