On April 7th, “European Network against the Commercialization and Privatization of Health and Social Protection” and “People’s Health Movement Europe” call for the fourth edition of the European Day of Action against Health Commercialization.
This event, organised by Latindadd and Asia Pacific Research Network with Eurodad, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Bread for the World, BWP, APMDD, Public Services International, Society for International Development, CounterBalance, Afrodad, FAHAMU, will take place from 13:30 to 15:00 on Wednesday 10th October within the CSO Policy Forum (CSFP) in the Bandung Room.
“The world is off-track in terms of achieving sustainable development and fundamental policy changes are necessary to unleash the transformative potential of the SDGs.” Global coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions launches comprehensive independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
After the crash, governments bailed out the banks but didn’t fix them. Finance has refused to change its ways. The people – and our public services – have paid the price. Across regions, citizens will be participating in a day of action, starting on September 15th – the 10 year anniversary of the collapse of the US investment bank Lehman Brothers and the start of the crisis.
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are driving privatisation on a global scale. They pose a very real threat to public sector services and may even prevent attempts to re-nationalise when privatisation fails.
The European Public Services Union (EPSU) and the Education Department of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) are organising a joint course on ‘Defending and promoting public services’ for their affiliated members.
Participants will examine case studies and provide information on the experiences in some countries and learn more about the on-going work of potential coalition partners.
The Future is Public is a two day gathering of union leaders, activists, researchers, and community groups designed to share ideas and proposals around building a pro-public movement in Canada.
Join UNRISD and FES for the Geneva launch of the Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017 report, produced by a global coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions. Carrying the subtitle "Reclaiming policies for the public. Privatization, partnerships, corporate capture and their impact on sustainability and inequality - assessments and alternatives", the civil society "shadow" report provides a wide-ranging independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. At the event, contributors will present and discuss key findings and recommendations of this year's report.
We'll be launching the report from our People's Inquiry Into Privatisation - Taking Back Control: A Community Response to Privatisation, and we want to start the conversation about how we fight for the alternative. Places at this event are strictly limited, so RSVP here to secure your place: http://www.peoplesinquiry.org.au/report_launch If you can't join us in person, we will be broadcasting on Facebook Live from 6.15pm (EDT), with the launch to kick off at 6.30pm!