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In-depth this week: Agriculture and food sovereignty
The Government of Ghana anounced that it's studying tariff and non-tariff measures to restrict the importation of poultry products, after local analysts warned that those purchases are harming the national economy. "Imported chicken is being sold at below the cost of local chicken, and farmers in Ghana cannot simply compete, resulting in the collapse of dozens of farms and the loss of hundreds of jobs," said Yaw Graham, expert of the Third World Network-Africa (TWN-A), focal point of Social Watch.
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In-depth this week: Poverty
One of the “huge mistakes” defended “as great truths” in Paraguay is that businesspeople “pay a lot” to the revenue service while in fact “direct taxation, which is the most unfair, is the largest” and “poor people end up paying more than the rich”, according to a report by economist José Carlos Rodríguez. The report was presented this month at the launching of the programme “Impuestos justos para inversión social” [Fair taxes for social investment] promoted by the Campaña por la Expresión Ciudadana-Decidamos (national focal point of Social Watch) and Centro de Documentación y Estudios.
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In-depth this week: Millennium Development Goals - MDGs
Following the outcome of the High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), better known as the “MDG Summit” (20-22 September, New York), NGLS has released a special NGLS e-Roundup, which analyzes the outcome of the negotiations in light of civil society contributions to the summit process.
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SOS Appeal from Bahrain
Wed Mar 16 2011 -
The Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Bahrain , appeal for help in face of mass systematic murder against the unarmed people of Bahrain.
Registration for the 2011 WSF is now open
Wed Nov 24 2010 - Source: FSM 2011
Registration for the centralized edition of the WSF, to be held on February 06-11 in Dakar (Senegal), is now open. Registration will close on December 15th.
Human development report 2010
Tue Nov 16 2010 - Source: UNDP
For the first time since 1990, the 2010 report "The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development", looks back rigorously at the past several decades and identifies often surprising trends and patterns with important lessons for the future.
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Children's rights Financing for Development The war on terror: a war on human rights World Social Forum (WSF)
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Economic, social and cultural rights - ESCR Making literacy a priority Education on the market Social security reform
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