Open Letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

This letter is a response to the Secretary General’s report on the Millennium Development Goals ‘Keeping the Promise’.  It has been signed by 113 organizations.  Open Letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon  It is also available in French Lettre_Ouverte[1]  and Spanish Carta_Abierta[1]

Picture this: We Can End Poverty

A phot0 competition –  based on the 8 Millennium Goals.  Click here  Working globally to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.    If you want some background reading see  the report of the Secretary General “Keeping the Promise”  SG Report on the MDG’s    A good resource book on poverty is ‘Rethinking Poverty’  Report on the world Social Situation 2010 published by the Economic and Social Affairs, UN                                                 


Stop Trafficking Newsletter May 2010

Click on the link to the May edition of Stop Trafficking Newsletter.  This edition of Stop Trafficking is a packed issue providing key information in almost every line.  It also provides pointers for advocacy and action.   The topic is Misogyny – the fuel of human trafficking.  This issues highlights how technology and porn escalate misogyny in our culture and thereby promote human trafficking.  Learn more about pornography and  misogyny in popular music.  Pick up the link to the UN Report: Stem Global Crime and read pages 22-24.  137 States have ratified the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons.  Presently the General Assembly at the UN is working on a Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. 

The UNODC 2010 Report can be accessed at this site.