News: Society
Society - Wed Mar 16 2011
SOS Appeal from Bahrain
The Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Bahrain , appeal for help in face of mass systematic murder against the unarmed people of Bahrain.
Society - Wed Nov 24 2010
Registration for the 2011 WSF is now open
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.
Society - Tue Nov 16 2010
Human development report 2010
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.
Society - Fri Oct 08 2010
A global new deal is necessary if the world is to halve poverty, UNCTAD tells civil society and member States
The UNCTAD director, speaking to representatives of civil society and member States at an event on the MDG Summit Outcome, said that economic growth itself was not enough and called for action by governments and cooperation across different sectors in order to make economic growth more inclusive.
Society - Thu Sep 30 2010
October 16th: International day of action against agribusiness and Monsanto
On the occasion of the meeting of the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) in Nagoya, Japan, and to mark World Food Day on October 16, 2010, La Via Campesina calls for actions around the world to denounce the role of agribusinesses such as Monsanto and their destruction and corporatization of biodiversity and life.
Society - Mon Sep 27 2010
MDGs still achievable, but role of public sector is key, CSOs say
“The future of democracy depends on whether civil society and trade unions can develop the capacity to counter the lobby of the financial sector.” This dramatic statement was made by Nancy Alexander, from the Heinrich Boell Foundation, at the opening of a side-event held on the fringes of the Millennium Development Goals Review Summit.
Society - Wed Sep 22 2010
Bridging the chasm between rhetoric and reality
On the eve of Monday's highly-anticipated U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit in which world leaders will gather here to reaffirm their commitment to the eight goals, civil society remains deeply sceptical.
Society - Mon Sep 20 2010
Global poverty reduction policies? Some reflections on the next UN summit
Ten years after their introduction, neither the MDGs nor the PRSPs are successful. What is clear today and should have been clear to all in 2000 is that poverty reduction is only possible as the result of a successful economic and social development process.
Society - Mon Sep 20 2010
MDGs and Africa: Whose Voice Counts?
As world leaders prepare for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) summit on 20 – 22nd September at the United Nations in New York, aid agencies and development organisations have released colossal amounts of research outlining the progress of the MDGs.
Society - Fri Sep 17 2010
Hunger drops mere half a percent over last decade
Ten years after setting the goal of halving the proportion of people suffering from poverty and hunger by 2015, only mixed success can be found for the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and the degree of success is dependent not only on what country is examined but which evaluation is used.

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