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Leveraging on the success of youth engagement at the Africa Climate Summit, SID sort partnerships with other likeminded organizations, to forge and advance implementation options for youth engagements in climate at the global arena - the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP28), hosted in Dubai, UAE on November 30, to December 13, 2023. 

For the World Bank’s 2024 Land Conference, SID joins organizations of small-scale food producers, Indigenous Peoples, workers, grassroots communities, and civil society to denounce the World Bank as a major actor of land grabbing and ecosystem destruction. We call for effective measures to realize the right to land and territories, including agrarian reform.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Senior Programme Officer for our Agroecology, Food Justice & Sovereignty Programme. The successful candidate will drive rights-based engagement and advocacy on food governance, sovereignty, and agroecology.

From April 22 to 25 2024, SID’s Economic Justice team participated at the UN Financing for Development Forum held at the UN Headquarters in New York. This annual forum is crucial as it is an intergovernmental process with universal participation mandated to review the Addis Agenda.

The 5th People's Health Assembly (PHA 5) brought together over 600 activists from 60 countries, including health activists, indigenous advocates, and healthcare workers, for a critical dialogue on the future of global health.

The Society for International Development (SID) and the School of International Futures (SOIF) have partnered with a shared vision for a regenerative and intergenerationally fair future for Africa.

We urge Ministers to ensure that the outcome of negotiations on overfishing and overcapacity subsidies appropriately targets those historically responsible, safeguards small-scale fishers from subsidy prohibitions, refrains from WTO interference in conservation measures, and respects countries' sovereign rights under UNCLOS.

The notion of ‘development’ has been the preconception of many governments, particularly those in the Global South. It has often been tagged with the connotation of ‘catching up’; that is, some countries were lagging and ostensibly needed to do more to develop