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AFRICA
ALGERIA
GCAP ALGERIA

POLICY DEMANDS
    Enhance and strengthen freedom of association
    Remove taxation on non-profit organizations
    Set a transparent and accountable policy for poverty eradication
    Develop mechanisms to enhance commitment of governments to human rights
      conventions
    Remove conditionalities on aid
    Cancellation of debt of poor countries in Africa and Asia
    Respect of freedom of people to decide about their beliefs, politics, economy, and society

MoM ACTIVITES
1. Production of a documentary on immigration problem in North Africa (production d'un filme
documentaire sur l'emigration clandestine africaine vers le nords)

2. Advocacy campaign with following messages "Impoverishing Africa causes immigration to
North", "Supporting non-democractic regimes intensifies immigration problem", and "The
fabricated war causes populations to leave their home lands".

Demonstrations are held every month

‘STAND UP’ ACTIVITIES
NONE CONFIRMED



ANGOLA
Jubileu 2000 Angola (Jubilee 2000 Angola)

POLICY DEMANDS
- That the General State Budget be published;
- Radio-based Debates, Accountability;
- Governing Justice with regard for the Human Rights;
- Trade Justice;
- More financing initiatives for development;
- Cancelling of Foreign Debt;
- Workshops;
- Discussions;
- The impact of all neo-liberal environment in the third world.

MoM ACTIVITES
We have already begun our community-based activities in regard to this mobilization.
What we have in mind is to mobilize 45 networks and joint initiatives with more than 500
individuals, and a few particular institutions.

‘STAND UP’ ACTIVITIES
NONE SPECIFIED




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BENIN
Coalition Nationale Education Pour Tous (Education For All)

POLICY DEMANDS
- to eradicate poverty
- good governance
- ensure high quality education for all
- ensure health for all

Other demands :
- respect to human rights
- fair trade
- meaningful increase of aid
- debt cancellation

MoM ACTIVITES
September 2006 : Schoolchildren March to Education Ministries.
September 2006 : President of the Republic welcome schoolchildren (primary).
September 2006 : Conference about Benin corruption problem.
October 2006 : TV program about Children Education in Benin
October 2006 : Awareness raising about Clildren’s Traffic.
17 October 2006 : March to President’s House

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
YES. No details given
Estimated Participants: Not stated



CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Coalition Nationale de Centrafrique (National coalition of Central Africa)

POLICY DEMANDS
• Accountability and transparency about public resources and drastic fight against corruption.
• To ensure local and external resources allocation to deliver high quality public services for all
• To recognize every citizen’s (man or woman) rights in legal, politic and budgetary processes
and also historic gender inequality

MoM ACTIVITES
We plan awareness-raising campaigns about:
• Poverty in Bangui and elsewhere in the country.
• Providing coffee, sugar, soap, salt, etc
• Implementing “Groupement d’Intérêts Ruraux” (GIR) which are rural development systems
• Buying tools for NGO (barrow, hoe, machete, PA sound system)

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Yes, we will stand up to realize the fight against poverty goals. The symbolic global action to
Stand up against poverty meets our actual plans.
Estimated Participants: not stated




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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
LUTTE NATIONALE CONTRE LAPAUVRETE « LUNACOP »
(National Fight Against Poverty)

POLICY DEMANDS
NOT STATED

MoM ACTIVITES
18th to 20th of September 2006 - Capacity Building Seminar - Bukavu
22nd to 30th of September 2006 - Youth and children plays and sketches in various schools in
Bukavu, Kisangani, Lubumbashi
1st to 8th of October 2006 - Old age, physically handicapped and women’s demonstration in
Kindu, Bukavu, Goma, Lubumbashi

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
16th to 17th of October 2006 - Stand up Crusades in Bukavu, Kindu, Goma, Kinshasa,
Kisangani, Lubumbashi,
Estimated Participants: 1.000.000


KENYA
JUKWAA LA KUPINGA UMASKINI KENYA
(CITIZENS' PLATFORM AGAINST POVERTY)

POLICY DEMANDS
• Debt cancellation
• Quality aid
• Governance
• trade justice

MoM ACTIVITES
Launch has been scheduled to take place on the 16th of September. To raise community
awareness and mobilize community members to wear white bands, campaigners will walk from
estate to estate sensitizing the communities. Two walks will take place, one in Homabay, Lake
Victoria and the other in Laikipia.. The climax in human chains round strategic offices.

The following campaign activities will be undertaken in each week at two levels- the national
(macro) and the local (micro) levels.

a. Public debates. At the national level a policy forums will address GCAP campaign issue of the
week at the macro level. Nine satellite public debates will simultaneously take place in each of the
provinces. At these local levels, real issues affecting the masses will be discussed by the people
affected. Local sites will be selected on the basis of areas most affected by given GCAP theme.
Local debates on trade for example will be held in areas within each province affected by unfair
trade and will address the real trade issues in that specific area. The lake region could for
example address trade in fish while the Eastern province could talk about trade in animal
products.
b. Open forums. Open forms consisting of display, dialogue and entertainment tents will be set up
in the provincial headquarters during the December 12th Jamhuri day cerebrations. Visitors to the
forums will sign petitions
c. Press conferences and releases will be organized at both the national and local levels. Eminent
persons will be lobbied at the national and local levels to read GCAP statements
d. Talk show- As part of the activities that will take place in the cause of the week, a media
campaign involving talk shows and debates will be aired in the television.



