Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
New York, UNHQ-North Lawn Building, Conference Room 4
Each year the NGO Committee holds a Forum based on the theme to be addressed by the UN Commission for Social Development at its annual meeting. The priority theme of the 49th Session of the Commission is “Poverty Eradication: Human dignity Demands It.” Coming less than five months after the MDG Summit last September, the Commission provides an opportunity for governments and civil society to discuss effective policies and practices that lead to poverty reduction. During the Forum, the focus is set on three approaches which are regarded as effective in reducing poverty: debt cancellation, microfinance (Pros and Cons) and decent work. Two of the panelists were Kingsley Ofei-Nkansah, General Secretary, Gen. Agricultural Workers Union, Ghana(picture, left) and Jane Stewart, Special Representative and Director, International Labor Organization (picture, right).