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.

World Day for Decent Work – 7 October

02 October 2015
United Nations

On 25 September, the UN’s new 2030 Agenda was adopted in the presence of the world’s top leaders at a special session of the Annual General Assembly of the United Nations. This year also marks the 70th Anniversary of the UN, which lends additional momentum to this new global agenda for sustainable development, which should lead the world out of poverty and save our planet.

Reaction to the agreed Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development by PSI

24 July 2015
Opening

On 16 July, the Financing for Development Conference (FFD3) has come to an end by adopting the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on FFD. PSI joins the trade union movement and civil society partners in their rejection of the outcome, which will be neither transformative nor deliver the future we want.

The role of taxation in funding quality public services

21 July 2015
The role of taxation in funding quality public services

On 10 July, Public Services International came together with 15 organisations to organise a panel discussion on the Role of Taxation in Funding Quality Public Services.

Financing for Development

16 July 2015
Photo: Civil Society hearings - Creative Commons FFD3

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
Photo: Money. Creative Commons - epSos.de

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.