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STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Yes. We are working with Schools and churches for the STAND UP moment. During the month
of action a tool has been developed for us by the AACC for churches and schools to devote
Sunday prayers to issues pertinent to us. The stand up moment for Kenya is being coordinated to
take place on 15th in the participating schools and churches. Prominent persons will be sent to
the schools/churches to grace the moment and read a statement.
Estimated Participants: NOT SPECIFIED


MALAWI
Council for NGOs in Malawi (CONGOMA) in collaboration with National Civil Society Taskforce
on MDGs

POLICY DEMANDS
Reducing cases of Gender based violence
Increasing enrolment of school-going-age children in primary schools
Improving quality of education in primary and secondary schools
Improving the lives of the elderly people and vulnerable children
Reducing HIV/AIDS prevalence which now remains at 14%of the productive population
Improving maternal health
Improving food security and/or agriculture
Fair trade for local products within and outside Malawi
Trade justice within and outside Malawi
Reducing cases of corruption in the public, private and Civil Society sectors
Transparency and accountability in public, private and Civil Society sectors
Trade justice
Debt cancellation
Better aid (without strings attached)

MoM ACTIVITES
See Stand Up Activities

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
We plan to have the biggest stand up campaign in Malawi through Public Affairs Committee
(PAC) and Micah Challenge in Churches on 15 October 2006.
Estimated Participants: 3 million


MALI
Action Contre la Pauvreté au Mali
(ACTION AGAINST POVERTY)

POLICY DEMANDS
• Say No to Poverty
• Enhance poorest community’s economic facilities
• Embed AP/Mali activities into the Mali solidarity month
• Enhance aid to the poor through benchmarks and quotas for better solidarity and sharing
• Better resource allocation
• Ensure quality health care for the poor
• Ensure universal education
• End EU’s EPA
• Debt cancellation
• Food sovereignty
• Fair trade



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MoM ACTIVITES
See stand up activities

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Yes, plans include:
• September 22th (Mali independence celebration day (8000 persons)
• November 25th : action against gender poverty (15 000 persons)
• December 13th : Poor communities call to government (creating civil society democratic space)
– 31 000 persons can mobilise in the six towns of the Bamako District, and the 100 000 district
inhabitants will be listening to the four private broadcast stations same program about this
democratic space.
Estimated Participants: 154,000


MOZAMBIQUE
Campanha Vozes Contra a Pobreza
“Voices against Poverty Campaign”

POLICY DEMANDS
• Greater effort by the state in combating the causes of poverty and its increase;
• Transparency in the administration of public resources and, in particular, of funds cancelled
under the scope of MDRI;
• To operationalize the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the local level.
• Further demands regarding children’s rights, youth and women-empowerment, against domestic
violence, HIV/AIDS.

Demands regarding the IFIs:
• No to conditionality and excessive interference by the IFIs in the decision-making process at the
national level.
• No to the EPAs
• Total cancelling of the multilateral and bilateral external debt of poor countries, Mozambique in
particular.
• More and better resources for accelerating the materialization of the MDGs

MoM ACTIVITES
See Stand Up Activities

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Our action plan was conceived so that several activities are undertaken during the Global Month
of Mobilization. We intend to execute three actions, namely:
• Ecumenical gatherings with the faith-groups (10/15/06),
• Youth Festival (10/15/06)
• Events at children’s schools (10/16/06)
Estimated Participants: 5,000 +




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NIGER
Réseau des Organisations du Secteurs Educatif du Niger (R.O.S.E.N)
(Educational network of the Organizations of the Sectors of Niger)

POLICY DEMANDS
   1. Abrogate the suspended law number 98-04 about anticipated retirement by 2007.

    2. Hire 1000 qualified teachers now
    3. Insure regular CAPED process
    4. Implement more 1000 alphabetization centers each year.

