2020 turned out to be the year of lockdown instead of action, and slowdown rather than acceleration for many countries in the world, as well as those in the Arab region despite being labelled as Decade of Action. The Arab Sustainable Development Report issued by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) indicates that the region will not achieve the SDGs by 2030 and recalls the urgent need for transform and to dismantle the structural barriers to achieving the 2030 Agenda.


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National Dialogue Session on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Espace Associatif in cooperation with the Arab NGO Network for Development will organize a Multistakeholder  national dialogue session on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on July 7, 2020 at 15:30 P.M.    


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ANND has launched a new project funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund!

The Arab NGO Network for Development has launched a new project, entitled “Engaging Civil Society in Policy Dialogue on Agenda 2030 in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia”; funded by The United Nations Democracy Fund. The project aims to enhance civil society capacity for engagement in policy dialogue on sustainable development and the Agenda 2030. Better informed engagement will be ensured through training involving national, regional and international participation and increased dissemination of the sustainable human development narrative will be ensured through communication tools developed by the project.


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  • Letter to the attention of the mandate holders of the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council -Explosion in Beirut


    On August 11, Lebanese civil society supported by regional and international organizations sent a letter to the attention of the mandate holders of the Special procedures. The letter noted that the massive explosion of August 4, that completely destroyed Beirut’s harbor (in a country whose economy heavily relies on imports) and the neighboring areas, has shown the persistent negligence of Lebanese authorities and the inability of the Lebanese ruling elite to respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of the people living under their jurisdiction

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  • ANND’s News Bulletin


    ANND’s News Bulletins are set to provide regular updates from the Arab region, with an initial focus on the Lebanese Revolution that erupted on 17 October 2019. The Bulletins encompass the wide aspects of the protests in the region, the context, major key events, and offer a deep analysis of the social, economic and fiscal situations.  

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  • Statement prepared by Lebanese CSOs after Beirut’s Explosion, the statement is addressed to International Organizations, the United Nations Agencies and International Partners


    On August 4, 2020, Beirut was hit by the biggest explosion in its history, leading to more than 200 killed, seven thousand wounded, and tens of missing (according to the latest figures by the Ministry of Public Health) before the Lebanese army announced that it would stop the search for the missing in addition to causing disabilities and increasing the suffering of people with disabilities in general.

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    Anti-Corruption policy includes:  1- Rules of Good Governance 2- Integrity, Transparency, and Resource Utilization 3- Conflict of Interest

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  • Civil Society platform on Agenda 2030
  • The Arab Watch on Informal Labor
  • The Arab NGO Network on Development (ANND) launched the third issue of the Arab Watch on Economic and Social Rights, with a focus on the question of Informal Labor, in two workshops held in each of Beirut and Cairo, which brought together a group of experts, researchers, academics, and civil society activists. The report was produced with the support of Ford Foundation, Diakonia, Swedish Development Cooperation, Norwegian People’s Aid, and IM Sweden. 

    The Arab Watch on Informal Labor



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  • SOLiD-South Mediterranean Social Dialogue
  • SOLiD-South Mediterranean Social Dialogue is a pilot project for the promotion of social dialogue in the Southern Mediterranean Neighborhood. It is a three years programme (2016-2018), financed by the European Union. SOLiD brings together regional and international representatives of social partners as well as a number of relevant partners from the EU.

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  • Annual Study Week On Trade And Investment policies In The Global South
  • The Fifth Study Week on Trade and Investment Policies in South Countries. The Study Week was organized in collaboration with the South Center during the first week of December 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting aimed to enhance civil society advocacy on economic policies in the region 

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  • The Arab Watch Report on Economic and Social rights
  • The Arab Watch Report on Economic and Social Rights is published biennially by ANND. The report entails monitoring public policies at the national and regional levels and assessing their impact on specific rights.


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  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • 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.

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