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Leonor Magtolis Briones
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).


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.

(June 8).The Group of 8 most powerful countries in the world meeting in Germany approved Friday a final declaration that once again shows their lack of political will to implement development aid that would enable poor countries, especially from Africa, to offer their populations a minimum level of welfare.

(June 7) The Basic Capabilities Index (BCI) produced annually by Social Watch was launched on June 6th to coincide with the Summit of the world’s Group of 8 most powerful countries, held on June 6-8 at the tourist resort of Heiligendamm, Germany.

Andhra Pradesh Social Watch Coalition & Dalit Bahujan Shramik Union invite to the Release of A.P. Social Watch Report 2007 that will be held next Tuesday 22nd May 2007, Indira Park, Hyderabad.

The Social Watch Africa Regional Meeting was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from September 22 to 24, 2005.

Read or download the Social Watch Newsletter May 2007 available in English, Spanish and French.

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