MoM ACTIVITES
See stand Up activities

STAND UP ACTIVITIES

A meeting is organised during the Parliament’s ordinary session.
3,000 people will gather on the square outside the Parliament’s building.
300 people will be inside to debate with deputies on the fight against poverty strategies.
Estimated Participants: 3 000


NIGERIA
GCAP Southern Nigeria

POLICY DEMANDS

National government demands
- Act against poverty
- The implementation of the Beirut core demands including trade justice
- Ensure the fulfillment of human rights
- Include women and youths in decision-making process
- Reconsider to implement the demands of the people of the Niger Delta on “Resource Control”
- Establish a national MDG Commission to develop MDG based plans to energize and support an
effective response to poverty elimination and improving lives that world leaders agree on at the
Millennium Summit in September 2000
- Sign the International Parliamentarians’ Petition for democratic control of the IMF and World
Bank launched by WDM last Autumn.
- To be fully involved in the development and scrutiny of IMF and WB policies within Nigeria.
- Include gender issues in school curriculum
- Repeal laws that discriminate against women
- Create gender equality commission and establish gender desk offices at all levels of
government
- Adopt and implement a National Policy on Women
- Prioritise gender mainstreaming in political party system, local government power structures and
local government reforms.

IMF & World Bank demands
Canceling all of Nigeria’s debt
We will join WDM/JDC campaign to stop imposing free market policies such as trade
liberalization and privatization on Nigeria and other poor countries and use IMF gold reserves to
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Demands from G8:
We will call on the G8 Leaders to
- Account for the commitments made at Gleneagles in 2005 towards the ultimate goal of ending
extreme poverty in Nigeria.
- Set timetables to reach the UN target of providing 0.7% of national income as new aid promised
for 2010.
- Invest more in developing countries in better education, extra teachers and new school, so all
children can have free access to good quality education by 2015.

We will call the UN to:
- Provide a permanent seat for Nigeria in the UN.
- Help secure long term financing to allow Nigeria to scale up HIV and AIDS services

MoM ACTIVITES
National Days of Action begin on 11 October, 2006
Event: National Days for joint Action – Our national moment of action will be a seminar
(advocacy/policy dialogue) on ‘Eliminating Poverty: Making Governance Work for the Poor’. The
seminar will be linked to a campaign plan with innovative solutions to rural poverty issues and
clear policy change objective that aims to promote the cause of rural poverty reduction and have
influence in policy-making processes of government. GCAP Southern Nigeria plans to engage
members of parliaments, political parties including the emerging ones, women, children, youths,
the disabled apex organizations, trade unions, journalists and other excluded groups to a 2/3day
seminar to engage in formulating poverty reduction strategies that will have influence in policy-
making process of government, thus making government work for the poor and achieving the
MDGs.

Throughout the Month of Action we will use the local media to promote Vote for Trade Justice:
- Ask our local paper to publish a cut out version of the ballot slip.
- Ask them to hold a poll on the local radio station to host a phone-in on a show
- Compile a list of our local media: radio, TV, newspapers. Contact them to find out the details
email / fax of their news desk and / or editors, so we can send in our press release.
- And ask journalists to focus on local celebrities, public figures, and individual campaigners to
extract messages of support a photo of them to insert in an article about our event
- Plan a photo stunt on what will make the best photo opportunity for local media.
- Write a press release two or three weeks before the event, then fax or email it out.
We will email Peter Mandelson, and copy Tony Blair, that he does not have the support of EU
citizens when he continues to push a European position in the talks that will not bring trade justice

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
NOT STATED
Estimated Participants:


GCAP/MDG NIGERIA (Northern Nigeria)

MoM ACTIVITES

Press conference
  th
14 September 2006
National Press Centre, Radio House, Abuja

Rally
  th
30 September
Abuja Centre for Arts and Culture, Area 7, Abuja




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Football
  th
30 September
Old Parade Ground, Area 10, Garki

Public Lectures in 12 Universities
  th
25 September

Stand up Moment
  th   th   th
13 , 15 & 16 October 2006
Mosques, Churches and Schools in Abuja and Lagos
  th
15 October
Football Match to mark the Stand up Moment
Lagos
  th
17 October 2006
Public Hearing (to stimulate concrete action on Poverty)
GSS Tudun Wada, Wuse Zone 4


SOMALIA
Baaqa Caalamiga ee Wax-ka-Qabashada Saboolnimada - Soomaaliya
(GCAP SOMALIA)

POLICY DEMANDS
 Implementation of policies to realize the (MDGs)

  Governance and accountability

MoM ACTIVITES
The organisations willing to propel the GCAP forward operate throughout Somalia. The wearing
of the White Band will feature prominently during The Month of Mobilisation from one end to the
other, especially in the following regions:
• Hargeisa- Somaliland
• Puntland
• Banadir (Mogadishu)
• Southern (Kismayo, Baidoa)

Up to now an earlier planned National Day for August 21st was postponed to August 28th. But
because of the proximity of September 16th (start of the Month of Mobilisation) and slight delay in
getting resources, the National White Band Day is contemplated to be incorporated into the
activities of September 16th, 2006.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
No plans. We have no idea of agreed upon: Stand Up World Record Attempt
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SEYCHELLES
Coalition of Education & Information for Sustainable Development (CEISD)

POLICY DEMANDS
- Democratisation of State-Controlled media for more balanced information;
- Greater emphasis on education for life, not just formal education, for greater public awareness
of all aspects of poverty and inequality;




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- A national debate be organised, with participation from all development sectors including
government and the general public, through the media to address the realities of poverty and
inequality in Seychelles.

