Jana Silverman

The Doha International Conference on Financing for Development was a unique opportunity to strengthen the commitments of States, intergovernmental agencies and private actors to eradicate poverty and end gender discrimination through the adequate use of development aid. However, it was a “missed opportunity” and concrete actions have been postponed, despite the fact that the needs of poor and disadvantaged people in developing countries cannot be postponed.

To share information both in and beyond the Social Watch (SW) network on the innovative work of the diverse civil society organizations that are the backbone of SW national coalitions in over 60 countries around the world, this “Spotlight On….” column of our electronic newsletter will showcase profiles of these different groups. This month we will profile EUROSTEP, the organization that will play host to the next meeting of Social Watch`s Coordinating Committee from November 22 to 24 in Brussels, Belgium.

Social Watch and partner organizations press for a democratic restructuring of the global financial system in the wake of the recent financial crisis

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