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The Social Watch Report 2007 entitled “In dignity and rights. Making theuniversal right to social security a reality” was launched October 24 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, in the context of the United Nations High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development (Ffd).

The Social Watch Report 2007 entitled “In dignity and rights. Making the universal right to social security a reality” will be launched at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in New York, in the context of the United Nations High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development to be held from October 23 to 24 at United Nations Headquarters. The Hearings with the civil society will precede de HLD, and are scheduled for October 22.

Our network had a major presence at the WSF in Nairobi, Kenya, with a series of workshops and activities addressing the different areas that our work has emphasized in the past years. In addition to organizing a number of capacity-building workshops (the Use of Social Indicators, Poverty and ESC Rights, Budget Monitoring), round tables and Watchers coordinating meetings during the Forum itself, we subsequently held another meeting of our Coordinating Committee to decide upon the guidelines for our work in the future.

A civil society delegation representing the National Social Watch Coalition (NSWC) engaged in a meaningful interaction with the Planning Commission around the Citizens' Report on Governance and Development 2007 and the monitoring of the key institutions of governance namely Parliament, Executive- Policy, Judiciary and Local self Governance. Deputy Chairperson of the Planning Commission Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia and the Planning Commission Members actively participated in the discourse.

Sbilanciamoci!, an Italian campaign working on issues related to the national budget, will held its annual forum in Venice. See the program.

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Leonor Magtolis Briones
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Eva Hanfstaengl

On 29 June 2007, a workshop on "The Road to the International Review Conference on FfD" was held in Geneva in the context of the Civil Society Development Forum in Geneva, organized by CONGO and the Millennium Campaign.

The workshop "Building an Asian community of practice on monitoring and budget analysis" will be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, next July 9 – 11, 2007. The workshop is organized by SILAKA and Social Watch in collaboration with OXFAM- Novib/KIC. Deadline for applications: June 22, 2007.

The workshop "Sharing experiences and building advocacy capacities" will be held in Rabat, Morocco, from 17 to 19 July 2007. The workshop is organized by Espace Associatif and Social Watch in collaboration with OXFAM-Novib/KIC. Deadline for applications: 11 June, 2007.

Read or download the Call for Applications (in French) and the Application form (in French).

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The Social Watch India Report 2007 will be released on 30th June 2007 at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi . The report focuses on the performance of institutions of governance namely the Parliament, the Executive, the Judiciary and the institutions of local self governance from a human rights perspective. The Social Watch India Report 2007 emphasizes the importance of ensuring these Rights to vulnerable sections such as the tribals, the dalits, the poor and the women.

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