We are working in 12 Arab countries with 9 national networks (with an extended membership of 250 CSOs from different backgrounds) and 23 NGO members.
The Post-2015 development agenda, next-in-line to the MDGs, will be adopted at the United Nations summit that will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015. ANND actively engages with its partners in the process in order to contribute to the design of effective development policies for the Arab region. Along its works, ANND reflects the need for transformative changes to global governance systems and to national policy choices in order to overcome inequality, exclusion and vulnerability.
The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), the Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) held an International Workshop on “Strengthening Public Policies for the 2030 Agenda” on 30 November and 1 December 2017Read more
The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), the Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) are pleased to invite you to the: International Workshop on “Strengthening Public Policies for the 2030 Agenda” 30 November to 1 December 2017 The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB)Read more
Reflections from civil society organizations in the region on the Post-2015 and Financing for Development agendas.Read more
Following 8 days involving 43 Voluntary National reviews (VNR) and 147 side events with 77 ministry-level participations and 2458 registered stakeholder representatives, the statistical outlook of the 2017 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals is quite promising. It is only the second review and just two years after the kick-off for the implementation of a universal agenda towards leaving no-one behind. Yet, time is marching on and there is a long way to go on the level of implementation.Read more
2015 is a pivotal year. The post–2015 sustainable development agenda currently being drafted is premised on the reality that the present model of development is not working, given worsening inequalities and straining planetary boundaries. All countries and peoples—and the planet on which we depend–have the right to live with a better model, one that is inclusive and sustainable.Read more
This report and the regional workshops compiled within it were orchestrated in collaboration with regional civil society networks, as a fundamental principle of how Regions Refocus 2015 operates. We would like to acknowledge the vision, creativity, and leadership of each of the autonomous civil society networks with which these workshops were undertaken: the Arab NGO Network for Development, Catchafyah, the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE), Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), DIVA for Equality, Eurodad, the Financial Transparency Coalition, Latindadd, Third World Network–Africa, and The YP Foundation. Regions Refocus 2015 would like to thank our global partners, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung – New York Office, and Heinrich Böll Stiftung.Read more
The Egyptian Center for Economic & Social Rights has prepared this report on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Egypt. It examines key economic, social and environmental dimensions of the implementation framework and includes recommendations for needed changes if it is to be successful. This report comes as a first of several national reports launched by Social Watch on the challenges of implementing the 2030 Agenda in these countries.Read more
In the framework of its critical engagement in the 2030 Agenda, ANND launched an effort to document national programs for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and socio-economic reform initiatives in the Arab region. This effort takes the form of national assessment reports and seeks to check if such implementation is made within a comprehensive rights-based development strategy, adopted with an inclusive, participatory and transparent approach.Read more
During the 70th UN General Assembly meeting, World leaders adopted on Friday, September 25, 2015, a new world agenda for sustainable development, succeeding the Millennium Development Goals. On the other hand, many CSOs and international campaigns, which followed up the negotiations track, including the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), continue to see the approved plan with caution and a critical eye. This is because of objective reasons we try to highlight in this position paper, which relies to positions developed by ANND in various stages of the consultative track.Read more
The international community adopted the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the beginning of the new century and set the deadline for their achievement by year 2015. The MDGs became the key reference for the international development agenda, setting specific, agreed upon, and measurable objectives focusing on the reduction of poverty and hunger, ensuring universal education, promoting gender equality, reducing child and maternal mortality, and so on.Read more