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Global Protest to Fight Inequality 2023

By Campaign, Events, Global Inequalities, India, Uncategorized

On 20 January 2023, the Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development and its members participated in the Global Protest to Fight Inequality, an annual event initiated by the Fight Inequality Alliance.

APMDD members in India, Pakistan, Philippines and other parts of Asia staged actions and other activities to draw attention to the impacts of tax and other policies on inequalities everywhere, reiterate the call to “tax the rich,” and to amplify civil society demands for solutions to the multiple crises and policy reforms towards ending inequalities and building a genuine people’s recovery.

The protest featured initiatives by grassroots organisations – including street vendors and hawkers in India, farmers and fisherfolk in Pakistan, street vendors, agricultural workers, women in the informal economy and other sectors in the Philippines – are the results of capacity building, networking and strategising activities conducted in 2021 and 2022, including awareness-raising on wealth tax advocacy. 

Click here to learn about the Global Protest to Fight Inequality 2022

Communities Discriminated on Work & Descent People’s Assembly – June 2022

By Events, India, Uncategorized

Side event to the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (UN HLPF), this Communities Discriminated on Work & Descent (CDWD) People’s Assembly was facilitated by the Global Forum of Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent, with NCDHR’s leadership.

Participants discussed achievements and obstacles regarding the rights of communities discriminated by work and descent. The forum brought together 39 CDWD rights experts, activists, and other country representatives, and had four aims:

1) to recognise the numerical strength and geographical spread of CDWD communities and the gravity of the discrimination they face;
2) to assess the level of response from individual and collective States Parties in eradicating such discrimination and violence;
3) to explore how the CDWD communities can be formally brought within the ambit of the UN Charter Bodies; and
4) to explore ways and means of generating support from the Foreign Missions

Watch the video of the meeting

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Thematic Briefing on Domestic Resource Mobilization

By Uncategorized

This briefing was developed by the Civil Society FfD (Financing for Development) Mechanism (led by SID). The briefing connects the national and international when it comes to tax policies and broader domestic resource mobilization strategies, highlighting how shaping decision-making on global economic governance at the UN has the potential to transform our global economic systems to reduce inequalities within and between countries and make them work for people and the planet.

The briefing is part of the Civil Society FfD Mechanism’s broader toolkit introducing the Financing for Development (FfD) process. This is intended to to make navigating the FfD process and its interrelated domains more accessible for a non-technical audience.

The briefing is available in English, French, and Spanish.

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