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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.

Social Watch and Dignity International are pleased to announce that the application procedure to the LINKING & LEARNING PROGRAMME ON ESC RIGHTS FOR THE LATIN AMERICA REGION that will take place in Uruguay, from 7 to 15 November 2005 is now open. A limited number of partial or full funded scolarlships will be provided by the organisers. You can apply by filling the application form and sending it, before 5 September, to: curdesc@socialwatch.org

This week sees the launch of a major critical report on India's largest mining company, Vedanta Resources plc, based in London.

The Informal Interactive Hearings of the General Assembly with non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations and the private sector were held on 23 and 24 June 2005, in preparation of the Millennium Summit+5 that will take place in September 2005.

The High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development took place at UN Headquarters in New York on 27 and 28 June 2005. The overall theme of the High-level Dialogue was "The Monterrey Consensus: status of implementation and tasks ahead".

Members of Social Watch participated in the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development.

Press Conference: Mr. Roberto Bissio, Social Watch Coordinator, Dr. Karina Batthyany, Social Watch Head Researcher, Ms. Rehema Kerefu-Sameji, Social Watch Tanzania, and Ms. Barbara Adams (moderator), Chief of Strategic Partnerships and Communications at UNIFEM, to discuss Social Watch's publication, "Advance Social Watch Report 2005: Unkept Promises. What the numbers say about poverty and gender."

[Webcast: Archived Video - 31 minutes]

You are invited to the launch of theADVANCE Social Watch Report 2005

"Unkept Promises What the numbers say about poverty and gender"

Social Watch organized a workshop at WSF 2005

The Advance Social Watch Report 2005 titled "Unkept Promises. What the numbers say about poverty and gender” is now available at the website.

The Social Watch Asia Regional Meeting was held in Siem Reap, Cambodia from March 30 to April 1st 2005.

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