The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) - the world’s largest anti poverty coalition welcomes the opportunity to present our recommendations to the 15th African Union Summit in Kampala as heads of state meet to deliberate on issues on Maternal / Child Health; and peace and security in Africa.
Civil society activists and anti-poverty campaigners representing more than 120 organisations from across the globe personally delivered a letter today containing recommendations for a breakthrough plan to end poverty and inequality to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited to the United Nations International School (UNIS) in New York today to address students about the Millennium development Goals and the fight against poverty and to lead the school in a Stand Up Action.
Last week, just before the G8 Summit in Italy, the second global review of Aid for Trade was held at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva. Aid for Trade is an initiative that started in 2005 through the WTO framework in recognition that developing countries lack the basic infrastructure and capacity to take advantage of the market access opportunities resulting from trade negotiations — that in fact, changes in the international trading system have significant costs to developing countries — and that normal aid programmes have not been able to deal with these.