Society - Thu Sep 16 2010
Release of 2010 Social Watch Report
Social Watch, an international network of non-governmental organizations that monitors how far governments are fulfilling their commitments to end poverty and gender discrimination, will release its critical report: "After the fall: Time for a new deal" on Friday, Sept. 17 at the United Nations.
Society - Wed Sep 15 2010
Fewer hungry, but more hunger waits
Figures the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) presented here Tuesday revealing a reduction in the world's number of hungry people in 2010 for the first time in 15 years should be a cause for celebration. In reality it is a hollow success. Unfortunately, the fall is down to short-term improvements in the global economic climate, rather than real, lasting progress in the fight against empty stomachs.
Society - Mon Aug 30 2010
Dakar World Social Forum: resistance and struggle of African peoples
Focusing on the history of resistance and struggle of African peoples, the 2011 WSF should find the necessary interface with global struggles and strategies that are common with those of Africa, the South and the rest of the world.
Society - Tue Aug 17 2010
World Education Forum 2010 - Palestine
The WEF activities will be carried out over 4 days, from the 28th to the 31st of October, 2010, and will simultaneously take place in Ramallah, Haifa, Gaza, Jerusalem and Beirut. "Expanded activities" will also be taking place all over the world during the WEF, as part of its program.
Society - Thu Aug 12 2010
Dakar launches a public consultation on the thematic axes for the 2011 edition
The International Council of the World Social Forum and the African Social Forum and the Senegalese Organizing Committee launch a public consultation until September 10th to finalize the thematic axes of the centralized edition of the WSF, to be held in Dakar, Senegal, on February 06-11 2011.
Communication /Society - Thu Aug 05 2010
Technology transforms election monitoring in Kenya
Civil society organizations in Kenya have helped build an online platform that has actively monitored Kenya's constitutional referendum on August 4, 2010 via sms, titter and mail. This is a key step towards the consolidation of democracy in the country.
Social Development - Tue Jul 13 2010
Is global poverty reduction a political myth?
When the United Nations hosts a summit meeting of world leaders next September to assess the current state of its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it is expected to single out one of the major "success stories" of the day: a reduction in global poverty.
Human Rights - Thu Jun 24 2010
Haitian peasants marched against Monsanto
Ten thousand Haitian peasants marched to protest US-based Monsanto Company’s ‘deadly gift’ of seed to the government of Haiti. The march was organized by several Haitian rural social movements that are proposing a development model based on food and seed sovereignty instead of industrial agriculture.
Human Rights - Fri Jun 18 2010
Land and indigenous sovereignty in Chiapas
From the struggle for independence, through the Mexican Revolution and the indigenous uprising in Chiapas in 1994, claims over land have been a central part of the demands of social movements in Mexico. For indigenous communities in Chiapas, land is not just a means of survival. It is also central to their identity and their vision of indigenous autonomy.
Society - Mon Jun 14 2010
The MDGs at ten and civil society
The UN General Assembly convened a 'MDG summit' this September, with the objective to accelerate progress towards all the MDGs by 2015. In order to provide input to the preparatory process for this meeting, the UN is holding informal interactive hearings with civil society organizations from 14-15 June 2010 at UN Headquarters in New York.