TIME IS NOW

Act for

Peace

Climate

Justice

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TIME IS NOW: ACT FOR PEACE, CLIMATE AND JUSTICE

Progress on the 2030 agenda is under threat. In 2022, the world is not working for most people and our planet. Human rights are being ignored and millions of people are being left behind, while a few become ever richer and more powerful.

 

The war in Ukraine together with other ongoing conflicts has led to a massive increase in the number of people facing acute food insecurity, with rising food prices making life even harder for billions of people.

 

At the same time, climate change presents a long-term threat to our shared home on this earth, with temperatures continuing to rise and extreme weather events devastating communities at the frontlines.

 

The Covid-19 pandemic pushed humanity’s resilience to the limit and continues to have vast impacts on the lives of people and the wider social, economic and environmental fabric of our world. Hundreds of millions of people lost their jobs and income and were pushed into poverty.

 

These events have shone a glaring light on the persistent and underlying injustices and inequalities of our societies.

 

We need to transform a system that is no longer fit for purpose, flip the script and re-imagine our planet as our shared home, respecting the rights of all people and the natural world.

 

The recovery must leave no one behind… there is still time to deliver sustainable development within the Decade of Action… if leaders in each country act for Peace, Climate & Justice.

 

Peace

Now is the time to step back from armed conflicts, militarism must be reduced around the world:

The war in Ukraine comes in a human context where armed conflict, violence in all its forms, authoritarianism, corruption and indiscriminate repression affects the lives of millions of people around the globe and violates the human rights of people — young and old — in countries including Myanmar, Yemen, Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Colombia, Brazil, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and others. All lives affected by conflict are of equal value. Wars and conflicts are one of the major factors leading to increasing poverty in the world.

  • We call for an immediate end to the war in Ukraine – a ceasefire and a withdrawal of Russian forces, and the phased removal of all sanctions according to an agreed timeline.
  • We call on third parties to prevent a further military escalation of the conflict and help in facilitating peace negotiations.
  • We call for the same level of support to end all conflicts – and ensure financial support for displaced peoples and refugees.
  • We further call for a global commitment from states to reduce military expenditures and to shift these funds to address the shortfall in financing for the achievement of Agenda 2030 commitments, such as on social protection and clean energy.

 

Climate

We call for an end to the fossil fuel era – stop financing of coal by the end of 2022 and shift funding towards clean and green R&D, fully address loss and damages from climate impacts, and solutions that provide quality jobs to power the future ethically and sustainably.

  • Deliver on the Paris Agreement goal to limit mean global temperature rise to 1.5C. 
  • Commit to science-based national targets and a net-zero emissions economy by 2050 with ambitious climate action plans in place in each country. 
  • Deliver the funding promised with non-debt creating climate finance for adaptation, mitigation and loss and damage, including the unmet $100 billion/year pledge.
  • Protect the ecosystems on which all life depends by strengthening international environmental law and reversing biodiversity loss by 2030; and develop ecological strategy policies aligning with poverty alleviation, human rights, and fair economic policies.


Social justice

Poverty and inequality are once again on the rise in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In many countries, people are being pushed back into increasingly fragile situations, with the critical gaps in healthcare and loss of livelihoods being compounded by the lack of sufficient support from governments and international partners.

  • Put in place a ‘Vaccines for all global roadmap’, donor countries must agree to finalise a temporary waiver of intellectual property protections on all Covid-19 technologies in 2022. 
    • We call on all governments to ensure universal social protection for all including provision of free universal healthcare to ensure everyone on earth has access to free, public, high quality health care across the life course and promote wellbeing for all ages. 
  • We further call for respect for fundamental rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Stop persecution of civil society activists and guarantee people’s fundamental freedoms to speak out and assemble.


Economic justice

We call for an end of austerity and a major economic stimulus that radically reduces inequality, gender inequalities and lays the foundations for a just, equal and sustainable economy.

  • Keep your promises to finance a more just and sustainable future with clear commitments to 0.7% of GDP for development cooperation including at least $50 billion/year for health and social protection
  • Deliver extensive debt cancellations and create a sovereign debt workout mechanism at the UN; increase access to capital for low and middle income countries by re-allocating new Special Drawing Rights.
  • Ensure everyone contributes by taxing companies and individuals fairly with progressive tax systems and ending illicit financial flows and tax evasion.
  • Target financial support to reach those who most need it, by prioritising funds for women, disadvantaged minorities, young people, persons with disabilities, older persons, migrants and other most affected groups.  

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SIGNATORIES

INDIVIDUALS

  1. Rafida Nawaz
  2. Gilbert Rodrigo
  3. Zigwai Tagwai
  4. Mohammad Afzal Zarghoni
  5. Bhekumua Moyo
  6. Rasigan Maharajh
  7. Herbert Kasiita
  8. Consolata Gitau
  9. Mukhtar Aliyu Usman
  10. Muhammad Anis
  11. Doha Maaty
  12. Richard Ssewakiryanga
  13. Jay Jethwa
  14. Juan Barcelo
  15. Sovanrith Noun
  16. Takakiyo Koizumi
  17. Pragya Vats
  18. Reinaldo Rodríguez Hernández
  19. Sehrish Naz
  20. Margaret Yarcia
  21. Jeremie Kasongo
  22. Neelima Uppu
  23. Sehrish Naz
  24. Risper Oteke
  25. Oli Henman
  26. Hitesh Bhatt
  27. Bona Parhusip
  28. Chinenye Juliet Ejezie
  29. Aslam Suja
  30. Agatha Msiga
  31. Sunita Mainali
  32. Amjad Hussain
  33. Gianna Catolico
  34. Jean Daniel ngana
  35. Rose Govindaraj
  36. Mark Sara Koroma
  37. Eris Jewo-Ibi
  38. Isaac Omondi
  39. Malika Brian
  40. Francoise Carisse
  41. Gabriel Samuel Cabrera Perozo
  42. Khursheda Rahimova
  43. Inna Vanina
  44. Kad Renuka
  45. Chad Martin

