How Do We Achieve the Millennium Development Goals? What Are the Chances for Success at the United Nations MDG Summit?

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Civil society leaders discuss what is required for a MDG Breakthrough Plan and assess the success or failure of the United Nations High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (“UN MDG Summit”). The speakers will provide feedback on the presentations of global leaders, including US President Barack Obama, as well as an assessment of the new UN plan.

These two media events are an excellent resource for all journalists covering the opening of the UN General Assembly and the UN MDG Summit.

DATE: 20 SEPTEMBER 2010 (MONDAY)

TIME: 1:00 – 2:00pm

WHERE: UN Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, 44th Street at 1st Avenue, New York
(security check-point at 44th and 2nd Avenue, bring press pass or ID and this media advisory)

WHAT: Media Conference – Expectations & Demands for the Summit

WHO:     

  • Ana Agostino (Feminist Task Force; GCAP Global Council)
  • Amitabh Behar (Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, India; GCAP Global Council)
  • Roberto Bissio (Int'l Coordinator, Social Watch)
  • Mariame Dem (West Africa Regional Head, WaterAid)
  • Ingrid Srinath (Secretary-General, CIVICUS)

DATE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 (WEDNESDAY)

TIME: 1:15– 2:30pm

WHERE: UN Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, 44th Street at 1st Avenue, New York
(security check-point at 44th and 2nd Avenue, bring press pass or id and this media advisory)

WHAT: Media Conference – Reaction and Assessment of the Summit

WHO:    

  • Gemma Adaba (UN Representative, International Trade Union Confederation)
  • Colm Ó Cuanacháin (Senior Director, Amnesty International)
  • Joanna Kerr (Chief Executive, Action Aid)
  • Lucy Mulenkei (African Indigenous Women's Organization)
  • Ray Offenheiser (President, Oxfam America)

About GCAP: The Global Call to Action Against Poverty challenges the structures and institutions that perpetuate poverty. GCAP is the world's largest anti-poverty network with coalitions in 130 countries. More information at http://www.whiteband.org.

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