External event

Spotlight Report 2018 - Geneva launch

Date: 
17 September, 2018

Civil society organizations have a key role to play as independent watchdogs holding governments and international organizations accountable for their actions that help—or hinder—the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018 report, produced by a global coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions, provides a wide-ranging independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.

68th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (Rome)

Date: 
17 September, 2018 to 20 September, 2018

Public Services International (PSI) and the European Federation of Public Service Unions, (EPSU) will be participating in the 68th session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe, taking place in Rome (Italy) from 17-20 September, as a non-State actor in official relations with the WHO.

Global Conference on Financing Social Protection (Brussels)

Date: 
17 September, 2018 to 18 September, 2018

Public Services International (PSI) is participating in the "Global Conference on Financing Social Protection: exploring innovative ways to finance social protection on the national and international level", organised by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and World Solidarity on 17-18 September at the International Trade Union House in Brussels.

Global Dialogue Forum on Employment Terms and Conditions in Tertiary Education (Geneva)

Date: 
18 September, 2018 to 20 September, 2018

The Forum will examine employment terms and conditions, professional rights and social dialogue mechanisms, including collective bargaining and collegial governance in tertiary education, with the aim of adopting points of consensus, including recommendations for future action by the International Labour Organization and its Members.

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

Date: 
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.

The impact of austerity on SDG implementation (New York)

Date: 
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)

Date: 
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)

Date: 
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)

Date: 
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?

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

Date: 
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.