MoM ACTIVITES
Proposed Activities and Events (subject to availability of funds)
Saturday 29th September 2006
Half day of Reflection: main island of Mahe
Theme: Stand up Against Poverty / Together for Equality
Topic of Reflection: Peace, Security and Fight Against Poverty
Participation: Civil society and private sector organisation representatives; interested
individuals.
Information: media coverage and public information on GCAP
White Bands: third occasion for distribution in Seychelles

Friday 6th October 2006
Half day of Reflection: Praslin Island
Theme: Stand up Against Poverty / Together for Equality
Participation: anyone interested
White Band Musical event for general public

Sunday 15th October 2006
White Band Musical Event for general public
Theme: STAND UP AGAINST POVERTY
Invitation: government representatives, parliamentarians, musical artists, media and general
public

Tuesday 17th October 2006
Official launching Seychelles Focal Point for Management and Control of Small Arms & Light
Weapons (SALW)

Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th October 2006
STAND UP AGAINST POVERTY Exhibition
Theme: Poverty in the Eyes of Children and Youths
Symbolic White Band performance

Will seek collaboration with
Ministry of Social Affairs & Employment (MSAE)
Ministry of Education & Youth (MEY)
National Parent & Educators Council (PEC)

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Sunday 15th October 2006
White Band Musical Event for general public

Theme: STAND UP AGAINST POVERTY
Invitation: government representatives, parliamentarians, musical artists, media and general
public
Estimated Participants: 1000 +


THE GAMBIA
Gambia National GCAP Coalition

POLICY DEMANDS
• Protection and promotion of Human Rights


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• Upholding the principle of Democracy, Good Governance and the rule of Law
• Work towards the attainment of the MDG’s
• Promotion of Economic and Social Integration of Africa base on an African Agenda

Demands on WB,IMF, UN
• Ensure adequate and equal participation of LDC’s in the decision making processes in the
above institutions
• STOP with immediate effect the remote controlling of economic management of Third World
Countries
• STOP the imposition of Conditionality in aid and or Loan Packages
• Write off all debts of LDC’s HIPIC Countries
• Increase on Development Aid
• Increase the Participation of LDC’s in the Decision making processes of the UN

MoM ACTIVITES
Activity 1: Adapt draft lobby letters and dispatch to:
• Secretary Of State for Finance and Economic Affairs
• Governor, Central Bank of The Gambia
• Charge d’affairs, European Commission
• Ambassador, British High Commission
• Ambassador, American Embassy
• World Bank Liaison Officer, The Gambia
With copies to relevant IMF/WB officials elsewhere

Activity 2: Workshop and symposium - Capacity Building and awareness raising on IFIs

Activity 3: Street procession and launching of report on impact of IMF on Education in the
Gambia

Activity 4: Media work – Opinion polls – assessment of people’s (all categories) understandings
of IFIs. Carry IFI news on first page of major dailies

Activity 5: Cross country caravan - community campaigns and Awareness raising through the
holding of stop-by meetings.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Will take place during the cross country caravan
Estimated Participants: 1500 +/-




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ASIA & OCEANIA

AFGHANISTAN
GCAP Afghanistan

POLICY DEMANDS
1) Aid Management in Afghanistan; How aid is causing more and more poverty in Afghanistan
2) Security; Security (6 Southern provinces are under control of Taliban and the govt. is present
there only by name)
3) Drugs (The policies to counter narcotics in Afghanistan is failing.)

MoM ACTIVITES
We do plan to organize events in different parts of Afghanistan on the dates set for mobilization.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
NONE SPECIFIED


AUSTRALIA
MAKE POVERTY HISTORY

POLICY DEMANDS

AID - Australia should join other rich countries committing to a timetable for overseas aid as a
proportion of Gross National Income (GNI) of 0.5% by 2010 and 0.7% by 2015.

TRADE - Maintain pressure on rich countries, such as the US, EU and Japan, to significantly
reduce or eliminate agricultural subsidies.
     Stop pressuring developing countries to open their agricultural markets in ways that
        undermine their food security, rural development and the livelihoods of poor and
        vulnerable people. Support developing countries having the power to decide the pace
        and extent of trade liberalisation of their agricultural markets.
     Trade and investment rules that contribute to decent work, human rights and ending
        poverty worldwide.
     Recognise that trade and aids are inseparable.

