Social Watch

poverty and gender situation in the world – also in french and spanish

“Social Watch is an international network of citizens’ organizations in the struggle to eradicate poverty and the causes of poverty, to end all forms of discrimination and racism, to ensure an equitable distribution of wealth and the realization of human rights. We are committed to peace, social, economic, environment and gender justice, and we emphasize the right of all people not to be poor … (about 1/2).

Panel; Press releases; MDGs; Bridging Chasm; Financial Crisis; Statement; History; Social Watch Report 2010 online;
Main Address: Social Watch, 18 de Julio 1077/902, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay;
Regional Addresses with Contacts: see for each country on NATIONAL FOCAL POINTS;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … Social Watch holds governments, the UN system and international organizations accountable for the fulfilment of national, regional and international commitments to eradicate poverty.

Social Watch will achieve its objectives through a comprehensive strategy of advocacy, awareness-building, monitoring, organizational development and networking. Social Watch promotes people-centred sustainable development.”

What do we do?

  • Social Watch is a network comprised by national coalitions of civil society organizations (known as “Watchers”). The structure of Social Watch has four main bodies: the General Assembly, the Coordinating Committee, the International Secretariat and the national coalitions … (more).

Fourth General Assembly of Social Watch Accra, Ghana 26-29 October 2009:

  • The 4th General Assembly of Social Watch, “People First: Social Watch’s response to the global crises” was held in Accra, Ghana, from the 26 to the 29 October 2009. The Assembly was conceived as a meeting place, in which the watchers could share information and learn from each other from the discussion of issues and the generation of consensus for decision-making … (more).


  • The General Assembly is the Social Watch network’s highest governing body. Policy discussion and medium- to long-term strategic planning happens in its realm, which serves as a decision-making forum. In addition, it is also a space for reinforcing the sense of belonging and strengthening the network’s identity and unity.
  • The Assembly takes place every two to three years. Up to now General Assemblies took place in Rome 2000, Beirut 2003, Sofia 2006 and Accra 2009. The 5th General Assembly will be held in Philippines in 2011 … (more).

Coordinating Committee: … (full text about).

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