GCAP with a new mandate until 2030
The end of 2015 marked the end of the mandate of GCAP which was launched in 2005 during the Global Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, as an open and ambitious call to civil society to action against poverty that functioned within the framework of the UN Millennium Development Goals, the worlds’ greatest and most successful development initiative.
The approval of the new “Agenda 2030” and the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by UN in September 2015 provided a new framework for civil action. Yet in September 2015 the GCAP Global Assembly declared that its constituents would continue to work together within this new framework in a new form from the beginning of 2016. This new GCAP will place greater emphasis on eliminating inequalities both within and between countries while at the same time keeping its identity of a collaborative, wide and open coalition under the leadership of the Global South and based on genuine grass-root organizations and constituency groups at national level from all over the world.
The new GCAP has the ambition not only to launch a global call to mobilization against inequalities but also to work as a global advocacy platform and monitor the implementation of SDGs on national, regional and global level. The new GCAP Europe is one of the founders and main drivers of SDG Watch Europe.
GCAP Bulgaria is represented by the Bulgarian Platform for International Development which in 2016 also decided to continue functioning as GCAP national coalition in Bulgaria within the new UN “Agenda 2030”.
You can read more about the new structure and objectives of GCAP here: