Published 9 June 2023 in News
|Focus 2030 has produced a Special Edition to present the issues at stake at the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact, and the solutions it could bring. In this dossier, you’ll find facts and figures, infographics, expert interviews, citizen mobilization campaigns and survey results relating to the Summit.
On the occasion of the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact to be held in Paris on June 22 and 23, 2023, a coalition of French and international non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations is launching a campaign whose common objective is to ask the leaders of industrialized countries for concrete and massive financial commitments in favor of the countries of the Global South. These commitments include the revision or cancellation of these countries’ debts, and an increase in aid.
Led by Oxfam France - and including CCFD-Terre Solidaire, CARE France, ONE, Global Citizen and the Climate Action Network - this informal coalition is first and foremost an opportunity - in collaboration with the international networks involved and under the impetus of Oxfam France - to collectively make a series of political demands on the substance of the Summit and on the participation of civil society organizations in the planned work. It is also an opportunity to inform and enlighten citizens about the real issues involved in financing climate action and development.
On the second half of June 2023, these organizations are proposing an integrated, multi-stakeholder campaign with the intention of pushing leading politicians to make tangible commitments to countries in the global South, with the priorities of financing climate action that weakens populations and fighting the spread of world hunger.
To ensure that this Summit is not just another date on the leaders’ agenda, but an opportunity to demonstrate major progress for the most vulnerable countries, the NGOs CCFD-Terre Solidaire, CARE France, ONE, Oxfam France, Global Citizen and the Climate Action Network will be taking the floor on June 20 at an unprecedented joint press conference to warn the event’s stakeholders of the urgency of drastically reforming the world’s financial system.
In the days leading up to the Summit, a multi-actor video will also be unveiled to explain what is at stake at this international meeting, and why it is urgent for world leaders to assume their responsibilities.
The NGO CARE, in coalition with other NGOs, will be hosting a media event, as well as a number of personalities from countries in the Global South.
The main demands shared by these associations are the revision or cancellation of the debt owed by countries in the Global South, and a much more significant increase in French - and more generally the Global North - official development assistance.
The coalition of CSOs/NGOs is asking very concretely:
In this regard, Oxfam also requests: