Join the Campaign for Peoples Goals for Sustainable Development !


Civil Society Organizations and social movements from
the Global South have banded together and pledged to Campaign for Peoples Goals
for Sustainable Development (CPGSD)
. According to the
common statement released by the campaign initiators,
governments must abandon the current dominant development model
that grants rights and
liberties to capital over the rights and freedoms of people
and the protection of the environment. They vow to fight for a
new development framework that is founded on the
principles of human rights, equality, self-determination, and
social, gender and ecological justice.

The initiators of the campaign include 16 international
and regional networks as well as 8 national and local
organizations representing a broad range of social movements and
grassroots organizations. These
include the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC),
Peoples Coalition for Food Sovereignty (PCFS), Eastern and
Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers Forum (ESAFF), Asia Pacific
Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), African Women’s
Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), Asian Students
Alliance, International Migrants Alliance, Indigenous People’s
Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL), Latin
American Network for Debt and Development (LATINDADD), Habitat
International Coalition, Friends of the Earth-Indonesia and many

This initiative was the main outcome of the Rights for Sustainability
Beyond Rio+20: Global Civil Society Workshop on the Rio+20
Outcomes and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
held in
Nairobi last October 2-3, 2012 organized by IBON International. Antonio Tujan,
International Director of IBON, describes this initiative as “a
Southern-led campaign that is grounded in grassroots struggles
while engaging with the official processes related to the
post-2015 development agenda.”

The CPGSD statement was released just ahead of the
meeting of the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 development
agenda in London, UK. Among
the key demands of the Campaign is the establishment of
multistakeholder processes for setting the post-2015 development
agenda at the national and international levels with full
participation of civil society in deliberations and
decision-making beyond mere consultations.

The CPGSD statement urges all movements, peoples’
organizations, civil society groups and all concerned citizens
to join the campaign.

Those who wish
to join this campaign and sign-on to this statement should
on or before Nov. 8, 2012


Paul L. Quintos
Ibon International
3F Ibon Center
114 Timog Avenue, Quezon City
1103 Philippines
email: pquintos(@)

To download the final CPGSD statement in pdf, click here