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Citizens from every continent will expect bold and decisive action from World leaders when they meet in September to review the implementation of the Millennium Summit held five years ago. “We live in a critical time” said Roberto Bissio, Coordinator of Social Watch “with very real threats to humanity and to the environment on which we all depend. Business as usual is no longer an option. We need an ambitious strategy to secure the future of the world for generations to come.” Bissio was launching the Social Watch “Benchmark for the 5-year Review of the Millennium Declaration” for the September meeting, containing a set of expectations established through a process of consultation with its active citizens’ coalitions from all parts of the world.

The launch of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) took place on January 27th 2005 at the Gigantinho Stadium of Porto Alegre, Brazil, within the framework of the 5th World Social Forum. The Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva was present on the occasion, as well as an audience of over twelve thousand people.

Berlin/Osnabrück. On the occasion of the commemoration of the Tenth Anniversary of the Copenhagen World Summit (1995), German NGOs called for strengthening the fight against poverty and social exclusion. Last March 11, the Social Watch Germany representatives handed over to the Development Minister of that country, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul (of the SPD), a catalogue of claims, which also included a protest for the insufficient actions undertaken regarding the resolutions adopted at the Copenhagen summit.

News and analysis by civil society organizations focusing on the cost of the war for civilian people.

On May 18th 2003, the Iraqui Al-Amal Association, the national Social Watch Focal Point, has issued a newsletter on the Iraq war focusing on the analysis of the cost of the war for civilian people.

On May 6th 2003, the Iraqui Al-Amal Association, the national Social Watch Focal Point, has issued a newsletter on the Iraq war focusing on the analysis of the cost of the war for civilian people.

On April 14th 2003, the Iraqui Al-Amal Association, the national Social Watch Focal Point, has issued a newsletter on the Iraq war focusing on the analysis of the cost of the war for civilian people.

On April 8th 2003, the Iraqui Al-Amal Association, the national Social Watch Focal Point, has issued a newsletter on the Iraq war focusing on the analysis of the cost of the war for civilian people.

The issue of trade and the need for a two-sided bargain (between developed and developing countries) "is the new hymnbook that we are singing now", said World Bank president James Wolfensohn.

The 2003 Social Watch report was launched in Porto Alegre, Brazil last 26 January. Within the framework of World Social Forum, Social Watch met with grassroots organizations, economists, unionists and international networks to debate on the access of the poor to essential services and presented the conclusions of its new annual report.

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