Enlargement of G20 to G21: Setting the Tone for the 2023 SDG Summit’s Pursuit of Global Justice
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Enlargement of G20 to G21: Setting the Tone for the 2023 SDG Summit’s Pursuit of Global Justice

By Thomas Pogge As world leaders convene at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the eagerly awaited Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit from 18th to 19th September 2023, the global governance landscape has witnessed a transformative change: the African Union’s landmark inclusion into the G20. Founded in 1999, in the wake of the...

African Climate Week and Africa Climate Summit’s Statement of Faith
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African Climate Week and Africa Climate Summit’s Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith from around the African continent to the Kenyan government, the African Union and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at the African Climate Summit and the African Climate Week, Nairobi, Kenya 4th – 6th September 2023. We, faith leaders, representing the diverse and united voices of African multi-faith leaders, come...

Global Children’s Climate Summit Unveils Key Outcome Statement Ahead of Africa Climate Summit.
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Global Children’s Climate Summit Unveils Key Outcome Statement Ahead of Africa Climate Summit.

Press Release Nairobi, September 2nd, 2023 – In an unprecedented move, children and young advocates from the Global South have come together to vocalize their concerns and aspira@ons regarding climate change and global financial jus@ce. Converging in Nairobi from 31st August to 2nd September 2023 for the 1st Ever Global Child-led Climate Change Summit, these...

The Outcome Statement from the First-Ever Global Children’s Climate Summit held in Nairobi on 31/8-2/09/23 Ahead of Africa Climate Summit / UNGA 78/ COP 28
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The Outcome Statement from the First-Ever Global Children’s Climate Summit held in Nairobi on 31/8-2/09/23 Ahead of Africa Climate Summit / UNGA 78/ COP 28

Theme: “A Platform to Mobilize Children Globally to Influence Climate Finance, Policy Makers in Favor of the Global South“ Outcome Statement We the Global Child-led Climate Change Summit Committee (GCCCS) and the children representatives from Global South who have authored the New Children’s Global Financial Pact Declaration and presented it to Global Leaders and those...

African Faith Leaders’ Statement on how Africa can Emerge from Today’s Multiple Crises.
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African Faith Leaders’ Statement on how Africa can Emerge from Today’s Multiple Crises.

We, leaders of Catholic and other Christian Faith Denominations, Muslim and Indigenous Religions met at Elysian Resort in Nairobi on August 7-8, 2023 to discuss and propose solutions on how Africa can emerge from multiple and interlinked crises amongst others: the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, food and nutrition insecurity, climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity,...

Africa’s Rising Tide of Hunger: Urgent Calls for Action at UN Food Systems Summit
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Africa’s Rising Tide of Hunger: Urgent Calls for Action at UN Food Systems Summit

By Kevin Okoth Ouko- Research and Policy Analyst, JENA The UN Food Systems Summit+2 Stocktaking Moment (UNFSS+2), is currently underway at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations headquarters in Rome, from 24th to 26th July 2023. The Summit aims to evaluate the progress made since the initial UN Food Systems Summit...

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Bakhita Partnership for Education Indaba Conference Report

From 17th to 19th May 2023, the Bakhita Partnership for Education (BPE) held the “Keep-the-Girls in School” Indaba to explore the current state of girls’ education in Africa in the wake of the unprecedented school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference focused on promoting the development of gender-responsive education systems and targeted actions...

Africa Talks Hard at the New Global Financing Pact Summit
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Africa Talks Hard at the New Global Financing Pact Summit

By: Charlie Chilufya, S.J. After intense deliberation at the New Global Financing Pact summit in Paris that closed yesterday, the narrative emerging from Africa and the Global South paints a story of both hope and frustration. Spearheaded by French President Emmanuel Macron, the summit aimed to redefine fiscal relationships between high-income nations and countries grappling...

New Global Financing Pact Summit
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New Global Financing Pact Summit

By: Charlie B. Chilufya, S.J. The long-anticipated New Global Financial Pact Summit, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, commenced yesterday, June 22nd, in Paris. After months of preparation, including webinars, working groups, and drafting concept papers, this meeting aims to forge a “New Global Financing Pact.” The Summit is ambitiously striving to establish a more...