September 27, 2015 

5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Greenberg Lounge at NYU Law Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012
(In front of Washington Square South) 

Governments gathered in New York this September to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda which will set development priorities for the next 15 years. Unsurprisingly, the Agenda fails to genuinely transform the global architecture that has created the climate crisis and unprecedented levels of inequality.

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, Ibon International, Asia Pacific CSO Engagement Mechanism, Women’s Environment and Development Organisation (WEDO) and a global network of grassroots organisations, unions, social movements and NGOs under the banner of Campaign for Peoples’ Goals for Sustainable Development organised the People’s General Assembly on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 5:30PM in New York City.

The People’s General Assembly  gathered speakers from grassroots organisations and social movements from all over the world to share their experiences of development policies and present a transformative framework. We will discuss ways of addressing persistent and structural crises of environment, finance, food, democracy, growing inequalities, and ways of working towards Development Justice.

Speaker’s List



Disinvited from speaking at the UN, global women labor leaders hold forum during Pope’s address



Eni Lestari – The Power of Labour

Nazma Akhter -Strike to Regain our Economes, our Planet, our Power as Workers


We shall overcome sung by amazing Bangladeshi activists, including Nazma Akter who at the age of 11 started working in the garment industry and began to organize garment workers! #DevelopmentJustice

Posted by Lean Bayle Arcega Deleon on Tuesday, 29 September 2015