Social Watch calls for “Making accountability meaningful” at UN General Assembly


Accountability is meaningful only if the powerful can be brought into account, said Roberto Bissio, Social Watch Coordinator. He made this remark at the Interactive Dialogue “Elements for a Monitoring and Accountability Framework for the Post-2015 Development Agenda” convened May 1, 2014 in New York by the president of the UN General Assembly. Bissio said citizens should hold their governments accountable. Corporations also have to be made accountable not only to their owners and consumers but also to their workers and to the people that are affected by their operations. At a minimum, companies ‘partnering’ with the UN should be subject to the same reporting requirements as NGOs, including financial reports and a demonstrated adherence to human rights and UN principles, Bissio said.
Read the full presentation by Roberto Bissio in the Social Watch website.