Public policy on international development cooperation
Given our knowhow in development and international cooperation, we contribute to political discussions by furnishing analyses and proposals to the stakeholders, those political representatives and social actors who are, directly or indirectly, involved in actions geared to development.
One of La Coordinadora’s main functions is to offer services to its members and to ensure the cohesion, strengthening and constant improvement of the sector. Our lines of work, the very pillars of our efforts, align with our values and objectives.
Climate change is a multiplier of poverty, hunger, and inequality around the world, especially in rural areas where 80% of the world’s poor live and where the strategic ecosystems that ensure our planet can still foster life are to be found.
The Development Agenda was adopted in September 2015; most countries were signatories to this blueprint for global action against poverty and inequality and in defence of the planet. At that point, 15 years were earmarked to achieve the desired progress. The result, so far, is markedly uneven.
At a time when the interdependence between the local and the global is increasingly evident, cooperation efforts undertaken by our towns, cities, and autonomous regions is more necessary than ever before.
Humanitarian emergencies and crises have increased in recent years. This is due to the upsurge of events that cause natural and humanitarian disasters, to diverse and complex conflicts, and to the growing levels of vulnerability of impoverished countries. However, the response to these disasters is notably less now than it was in the past; donor countries’ contributions to the calls for aid made by the United Nations are clearly not enough.
Development is impossible without gender equality; it is essential for the development of all: individuals, people, and peoples. Achieving gender equality will be possible only if the structural causes of gender discrimination are addressed and if women’s rights are staunchly upheld.
In recent years, social organisations and international institutions have sounded the alarm: human rights are being curtailed all over the world. We have been witness to persecutions and assassinations of leaders, men and women alike, and to the dwindling of civic spaces, as well as to the emergence of laws restricting freedom of expression.
The planet faces the worst refugee and migratory crisis of all time. In the last year, more than 100 million people had to flee their homes, a shameful figure that shines a spotlight on the failure of governments to defend human rights.
Since our inception, we have stated that information and communication rights are human rights. The type of communication we are committed to poses more questions than it provides answers to; it explains the underlying causes of poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation; it offers first-person narratives and explains solutions.