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Author: 
Natalia Cardona

In 2010 at the United Nations, in New York, many events have gender and women’s rights as their theme or are solely focused on gender. These occasions provide an important thread of continuity for Social Watch’s work on gender and women’s rights. While these events are diverse in their nature all have significant importance to gender issues and to the status of women at the international level.

Statement by the Third World Institute, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council

11 December 2009
Commission on the Status of Women
Fifty-fourth session

Author: 
By Matern Boeselager
EUROPEAN
SOCIAL WATCH
REPORT 2009

Tuesday 8 December 2009, 10.00

 The European Union immigration and asylum policies should line with development objectives and respect migrants’ human rights.
This Tuesday 8 December, the European Social Watch Report 2009, Migrants in Europe as Development Actors - Between hope and vulnerability will be launched in the European Parliament, Room A7F387, Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Bussels.

 

First published by The Times of India

NEW DELHI:  In a scathing indictment of the parliamentary committee system, an independent report has said that leave alone acting as watchdogs, committees were vulnerable to manipulation. The report — Evaluating Parliamentary Committees and Committee System — prepared by the National Social Watch Coalition elaborates with examples how committees have been used by the government to serve its ends.

SOCIAL WATCH
DEUTSCHLAND
REPORT 2009

Wednesday 18 November 2009, 10:30.

In view of global crises, human rights must be enforced against economic interests!

This Wednesday 18 November, the Germany Social Watch Report 2009, Globale Krisen – Soziale Folgen und politische Konsequenzen (Global Crises - Social impact and political consequences) will be launched in the Convention center in the building of the Federal Press, Room 0107
Schiffbauerdamm 40, corner Reinhardtstr. 55, 10117 Berlin

After September’s G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, USA (detailed in the “News” section of this e-bulletin), the next meeting of this elite global club is scheduled to take place in Huntsville, Canada in June 2010. “Spotlight On…” will also turn its gaze to that North American country, with this month’s profile focused on Social Watch Canada.

Author: 
By Roberto Bissio, Social Watch Coordinator

Time has come. In the Social Watch 2009 Report, People First, members of the network from around the world have called on their Governments to retool the stimulus packages they received to face the global crisis so they increase wages, expand social security coverage for the most vulnerable, strengthen local enterprises, and assist family farmers. This month, the Social Watch General Assembly to be held in Ghana, will be an invaluable opportunity to discuss and plan the actions for a coordinated and effective action on both the national and international levels.

The Social Watch report 2009 was launched Friday, September 25, 2009 at the United Nations Plaza in New York. This year's Social Watch report from over sixty civil society organizations around the world, entitled People First, shows that the only way out of the current ecological and economic crisis is to devote resources to strengthening people's wellbeing. The launch was co-sponsored by NGLS, Amnesty International, Social Watch, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Global Policy Forum.

SEPTEMBER 23, 2009 (PITTSBURGH, USA):  The two major South-based  international civil society networks Social Watch and Third World Network have jointly called on G-20 leaders to address and pledge to greater social and development investment and to enact a more thorough restructuring of the international financial institutions (IFIs).  A deeper commitment to address social inequities and the asymmetric structures of IFIs is the most effective way to mitigate the dramatic social impacts of the current economic crisis and prevent future shocks.  These networks, representing grassroots organizations in over 70 countries, will present their policy recommendations today September 23 at 12 noon at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel (107 6th Street) in the run-up to the G-20 summit. 


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