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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
Author: 
BSS, Dhaka
Author: 
Tony Hotland

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

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