DEBT - Multilateral institutions like the IMF, World Bank and regional banks should cancel all
debts that are preventing achievement of the MDGs. As a first step support the UK initiative to
cancel debts of 66 IDA countries.
     Australia should either cancel or swap debt (for MDG targeted programs) with bilateral,
        indebted by countries such as Indonesia, Philippines and Bangladesh, which are
        struggling to achieve MDGs

MoM ACTIVITES
Yes – 50 days of action, launching on October 1, going through to November 19

October 14 – Knock Out Poverty
October 16 – Stand Up
October 17 – Global White Band Day

November 16 – Make Poverty History Forum
November 17 – Make Poverty History Concert
November 18 – Make Poverty History Festival



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STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Key events will be held at Martin Place in Sydney, Federation Square in Melbourne, and in front
of Parliament House, Canberra. We will have Stand Up Comedians MC-ing, with speeches,
performances and celebrities.
Estimated Participants: +/- 25,000


BANGLADESH
People’s Forum on MDGs ( PFM)

POLICY DEMANDS
i) To take all necessary initiatives in order to achieve MDGs in Bangladesh by 2015
ii) Develop annual plan and project considering targets of MDGs
iii) Proper implementation of PRSP and other development projects like, PEDP II, PLCE, BNFE,
ROSC etc.** (** PRSP – Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper; PEDP II –Primary Education;
Development Project II; PLCE – Post Literacy and Continuing Education; BNFE- Bureau of Non-
Formal Education; ROSC- Reaching Out of School Children)

PFM as a member of International GCAP campaign demands from the international leaders and
multinational groups (World Bank, IMF, UN etc.) for Trade justice, Fair trade , debt cancellation,
quality aid and execute/ensure global partnership( provide 7% aid to the developing countries) .

MoM ACTIVITES
on 17 October 2006 on World Poverty Eradication Day, The Big Hearing will be organized with
slum dwellers, the local govt (Ward Commissioners/ public functionaries) and elected leaders for
highlighting urban poverty scenario which is increasing alarmingly and becoming a major issue in
Bangladesh. However, this will be followed by series of activities and campaigns targeting local
and national level public functionaries, media, youth groups, women’s movement and other
concerned groups.

PFM will produce posters, leaflets and white band to disseminate the MDGs /GCAP messages
across the Country.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Yes. PFM will organize a Human Chain on 15 October 2006 (Stand up against Poverty) with the
coordination and participations of Youth groups, PFM members, Student of Schools/ College and
University and others Coalitions/Networks at local and national level.
Estimated Participants: NOT STATED


INDONESIA
GCAP INDONESIA

MoM ACTIVITES
1. Regular meeting with Indonesian Delegation to WB/IMF Singapore;
2. Meeting with WB, IMF and ADB Representatives in Indonesia, 13 September 2006;

3. Journalist Workshop on WB/IMF, Kemang Hotel-Jakarta, 13-14 September 2006;
4. Youth Workshop on WB/IMF, Bandung-Yogya- Jakarta, 10-15 September 2006;
3. National and International Peoples Forum, Batam, 15-17 September 2006;
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JAPAN
Hottokenai Sekai no Mazushisa
(Don’t Let It Be: World Poverty)

POLICY DEMANDS
GCAP Japan and the national coalition will demand Japanese government to keep its promises
made in Gleneagles and establish a firm and sustainable partnership with CSOs in formulating
the national policies on international cooperation and aid especially for poverty reduction.

MoM ACTIVITES
See Stand Up Activities

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
We are joining “STAND UP” campaign with three tiers of activities, one of which is organized by
us, Hottokenai Sekai no Mazushisa, and supported by UNDP and other partners. Three tiers are;

1. A “STAND UP” event in Tokyo area organized by Hottokenai, which we expect to be attended
by around 300 people (details below).
2. Events and/or get-togethers organized by member organizations and local groups of
Hottokenai.
3. Actions by any individuals and/or groups, like families, lovers, friends for being counted in the
STAND UP.

The STAND UP Events by our member organisations and local groups in other areas
The local group in Hokkaido, Okayama, and Yamaguchi are organizing events.
CITYNET is calling upon schools in Yokohama to do STAND UP in the morning assemblies on
Monday of 16th.
Peaceboat is organizing STAND UP onboard the boat.

Estimated Participants: NOT STATED


NEPAL
Citizens' Campaign for Democracy and Social Transformation (CCDST) PEOPLE’S

POLICY DEMANDS
National government should:



violent conflict in the country

poverty eradication and public accountability


                              -poor and pro-people policies with their deliberation in the process
                                                                             with disabilities, dalits,
janajatis and other marginalized social groups in plans, policies and decisions

International organisations [World Bank, IMF, UN etc.] should ensure:

  Trade justice and/or free trade




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MoM ACTIVITES
We have set a number of activities from local to national levels, the coalition will organise
workshops, seminars and talk programmes at local level to explore the peoples suggestion for
policy change initiatives, poverty reduction strategy and effective process of restructuring of the
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state. On the culmination day of The Global Month of Mobilization (Oct 17 ) we will organize a
mass demonstration adorned with white band, whitecaps, white banners, posters and placards. It
will also prepare a citizens' charter based on the people's concerns and submit to the ministers
and parliamentarian asking to act on it

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Following activities are planned:


Estimated Participants: NOT STATED


PHILLIPINES

MoM ACTIVITES
1. August at the Central Bank Office in Manila. Important inputs included in the CSO paper
presented during the consultation were issues on national and global economic governance and
debt cancellation. Policy proposal from the Gordon Brown letter where we demand the increase
of Southern voices -- Asian and African -- in the decision-making process of the IMF-WB.

