Social Watch Report 2012
The international Social Watch network published its Social Watch Report 2012. On the eve of the Rio+20 conference it addresses the issue of sustainable development.
The lengthy study, based on the contribution of citizens’ organizations in 66 countries from all over the world that produced their national reports, concludes that «growing inequalities and unregulated finances are expropiating people everywhere from their fair share in the benefits of global prosperity. Our children will inherit the burden of deforestation, desertification, erosion of biodiversity and climate change. To revert this trend, the promise of universal dignity brought by human rights has to be enforced and the rights of future generations need to be recognized and properly defended».
The Social Watch Report is published since 1996 by Social Watch, an international NGO watchdog network monitoring government compliance with their international commitments. The Report contains statistics, country reports and thematic reports.
Social Watch Report 2012. Sustainable Development: The right to a future. Montevideo 2011. pp. 191
Available as download at: www.socialwatch.org.