10 Days of Action June 16 – 26 in the lead up to the UN Conference June 24-26


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: http://tendays.socialwatch.org/

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)