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Endorsed by 28 organizations, the German Social Watch Report 2005 was launched in Bonn last October 21.

Jens Martens (Global Policy Forum Europe, Germany) explores which topics will define the development agenda in the coming years and where public pressure and critical monitoring by civil society is particularly necessary.

Author: 
Francisco Yofre

More than 25 civil society organisations from Latin America participated in the programme on economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) organised by Social Watch and Dignity International and held in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay from 7 to 15 November 2005.

Prof. Leonor Briones of Social Watch, a member of the International Facilitating Group on Financing for Development (IFG), and a GCAP partner, presented her statement on behalf of NGOs and civil society at the Financing for Development Segment of the UN World Summit on September 14, 2005.

Author: 
Paula Fray
Author: 
Diana Cariboni

Last June 23 the General Assembly of the United Nations held hearings with NGOs, civil society organizations and the private sector, in preparation of the Millennium Summit+5 that will take place in September 2005.

Poverty, Human Rights and Security will be discussed by the heads of State and government of the world. Yet there are very limited opportunities for citizens to express themselves in this process. We need to make our voices heard.

Social Watch will launch its Annual Report 2005 this 14 September in New York. “Roars and Whispers. Gender and Poverty: Promises vs. Action” presents two new indexes to measure social development, and concludes that the targets set for 2015 as part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will not be met.

Author: 
Geetha N Bhardwaj


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