2. Public Forum on 8 September at the UP Balay Kalinaw. GCAP-Philippines and Freedom from
Debt Coalition will be sponsoring a public forum entitled the “IMF-WB: The Twin Towers of
Poverty, Debt and Domination.” This forum aims to raise the awareness of the GCAP members
and its network, especially delegates to the International Peoples Forum and the Poverty and
Debt Tribunal in Battam, Indonesia, on the issues emanating from the policies and practices of
the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund that have reinforced poverty and inequality
in the South.

3. Fax Action on 13 September. GCAP-Philippines Coordinating Committee members (this
means at least 5 Philippine based groups, including GCAP-Philippines) will fax IMFC Chair
Gordon Brown on the said date. The target time for the fax action is from 10am to 12nn.

4. Press Briefing for the Fax Action to the IMFC on September 13. A Press Briefing will also
happen to highlight policy positions of GCAP – Philippines and GCAP South East, North and
Central Asia regarding the IFIs. The fax action to the IMFC will be the photo stunt of the activity.

5. Photo Stunt on 14 September. A 100-person contingent from GCAP-Philippines will stage a
mobilization in front of the World Bank office. Gagged participants will dramatize the voiceless
people from the South in the decision-making process of the IMF-WB. A Summons will be hand
carried to the WB representatives notifying them that the WB along with the IMF will be charged
in a Poverty and Debt Tribunal. Highlighted in the summon are the two Philippine case studies,
one on debt and privatization of basic social services with focus on education and the other on
corporate debt bail-out, that will be presented in Battam.

6. GCAP-Phils. Participation in the Poverty and Debt Tribunal. FDC and E-Net are the witnesses
that will present the two case studies mentioned above.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
NOT SPECIFIED




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REPUBLIC OF CHINA
GCAP CHINA

POLICY DEMANDS
Government will offer enabling environment for NGOs’ development in China in terms of
registration, taxation and human resources

Government will work in partnership with CSOs in China for attaining the MDGs

Government will review its relevant policies in education, environment and HIV/AIDs so as to
make sure goals in those areas can be achieved on time

MoM ACTIVITES
PFM will distribute/disseminate materials to the mass and encourage them to raise their voice
against poverty.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Activities planned include: university mobilizations, press conferences, media interviews, MDG
forums.
Estimated Participants: NOT STATED


SINGAPORE
ONE (SINGAPORE)

POLICY DEMANDS
ONE (SINGAPORE) is committed to raising public awareness and taking concrete actions to
Make Poverty History.

We call on all governments to honour their commitments to fulfill the Millennium Development
Goals.

MoM ACTIVITES
YES

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Under Consideration
Estimated Participants:


SOUTH KOREA
Geegoochon Binggon Twechi Shimin Network
Korean NGOs' Network against Global Poverty

POLICY DEMANDS
1. Major increase of the quantity of ODA
2. Join as a full member of DAC, OECD by 2010
3. Implement the Paris Declaration for aid effectiveness
4. Strengthen the partnership with civil society in all aspects including policy-making,
implementation, evaluation, and development education
5. Priotize MDGs in ODA policy making and implementation

To Other Demands to WB, IMF, UN etc.:
1. Eradicate poverty, dramatically lessen inequality, and achieve the Millennium Development
Goals.



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2. Implement innovative international taxes and mechanisms for raising finance for development
which is additional to 0.7% ODA-obligations.

MoM ACTIVITES
October 2006 Lobbying the members of the National Assembly
During the National Assembly audit on the Administration in October, GCAP-Korea will lobby the
members of the National Assembly to push the Administration to provide increased and more
effective ODA.

October 16, 2006 Seminar on Korea’s ODA
Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice, a member or GCAP-Korea will hold a seminar on ODA,
which is also a launching event of the “ODA WATCH.” The presenters will assess the Korea’s
ODA and evaluate the contents and progress of the governmental ODA reform plan, which was
announced in last November.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
October 1 to 17, 2006 On-line “Stand Up against Poverty” campaign
GCAP-Korea will have the on-line “Stand Up against Poverty” campaign along with “DAUM”
internet portal site. We will count the number of people who participate in the stand up action. The
participants can send a petition to the politicians on the website.

October 17, 2006
GCAP Korea will organize the “Stand Up against Poverty” event at the Seoul City Hall Plaza.
Members of GCAP-Korea member organizations and citizens will make a huge human chain of
standing up people wearing white bands.

