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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"

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

The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) organised a press conference for the launching of the Arabic edition of the Social Watch 2004 Annual Report at the Flamenco Hotel in Cairo, the 11 of May 2005. Representatives of various Arab Civil Society Organizations, from 14 Arab countries: Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, Bahrain, Sudan, Morocco, Tunis, Algeria, Syria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Egypt will attend the press conference.

Felipe Rivas Villatoro

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.

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

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