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Why a fourth International Conference on Financing for Development is overdue

A turning point for development finance?

GPW Round up #2

GPW Round Up #1

How the UN Opened Its Doors to Private Funding and Networked Multilateralism

A primer on the UN’s Financing for Development process

Report on the seventh session of the UN open-ended intergovernmental working group on a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (“treaty”)

Exiting the COVID-19 crisis via a historic cash injection?

Statement of the Treaty Alliance Germany on the Third Revised Draft for a legally binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights („Third Revised Draft“)

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2021 - Briefing

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2021

UN Monitor #27

Healthy people, healthy animals and a healthy environment worldwide with the One Health approach

UN Monitor #26

UN Monitor #25

Policy proposals and political opportunities

The UN Forum on Financing for Development 2021

Report on the sixth session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on a binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (“treaty”)

An independent survey prepared by: Global Policy Forum & Social Watch

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2020

Global Civil Society Report on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs

Statement of the Treaty Alliance Germany on the 2nd revised Draft for a legally binding UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Statement of the Treaty Alliance Germany on the 2nd revised Draft for a legally binding UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights

A snapshot of the ongoing work at the United Nations in times of crisis

Demands on policy-makers and business

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global sustainability agenda

UN Monitor #16

Global Policy Watch - Briefing #32

Statement of the Treaty Alliance Germany on the draft for a legally binding UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights (»Revised Draft«)

Between partnerships and regulation – two diverging ways to tackle the problem at the UN

Towards a regulatory and institutional framework

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2019

Global civil society report assesses structural obstacles and institutional gaps in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Global Policy Watch - Briefing #30

Global Policy Watch - Briefing #28

UN Monitor #1

Business engagement with the 2030 Agenda

"Effective Altruism" - What it is, how philanthropic foundations use it and what are its risks and side-effects

Unpacking Arguments against a Treaty

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018

Global Policy Watch - Briefing #26

Global Policy Watch - Briefing #25

Global civil society report assesses obstacles and contradictions in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda

The Private Sector and the Sustainable Development Goals

Global Policy Watch - Briefing #24

Global Policy Watch - Briefing #22

Global Policy Watch - Briefing #23

Global Policy Watch - Briefing #4

Options for an UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Global Policy Watch - Briefing #21

Report of the third session of the UN working group on a binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (“treaty”)

Global Policy Watch - Briefing #20

Position paper of the Treaty Alliance Germany on the UN treaty process on transnational corporations and other business enterprises

Global Policy Watch - Briefing #19

Global Policy Watch Briefing #18

Global Policy Watch Briefing #17

Reflections on the 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

On the last official day of the UN High-Level Political Forum, civil society express concern that ‘vision without implementation is hallucination’.

Civil Society sees ‘room for improvement’ in national implementation of 2030 Agenda as well as an unfavourable international environment

Will national partnerships with private sector accelerate implementation if global obstacles remain?

Civil Society activists critique first week of deliberations at High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Global spotlight report challenges the notion that “trillions of private finance” are needed to advance SDG implementation.

Global Spotlight Report warns against risks of Public-Private Partnerships

Global Spotlight Report says SDG2 is only achievable if present food systems change towards agroecological diversification and food sovereignty.

New independent Spotlight report points out that women´s lower wages and poorer labor conditions have resulted in unfair advantages for corporations

Global Spotlight Report says that the Agenda 2030 proposal to eradicate poverty by 2030 is achievable but tax policies need to change.

Global Spotlight Report says that the proposed “cascade” of private financing for infrastructure will result on more corruption, high fees for essential services, and massive resource transfers to the rich from the poor

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017

The case of the B20 and transnational business networks

Global Policy Watch - Briefing #15

Bericht über die zweite Tagung der UN-Arbeitsgruppe zur Erstellung eines verbindlichen Rechtsinstruments zu Wirtschaft und Menschenrechten, 24.-28. Oktober 2016, Genf

The new Framework of Engagement with non-State Actors at the World Health Organization

Towards global regulation on human rights and business

Report of the Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Time to reconsider their role in implementation

Time to reconsider their role in implementation

Who shapes the agenda?

Private funding and corporate influence in the United Nations

Global Policy Watch Briefing #8

Global Policy Watch Briefing #7

Global Policy Watch Briefing #7

Global Policy Watch Briefing #5

Global Policy Watch Briefing #3

Indispensible for a Universal Post-2015 Agenda

Global Policy Watch Briefing #2

Global Policy Watch Briefing #1

Global Policy Watch Briefing #1

The EU's role in supporting an unjust global tax system 2014

Comments by the Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives

A guide to environmental-social budgeting

A critical view on the Responsibility to Protect

Private military and security companies and the future of the United Nations

Country-by-country reporting requirements for corporations – a contribution to strengthening public finances in countries in the Global South

Reclaiming the UN's Values-Based Framework

Policy brief of the Tax Justice Network Germany

Policy brief of the Tax Justice Network Germany

Mining conditions and supply chains in the commodity sector and the responsibility of the German automobile industry

THE RIGHT TO A FUTURE

Private Military and Security Companies and the UN

Report of the Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives

An interim balance of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in the Central African Region

Interim assessment of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in the Central African Region

Development Models and Indicators of Well-being Beyond the MDGs

Towards an Agenda for Change

Documentation of a workshop held at the ACUNS annual meeting 6 June 2008

Midpoint Review and Prospects for the Future

The Ruggie Report 2008: Background, Analysis and Perspectives

Future Models of Multilateralism?

Tax evasion, capital flight and the misuse of public money in developing countries – and what can be done about it

The Human Development Report 2005

The Helsinki Process Report on Globalisation and Democracy

The Report of the UN Secretary-General for the Millennium+5 Summit 2005

Opportunities for new Initiatives in Development Finance and Global Governance? Working paper on international debates on the preparation process for the United Nations Millennium +5 Summit