Estimated Participants: +/- 10 million


SRI LANKA
GCAP SRI LANKA

MoM ACTIVITES
1. 9 Provincial seminars island-wide for 100 NGO/Civil Society Leaders about GCAP & MDGS
One day workshop for Southern Province was held at Galle Town Hall on Aug.26, Wayamba
Province on Sep 21 at Kurunegala and North Western Province on Sep 22 at Talawa,
Anuradhapura

2. Stand up and MDG introductory luncheon meeting at the Parliament of Sri Lanka on Sep.12
hosted by the Hon. Speaker of the Parliament.

3. Stand-up promotional Society Leaders meeting (Sep 13 at SLIDA Auditorium, Malalasekera
Mawatha, Colombo), one day Youth Conference (Sep 13 at University Postgraduate Institute
Auditorium, Colombo) and promotional launch event with Media Conference. (13 Sep at BMICH,
Colombo)

.STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Standup events on 15 & 16 October , island-wide.
We have the organizing capacity and expecting to reach one million peoples participation at
Stand-up event in Sri Lanka. But we have a big problem of enough resources for publicity
materials and other coordination for such a large number
Estimated Participants: 1 million




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VIETNAM
GCAP Vietnam

POLICY DEMANDS
• Influence pro-poor policies and their effective implementation
• Raise awareness and mobilize public participation in poverty reduction
•Trade justice
• Promoting the implementation of the Decree on Grassroots Democracy
• Strengthening the budget transparency process
• Promoting the effective implementation of policies on children rights
• Speeding up promulgation and ensuring quality and enforcement of the Domestic Violence Law
and Gender Equality Law
• Encouraging Society’s engagement in anti-corruption dialogue and action

MoM ACTIVITES
The period from 16 September to 17 October 2006 will be the culminating month of action. Other
activities can be organized continuously both before and after this period. The symbol of GCAP is
the White Band. Some suggestions for a product to promote the GCAP campaign in Vietnam
include wristbands or armbands with a GCAP message on them.

Other possible activities include:
Production of newspaper articles, radio broadcasts, leaflets and posters, on-line/off-line forums,
white band dissemination, television debate programmes, a rally or concert with GCAP issues,
workshops/seminars, etc.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
We are still discussing and waiting for approval from the government on one of the options: A
rally or A concert with GCAP issues on 15th October (Sunday)
Estimated Participants: NOT STATED




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EUROPE

ARMENIA
GCAP National Armenian Coalition

POLICY DEMANDS

a) considering GCAP recommendations towards the main public policies’ (PRSP, MTEF and
State budget) mutual harmonization and adopting MDG localised indicators

b) health policy frameworks (National Law on Health and National Health Policy documents as
well as State budget) to incorporate the GCAP community-based primary health model to ensure
the quality and accessibility of essential health services at community level.

c) The MDG national framework should be adopted with clear strategies towards each of MDG

d) The state accountability/reporting methods and mechanisms should allow the transparency of
budget realization towards MDG

MoM ACTIVITES
A celebrity concert is planned for Sep 26, and a mobilization on Oct 17.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
NONE
Estimated Participants:


CZECH REPUBLIC
Cesko proti chudobe - Czechia against Poverty

POLICY DEMANDS
1. Establish a Development Agency to make development co-operation effective and transparent so that it
would really reflect priorities of developing countries and contribute to fulfillment of Millennium Development
Goals, not to support of the Czech export.
2. Increase the size of Czech Official Development Assistance in accordance with pledges of EU member
states up to 0, 7% of GNI till the year 2015.
3. Promote and push forward responsible solution and implementation of national programmes in recipient
countries to reach the Millennium Development Goals under democratic control and participation of civil
society.
4. Empower position of women in poor countries through Czech programmes of development co-operation.
5. Relieve the poorest countries of undue debts, which they have at rich countries, International Monetary
Fund and other creditors. Cancel all illegitimate debts, which originated without foreknowledge of its citizens
and were used against their interests.
6. Ensure fair and transparent rules of international trade, and their implementation in policies of
governments and international institutions in order not to advantage rich countries unilaterally.
7. Set up mandatory international rules to protect public services against such privatisation and liberalisation
that limits development.
8. Increase social responsibility of supranational companies in the area of human rights, environment
protection and local development.
9. Begin with significant and systematic reduction of emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse
gases in the Czech Republic – global climate changes may hit mostly the poor countries.

10. Stop subsidized export of European agricultural products below the costs of production expenses that is
harmful to farmers in developing countries.




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MoM ACTIVITES
Czechia Against Poverty will be culminating during September 15 – 16 2006, just before the
annual meetings of IFIs in Singapore, through street actions in more than 19 cities (the number is
increasing every day) all over the Czech Republic. White bands, information materials and
postcards will be available at information booths. The campaign representatives will be ready to
discuss various issues related to poverty in the world with passers-by.

The action days will culminate on Fridays night with a concert in Rieger´s park in Prague

There will be several seminars organized by the coalition members during the month of
mobilization.

