Two Debates: Civil Society @ Jo'burg / Summit Outcomes: Towards Fair Wealth?
- Dear Friends and Colleagues,
with the World Summit coming to its close, the Heinrich Boell Foundation
plans two "closing" events to evaluate Civil Society participation at
the summit and the results of the World Summit. You are cordially
invited to attend either or both of these events.
CIVIL SOCIETY ON THE SUMMIT - WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Boell Forum, Global People's Forum/NASREC
The World Summit has seen an unprecedented participation of civil
society organisations from all regions. On the other hand, the
geographic dispersion of civil society over different venues and the
lack of strategic coordination in the lead-up to the Summit have lead to
criticism that the civil society's showing at the Summit was
disappointing and less effective than it could have been. The Heinrich
Boell Foundation has invited five discussants from different sectors of
the international NGO community to share and discuss their observations
on how civil society did in Jo'burg and where we should go from here. We
are looking forward to a fruitful discussion. Details at
THE SUMMIT: A CONTRIBUTION TO FAIRNESS IN A FRAGILE WORLD?
The Jo'burg Memo provided a critical analysis of the 10 years since Rio,
its merits and failures. It developed a Johannesburg Agenda for fairness
in a fragile world, and presented a set of proposals for this Summit and
the years ahead. Now, as the summit has come to an end, we want to
discuss the outcomes of the summit from the perspective presented in the
Jo'burg Memo. Did the summit strengthen citizens and livelihood rights?
How did it contribute to fairness between the globalised rich and the
localised poor? Did we advance towards "Fair wealth"? Details at
Heinrich Boell Foundation
What's on in Jo'burg: Update on the negotiations at