Social Watch News

Mark Garcia

The Polycentric World Social Forum 2006 will be held in Bamako (Malí) and in Caracas (Venezuela) in January 2006. The WSF in Karachi (Pakistan) was postponed.

Social Watch will hold the following activities in the II Foro Social de las Américas and VI Polycentric World Social Forum to be held in Caracas, Venezuela, from January 24 to 29, 2006.

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.

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.

Paula Fray
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