Sunday, 14 July
The People’s Forum
320 W. 37th St
Peoples’ movements based in New York and the Global South invite you to Ground Level Peoples’ Forum (GLPF) – a counter-space to the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF).
Interactive and full of exciting cultural workers and mobilisation, the GLPF will bring together civil society and peoples’ movements to share our struggles and resistances, and hold our governments accountable for the commitments that they have made for sustainable development.
The High Level Political Forum, to be held this July 9 to 18, is a gathering of world leaders to monitor the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. This year, HLPF will discuss the issues on decent work, economic growth, education, inequalities between and within countries, financing, climate change, wars and conflict, human rights, among others. 47 countries – both from global north and global south – will present their national report on the progress of SDGs, including Philippines, Indonesia, Fiji, Cambodia, UK, Israel, Timor Leste, Guatemala, Ghana, etc.
Meant to address structural inequalities, SDGs still fall short in confronting the root problems of working class and grassroot peoples of the world. Under the guise of SDGs, the United Nations continues to perpetuate neoliberal and imperialist policies, facilitating the expansion of the corporations and paving the way for unaccountable public-private partnerships that cement corporate power rather than serve the interests of the majority of people.
Today, as attacks against the working class and human rights defenders worsen under increasingly macho-fascist governments; and as neoliberal capitalism reinforces patriarchy, perpetuate wealth inequalities, climate crisis, land and resource grabbing, trade wars, militarism and proxy-wars – it is increasingly important to build solidarity between movements – feminists, migrants, dalits, refugees, trade unions and workers, indigenous peoples, farmers, urban poor, diaspora, etc – in the US and abroad, sharing our collective struggles to demand for development justice!
Don’t miss this opportunity to envision the world we want with local and international grassroots activists!
10.00 A.M- 3.00 P.M: Discussion at the People’s Forum
3.00 P.M – 4.00 P.M: Rally from People’s Forum to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
4.00 P.M-5.30 P.M: Action at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
If you are interested to co-organise, join our event and mobilisation, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com