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World March of Women closes 3rd international action 2010

The World March of Women (WMW) is closing its third international action in Bukavu, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), from 14 to 17 October 2010. More than 38,000 women have joined the action since it was opened on International Women’s Day 8th March 2010. Women and allies have been […]

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The challenge of hunger: Focus on the crisis of child under-nutrition

2010 Global Hunger Index As the world approaches the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which include MDG 1 to reduce the proportion of hungry people by half – the 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI) offers a useful and multi-dimensional overview of global hunger. The GHI […]

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Peace, principles and courage to fight crisis together

In a rousing call to action, Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International (pictured here), told 400 international delegates at the Quality Public Services – Action Now! Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, to challenge the threat to vital public services “peacefully, principally and courageously”. Describing austerity measures being advocated by some governments as […]

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Lobbying for legislation to commit the US to a Global Education Fund

Despite world leaders committing to achieve universal primary education by 2015 as part of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Summit in 2000, this goal remains unfulfilled with limited progress and time running out. However, an article on the Education International web site points out that new legislation in the United […]

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8th ASEM Summit closes calling for more effective global economic governance

The 8th Summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) was held in Brussels, Belgium, from 4th to 5th October 2010. The Summit addressed a range of issues, particularly the global economic crisis, and also focused on the relationship between the two regions. The objectives of these Summits are to strengthen political dialogue, enhance trade […]

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World Day for Decent Work, 7 October 2010

Following a decision of the 2nd World Congress of Global March Governing Board member the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in Vancouver, Canada, this summer, the ITUC is to convene the 3rd World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) as usual on 7th October 2010. In previous years, the WDDW has […]

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Reports of persistence of child labour and trafficking in Francophone Africa

On 4th October, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) released a report on core labour standards in Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali, coinciding with the Trade Policy Review of these three countries at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The report found poor compliance with international labour standards, especially with regard to child labour […]

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Unions call for rejection of austerity programmes and focus on job creation

Concerned by the faltering pace of global economic recovery, which has yet to produce real recovery for millions of workers and unemployed men and women, Global March Governing Board member theInternational Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and its Global Unions’ partners (among which is Global March Governing Board member Education International, EI) have called […]

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Education For All – Child Labor For None!

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), a member of Global March US affiliate the Child Labor Coalition, has published an article highlighting the link between the ongoing incidence of child labour worldwide and the need to advance the development goal of Education For All. The article was published in the […]

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