Press Coverage of Civil Society Press Conference

of Friday 26 June, and Tuesday 23 June, at the UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis, and its Impact on Development.

Click on the links under UN Conference Financial and Economic Crisis on right hand side.

10 Days of Action June 16 – 26 in the lead up to the UN Conference June 24-26,%20June%2016.EML?Cmd=open

10 Days of Action: Countdown to Commitments is a collaborative effort by organizations and networks advocating for a more just, equitable and sustainable global economy and includes the Feminist Task Force-GCAP, Social Watch, ITUC, ICAE, FES, Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development, IBON Foundation, NGO Committee on Financing for Development, and the major global coalitions of the Global Social Economy Group and the Global Crisis group, among others TBC.

The ‘10 Days of Action’ begins with a focus on the Day of the African Child to raise awareness on how the economic crisis is hitting the most vulnerable and marginalized the hardest, such as children, women, small farmers and the working poor, among others.   With close to a billion people living on barely a meal a day, and millions living on $2 a day, the financial and economic crisis is reversing progress and putting millions back into poverty.

The UN Conference will be the first opportunity for all countries – developed and developing nations alike – to have a seat at the table to discuss possible solutions to this systemic crisis.

10 Days of Action includes many event focused on the following themes:
16 June – Take action on the Day of the African Child
17 June – Take action on climate change
18 June –Take action to the right to quality public education
19 June – Take action on the Millennium Development Goals
20 June – Take action to highlight the voices of the people most affected by the crisis
21 June – Take action on gender equality and women’s rights
22 June – Take action to protect migrant workers during the crisis
23 June – Take action to support civil society solutions to the crisis
24 June – Take action to demand a restructuring of the global financial architecture
25 June – Take action to promote decent work and social protection
26 June – Take action to ensure a representative voice of the G192 at the UN Conference

Check out the ‘10 Days’ CALENDAR OF EVENTS and BLOG at:

Just Published – Trafficking in Person Report 2009

Trafficking in Persons Report 2009

“The ninth annual Trafficking in Persons Report sheds light on the faces of modern-day slavery and on new facets of this global problem. The human trafficking phenomenon affects virtually every country, including the United States. In acknowledging America’s own struggle with modern-day slavery and slavery-related practices, we offer partnership. We call on every government to join us in working to build consensus and leverage resources to eliminate all forms of human trafficking.”
–Secretary Clinton, June 16, 2009

The Report
The report is available in PDF format as a single file [PDF: 22 MBGet Adobe Acrobat Reader]. Due to its large size, the PDF has been separated into sections for easier download: Introduction; Country Narratives: A-C, D-K, L-P, Q-Z/Special Cases; Relevant International Conventions. To view the PDF file, you will need to download, at no cost, the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 -06/16/09  Remarks at Release of the Ninth Annual Trafficking in Persons Report Alongside Leaders in Congress; Hillary Rodham Clinton,  Secretary of State; Benjamin Franklin Room ; Washington, DC
-06/16/09  Ambassador CdeBaca’s Remarks at Release of the 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report; Luis CdeBaca,  Director ; Washington, DC
PDF Version: Trafficking in Persons Report, June 2009
Introduction (PDF)  [5071 Kb]
Country Narratives: A-C (PDF)  [4074 Kb]
Country Narratives: D-K (PDF)  [3889 Kb]
Country Narratives: L-P (PDF)  [4036 Kb]
Country Narratives: Q-Z and Special Cases (PDF)  [3868 Kb]
Relevant International Conventions (PDF)


In Honor of Thomas Berry (1914-2009)

“It’s all a question of story. We are in trouble just now because we do not have a good story. We are in between stories. The old story, the account of how we fit into it, is no longer effective. Yet we have not learned the new story.”

“We are talking only to ourselves. We are not talking to the rivers. We are not listening to the wind and stars. We have broken the great conversation. By breaking that conversation we have shattered the universe. All the disasters that are happening now are a consequence of that spiritual ‘autism.’ “

“Listen to these words carefully. The universe is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects. And listen to this: The human is derivative. The planet is primary.”

“Diversity is the magic. It is the first manifestation, the first beginning of the differentiation of a thing and of simple identity. The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection.”

“The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong. To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human.  To damage this community is to diminish our own existence.”

Published on June 10, 2009 at 12:37 PM Comments

The June 2009 Edition of Stop Trafficking Newsletter is now available.


The Stop Trafficking newsletter,
hosted by the STOP ENSLAVEMENT web domain, serves as a forum for exchange among religious congregations and their collaborating organizations
• to promote awareness re. human trafficking;
• to exchange best practices in advocacy for and
of survivors of human trafficking;
• to recommend actions to counter human trafficking.

June 5 World Environment Day

Here are some resources for you to use as we celebrate World Environment Day tomorrow June 5th.

Click on links provided.

Prayer for World Environment

Creation at the Heart of Mission

The Earth Community