Governments must fulfill global commitments

Last month three hundred people from 80 countries and 203 civil society organisations participated in the People’s Assembly 2019 in the UN Church Center in New York.
 
There were many representatives from social movements fighting for justice at the local level. They analyzed the people’s perspectives and challenged heads of state attending the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit across the road in the UN Headquarters.
 
The demands from the People’s Assembly were presented in the Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Forum of the SDG Summit. 

Twenty-two civil society networks organised the People’s Assembly together. It was coordinated by Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP).

The declaration highlights key demands on the following issues: peace and conflict, climate and environment, inequalities, decent work and discrimination on the basis of work and descent, gender, persons with disabilities and civic space.

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