ORGANIZATIONS

  1. Action for Sustainable Development
  2. GCAP
  3. CIVICUS
  4. Global Citizen
  5. VEILLE CITOYENNE TOGO
  6. CIVIL SOCIETY COALITION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  7. Feminist League
  8. Haakro Welfare Association
  9. EEO
  10. Savie Asbl NGO LGBT PGEL Congo
  11. ECOSYSTEM BASED ADAPTATION FOR FOOD SECURITY ASSEMBLY
  12. Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights (BIHR)
  13. Mongolian Sustainable Development Bridge NGO
  14. Civil Society SDGs Campaign GCAP Zambia
  15. Cleannation Foundation
  16. Centre for environmental research and agricultural Innovations
  17. Parliamentary Network Africa
  18. Women Educators Association of Nigeria
  19. Sustainably Wise
  20. Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development
  21. Mazingira Plus
  22. Unique Foundation The Gambia
  23. Babuka Development Ministries Uganda (BADEMU) Limited
  24. Kikandwa Environmental Association
  25. Development Education Community Project
  26. Key Populations Uganda
  27. Peace Environment and Development Foundation PEDEF
  28. GCSAYN
  29. Dutch Footprint Group
  30. centre international de droit comparé de l’environneme,nt
  31. Sinergia, Red Venezolana de organizaciones de sociedad civil
  32. Association For Promotion Sustainable Development
  33. Peoples Federation for National Peace and Development (PEFENAP)
  34. SAHRiNGON — Tanzania CHAPTER
  35. Powering Young Initiatives
  36. Future Leaders Initiative SL
  37. EMPOWER INDIA
  38. CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE LIVING FOR PEACE (CYPLP)
  39. PA Human rights movement Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan
  40. UDYAMA
  41. Coordinación de ONG y Cooperativas CONGCOOP
  42. Forus International
  43. Religions for Peace-Myanmar
  44. Innovations for Development (I4DEV)
  45. Christian Fellowship and Care Foundation
  46. Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary — Loreto Generalate
  47. PacificwinPacific
  48. RURAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH (RCDO) UGANDA
  49. Lawyers Beyond Borders
  50. Federation of Environmental and Ecological Diversity for Agricutural Revampment and Human Rights (FEEDAR & HR)
  51. Sisters of Charity Federation
  52. Dash Inspectorate Cameroon Ltd Co
  53. Global Ecovillage Network
  54. International Environment Forum
  55. Uganda Peace Foundation
  56. Movimiento Nacional Cimarrón
  57. Cecilian international
  58. Sustainable Society for environment and women initiative
  59. HETAVED SKILLS ACADEMY AND NETWORKS
  60. International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS) Pax Romana, Asia Pacific
  61. Tariro Foundation of Zimbabwe Trust
  62. Society for Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Development
  63. Creativity Lab for Empowerment and Innovation
  64. Brooke
  65. Banka BioLoo Limited
  66. Inspirator Muda Nusantara
  67. Word Smash Poetry Movement
  68. Gurdofarid
  69. Non State Actors Coalition
  70. Wada Na Todo Abhiyan
  71. Association Global Humaniste
  72. Rescue Future Generation Initiative
  73. Center for Peace Education and Community Development
  74. KATRIBU
  75. Dirigentes de mi Comunidad (Dicomu)
  76. ASSOCIATION GABON INITIATIVES JEUNESSE
  77. African Monitor
  78. TUMUKUNDE INITIATIVE
  79. BADHON MANOB UNNAYAN SANGSTHA
  80. Paropakar Primary Health Care Centre PPUK
  81. Blue Ridge Impact Consulting
  82. HaritaDhara Research Development and Education Foundation
  83. Asian Muslim Action Network
  84. The orphan empowerment society Sierra Leone
  85. IMA Research Foundation
  86. Amaclare Connect & Development Initiative (Our Lady of Perpetual Help initiative)
  87. Erkhet Mongol
  88. Women for Social Progress NGO
  89. Centre for Environment, Human Rights & Development Forum — CEHRDF
  90. Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan
  91. BASE Organization
  92. Women for Social Development
  93. The Global Sunrise Project
  94. Ceylon Institute of Builders
  95. Center For Depressed and Ethnic Development Nepal (CODED-Nepal)
  96. UNANIMA International
  97. Sukaar Welfare Organization
  98. International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID)
  99. Trust in God Organisation (TIGO-NGO)
  100. Youth initiative against societal menace
  101. Freedom in Harmony
  102. Centre de Formations Etudes et Recherches pour le Développement
  103. Red Agenda 2030 MX
  104. Dash Inspectorate Cameroon Ltd Co
  105. Development Frontier International
  106. World Roma Federation
  107. FIDA — Fédération Internationale de la Diaspora Afar