2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

PSI works in coalition with EI, ITUC, civil society partners, the ILO and others to influence the inter-governmental negotiations related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Financing for Development (FfD) arena.

Financing for Development

16 July 2015
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As negotiations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda draw to a close at the United Nations, Member States are discussing means of implementation and financing. PSI is taking an active part in this process together with other trade unions and civil society partners at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3).

What is the point of development if social progress is not made?

16 July 2015

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3) held in Addis Ababa is taking place at a challenging time.The world economy is still struggling to recover fully from the global financial and economic crisis that erupted in 2008.

How can the private sector have a positive impact on sustainable development?

16 July 2015
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Private finance and business activities are playing an increasing role, but little is known of their impact on sustainable development. With a wider role comes a need for greater accountability and impact assessments; without adequate regulation, private finance and business activities can lead to increased inequality, adverse impact on the poorest, especially women.

Development without Public Services?

16 July 2015

While we have seen a remarkable shift in the debate on tax within the Financing for Development (FFD) agenda, the funding and recognition of the role of public services for development remains problematic.

Tax is a matter of life or death

16 July 2015

When it comes to funding sustainable development, tax is perhaps the most critical piece of the puzzle, yet our system of taxing global profits is inadequate for our globalized economy, disadvantages the poorest countries, and has no globally representative coordinating body.

Tax Justice for Social Justice

15 July 2015

PSI participated in a side-event on tax justice during the Financing for Development Conference (FFD3) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Taxes are arguably the most important source of government revenue to implement public policies to redistribute wealth and realize human rights, achieve equality, and strengthen governance and accountability.

Post-2015 Development Agenda - Statement

14 July 2015
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In advance of the United Nations Summit on Financing for Development, 150 organisations have signed a petition to exclude water and sanitation, healthcare and education from discussions regarding private financing and private sector financing within the context of financing for development.