- Work & Expertise
- Current Commitment
- Past Commitment
Organization Name:ARTICLE 19
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- North America
- Middle East
Organization Country Location:United Kingdom
Organization mission and work description:
ARTICLE 19 is a human rights charity established in 1987 in London, UK with regional offices in Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, Senegal and Tunisia. ARTICLE 19 believes that freedom of expression and access to information are fundamental human rights, central to individual freedoms and human rights. We also believe that they are empowerment rights that enable other rights to be exercised including the right to health, a clean environment, and ensuing that no one is left behind.
Primary Contact Name:Article 19
Primary Contact Title:Head of Transparency and Senior Legal Counsel
Additional Contacts Names:
Additional representative #1:Ilaria Fevola
Additional representative #2:
Additional representative #3:
Additional representative #4:
OUR INTERNATIONAL COALITION IS MADE UP OF MORE THAN 400 CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS
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Organization's Work & Expertise
Organization's SGD16 Expertise:
- 16.4 - By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime
- 16.5 - Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms
- 16.6 - Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
- 16.7 - Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
Organization's Areas of Expertise:
- Global/UN Engagement & Advocacy
- Accountability for the 2030 Agenda
- Policy Analysis & Advocacy
- Spotlight Reporting
- SDG Data and Indicators
- Public mobilization & Campaigns
- HLPF and UN Development System Reform
- Indigenous Peoples
- Gender Equality
- Capacity building/CSO training & education
Current Commitment to SDG16+
Summary of commitment:
Article 19 commits to continue to promote implementation of SDGs at the global and national levels. This includes UN advocacy, as well as national and regional projects which will promote the implemention of the SDGs.
Organization's priorities and work in relation to commitment:
NY Advocacy, Continue support of Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development, including organising workshops and publishing annual book of papers and website. Engage with UN processes including NGO Major Groups to promote inclusion of SDG 16 goals in UN commitments at HLPF and other fora. Continue to work with UNESCO and OHCHR on monitoring of implementation SDG 16.10.1 and 16.10.2 Provide Goal16 Data Initiative new data on freedom of expression worldwide to support 16.10 monitoring. Regional Work with CSOs and governments in Latin America to promoting implementation of Escazu Agreement. National Work with CSOs in Mexico and other countries in region to monitor and report to HLPF on attacks on journalists in region. (16.10.1). Work with local indigenous communities in Southern and Eastern Mexico on using access to information to promote right to health. Working with CSOs and disabled communities in Tunisia to use right to information to ensure access to services. Continued engagement with national Kenya SDG process to further incorporation of SDGs into national practices.
Organization's work related to TAP network's SGD16+ work & accountability for 2030 Agenda:
Article 19's work at the global and national levels compliments the TAP Network. We plan to include TAP representatives in relevant FOG workshops. We can also provide assistance at national and regional level to activities being organised there.
Plan on engaging in TAP's work as a Partner:
- Regional Engagement Platforms and/or Regional Focal Point
- Thematic Working Groups
- Substantive contribution to any TAP Network resources or advocacy materials
- Exploring partnerships with like-minded organizations
- Global engagement via the UN and other opportunities
- Exploring opportunities for hosting TAP Network national or regional-level capacity building activities
A COLLABORATIVE CAMPAIGN TO BRING THE WORK OF CIVIL SOCIETY ON SDG16+ TO THE 2019 HLPF.
Voices of SDG 16+: Stories of Global Action
Reports on Organization's Past Commitments
Article 19 has continued to promote implementation of SDGs at the global and national levels. Globally, this includes supporting as the secretariat of the the Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development Group in New York, organising workshops and publishing books (http://friendsofgovernance.org), advocacy at the UN in Vienna on synchronising the SDGs with the implementation of the UN Convention on Corruption, and working with UNESCO on monitoring of implementation of SDG 16.10. Nationally, ARTICLE 19 regional offices in Kenya, Tunisia, and Brazil has worked with other local groups to develop action plans with governments and shadow reports, as well as run projects relating to specific SDG goals on access to information, public participation, environment, health and water. It has also been part of the successful campaign to bring the Escazu Agreement into force in Latin America.