What do we do?

“Social Watch is an international network of citizens’ organizations in the struggle to eradicate poverty and the causes of poverty, to end all forms of discrimination and racism, to ensure an equitable distribution of wealth and the realization of human rights. We are committed to peace, social, economic, environment and gender justice, and we emphasize the right of all people not to be poor.

Social Watch holds governments, the UN system and international organizations accountable for the fulfilment of national, regional and international commitments to eradicate poverty.

Social Watch will achieve its objectives through a comprehensive strategy of advocacy, awareness-building, monitoring, organizational development and networking. Social Watch promotes people-centred sustainable development.”

Social Watch is a network comprised by national coalitions of civil society organizations (known as “Watchers”). The structure of Social Watch has four main bodies: the General Assembly, the Coordinating Committee, the International Secretariat and the national coalitions.

Social Watch's work is possible thanks to the funding and support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Flemish North South Movement 11.11.11.

The contents of this web are the sole responsibility of Social Watch and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and/or the Flemish North South Movement 11.11.11.