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RCEP and Free Trade in Asia Pacific: People's Responses (Bangkok)

Date: 
20 July, 2018 to 24 July, 2018

On 20-24 July in Bangkok, on the sidelines of the 23rd round of negotiation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), social movements, trade unions and civil society organisations will come together to organise a series of meetings on free trade and RCEP and its implications on employment, environment, access to essential services and medicines, and policy space.

The impact of austerity on SDG implementation (New York)

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19 July, 2018

Did austerity create a "lost decade" for sustainable development and human rights? Evidence and proposals from the national level will be the main theme of this jointly organised side event to the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Defining the Value of Water from a rights-based perspective (New York)

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18 July, 2018

This side event to the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, co-sponsored by PSI, will focus on recommendations to “value water”. Using a rights-based lens, panelists will explore the ways in which water is valued in communities, cultures and faiths around the world exploring the ways in which market-based strategies have distorted these long-held values and further marginalized segments of the population.

Bargaining for the Common Good in the World of Global Finance (New York)

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16 July, 2018

A discussion of what trade unions should know about options within the multilateral system - This one-day strategy session – taking place on the sidelines of the UN HLPF - will bring experts in financial regulation and corporate governance from academia and the UN system together with representatives from trade unions and CSOs.

Partnership or Business Case? Private Sector and the SDGs (New York)

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13 July, 2018

This side event to the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, co-sponsored by PSI, will discuss the activities and strategies of private sector actors towards the SDG implementation. Does private sector involvement lead to more sustainability, the implementation of the SDGs and positively affect business models and behavior in the long run – or not?

AFT Convention 2018 (Pittsburgh, PA)

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13 July, 2018 to 16 July, 2018

The American Federation of Teachers' (AFT) 85th convention will convene in at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA from 13-16 July. The biennial AFT convention is the most important policy making body of the federation. PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli will be attending.

Conversation with the authors of Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018 (New York)

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12 July, 2018

The authors of the Spotlight Report 2018 Exploring new policy pathways: How to overcome obstacles and contradictions in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda will present key findings and recommendations to participants for discussion.

Unlocking the Means of Implementation: Civil Society Perspectives on SDG 17

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11 July, 2018

This side event, organised by the Civil Society Financing for Development group, addressed the mismatch between the scope and urgency posed by world’s current multiple challenges and the far-too timid level of ambition in terms of public policies and investment.

HLPF closes as trade unions and civil society demand systemic change and democratization of global economic governance

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9 July, 2018 to 18 July, 2018

The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) closed on Thursday 19th July after 10 days of intense debate on the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Goals for Sustainable Development. PSI General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli spoke in plenary several times on key issues for PSI, such as access to water, energy and an urban agenda for all.