First Americas Social Forum
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The First Americas Social Forum (ASF) took place in Quito, Ecuador, from July 25 to 30, 2004. The ASF programme was grouped in five thematic axes: The economic order, The violent face of the neo-liberal project, Power, democracy and the State, Cultures and communication and Indigenous peoples and African descendents. Gender and diversities will be transversal themes. See more

The activities proposed by the event’s organisers were conferences, panels and testimonies, and those proposed by registered organisations (called self-organised) were workshops and seminars.

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2004 Social Watch Report was launched in Quito
The 2004 Social Watch report titled "Miedos y miserias. Obstáculos a la seguridad humana" was launched at the FSA on July 28. Salil Shetty, director of the United Nations Millennium Campaign, Roberto Bissio, coordinator of Social Watch, Karina Batthyány, Social Sciences Head Researcher, and Iara Pietricovsky, from INESC/Social Watch Brazil, were present at the event.
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