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Miloon Kothari, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing highlighted that the very serious situation in Brazil with respect to homelessness, landlessness, housing deficit and housing inadequacy results from the historic discrimination against the black community and indigenous people, and the marginalization of the poor.

The German edition of the 2004 Social Watch Report was launched at a press conference in Berlin on July 1, 2004.

The 2004 Social Watch report titled "Miedos y miserias. Obstáculos a la seguridad humana” was launched at the FSA on July 28. Salil Shetty, director of the United Nations Millennium Campaign, Roberto Bissio, coordinator of Social Watch, Karina Batthyány, Social Sciences Head Researcher, and Iara Pietricovsky, from INESC/Social Watch Brazil, were present at the event.

Roberto Bissio

Stresa, Italy, 23 October. "We all agreed that poverty is the key problem of our times, and it is a political problem," said former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev at the closing of the assembly of the World Political Forum in this tourist town on the shores of Lago Maggiore on the slopes of the Alps.

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