After the Fall: Time for a New Deal - the new Social Watch report
On the eve of the MDG Summit, Social Watch invites you to a lively debate with key authors of the Social Watch Report 2010. On Friday 17th of September 2010, at 5:00 p.m till 7:00 p.m, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Church Center - 777 United Nations Plaza, New York.
The reality of poverty and inequities, as perceived from communities and grassroots is different from the top-down views. Citizen reports from over 60 countries show in this edition of Social Watch that we are a long way from attaining the Millennium Development Goals. Further, Social Watch research shows that poverty reduction has globally slowed down since 2000. After the Fall concludes that a comprehensive redefinition of our approach to development is needed.
Why is “more of the same” not the solution? What works? How do we link social development with the climate, food and financial crises?
Barbara Adams (New York), Tanya Dawkins (USA), Yao Graham (Ghana), Himanshu Jha (India), Gustavo Luna (Bolivia), Jens Martens (Germany), Edward Oyugi (Kenya), Marivic Raquiza (Philippines), Emily Sikazwe (Zambia), Mirjam van Reisen (Brussels) and Roberto Bissio (Uruguay) will share their views and experiences.
The debate will be followed by a reception (from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM) to celebrate the launch of the 15th annual Social Watch Report. Copies of the report will be distributed.