- September 25: Seminar on MDGs.
- October 3: Ecological Footprint and Development Aid, public debate
- October 9: Seminar in Czech Senate on Trade and Development Coherence with political and
state administration representatives, NGOs and media.
- October 17 (tbc): Announcement of the Development Youth Prize, Czech Rep. succeeded by an
exhibition of the works created by the participants. Screening documentaries from developing
countries – mini festival at FAMU (Film and TV Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) + at other
various places (tbc).

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
We don’t plan any other massive public action aside to the action days September 15 – 16.


FINLAND
Tee Köyhyydestä Historiaa (Make Poverty History)

POLICY DEMANDS
    Public accountability
    Just governance and the fulfillment of human rights.
    Trade justice
    a major increase in the quantity and quality of aid and financing for development.
    Debt cancellation
    keep the millennium promises.

MoM ACTIVITES
Finnish Make Poverty History Coalition participates in the following activities before/during/after
the global month of mobilization:

3-6.Sept - Asia Europe People's Forum (AEPF).
During the conference Make Poverty History coalition will sell white bands and distribute flyers to
raise awareness about GCAP.

14-24. Sept - Helsinki International Film Festival:
The re-edit Click-video is running on the outside big screen during the whole festival period.
White bands and flyers will be distributed for the press to raise awareness about GCAP.

2-3.Oct The Finnish NGDO platform to the EU (KEHYS)
During the conference Make Poverty History coalition will sell white bands and distribute flyers to
raise awareness about GCAP.

17.Oct Global white band day:
NGO’s and student organizations around the Finland will undertake an array of actions to raise
awareness about GCAP.



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19.Oct Finnish Live Aid –concert II
Finnish musician’s will organize the second Live Aid –concert. During the conference Make
Poverty History coalition will sell white bands and distribute flyers to raise awareness about
GCAP. Also Click-video will be shown there.

24. Oct United Nations Day; UN Association of Finland celebrates United Nations Day.
During the day UNA will sell white bands and distribute flyers to raise awareness about GCAP.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Keep following our WebPages: www.makepovertyhistory.fi
Estimated Participants: NOT STATED


GEORGIA
Momavali Sigaribis Gareshe (Future Without Poverty)

POLICY DEMANDS
"Future Without Poverty" represents a union of NGOs, initiative groups and professional
associations that have come together to demand elimination of poverty and achievement of
Millennium Development Goals. Our goal is to activate citizens of Georgia in order to jointly
pressure Georgian government to end poverty.

MoM ACTIVITES
There are planned activities for the month of mobilization and for the white band day as well.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Alliance will try to hold “stand-up” event in four major cities in Georgia – Partners will hold
meetings and discuss the details starting Aug 25. As for today, plans are to mobilize at least 800-
1000 citizens in Zugdidi, Gori, Batumi and Kutaisi.
Estimated Participants: 800-1000


GERMANY
“Deine Stimme gegen Armut” (Your voice against Poverty)

POLICY DEMANDS
VENRO calls on the Federal Government to at last introduce the urgently required steps to
realise the MDGs.

The policy paper “Stand by your commitments”, drawn up in the framework of the campaign
“Deine Stimme gegen Armut”, puts the demands made by civil society in more precise terms. The
German NGOs call on the Federal Government to:
1. consider combating poverty as a human rights commitment;
2. boost the strategies of the developing countries to combat poverty;
3. reorient German development co-operation and raise its funds in accordance with the EU
commitment to attain the 0.7 percent goal;
4. enhance the effectiveness of German development cooperation and co-ordinate it more
effectively at international level;
5. campaign for the introduction of innovative financing instruments;
6. take effective steps against tax havens and international tax competition;
7. agree to urgently required, comprehensive debt relief and the setting up of an international
insolvency procedure;
8. realise more justice in world trade;
9. actively promote the democratisation of the system of “Global Governance”;
10. boost crisis prevention as a means of combating poverty;



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11. assume an internationally leading position in combating Aids;
12. step up its international efforts to prevent global climate change with a major negative impact.

MoM ACTIVITES
Yes. We will mobilise people to write to their Member of Parliament via an online tool on our
website and ask him/her to vote for an increase of development budget in the Federal Budget
2007.

On WBD (17th October) German NGOs will launch their activities for G8 summit 2007 on a press
conference in Berlin. The same day a serie of one-day-event starts dealing with G8-issues.

Further activities to be planned.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
We do not actively mobilise for this.



LUXEMBOURG
Action Bandeau Blanc (White Band Action)

POLICY DEMANDS
Keep the promise in the fight against poverty and fulfil your part in the MDGs.

MoM ACTIVITES
There will be mobilizations on:
15 September (environment fair in Luxembourg)
23 September for the international peace day,
8 October take part in a mobilisation against GMOs, and include etc.
17 October 2006 music festivals.

We are still trying to find out more about the agenda of the General Affairs and External Relations
council where EU trade, development and external affairs ministers will meet in Luxembourg. We
might do an action, but it depends on requests from European networks and manpower.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Will be taking part in ‘Stand Up’ on 15-16 October – details will follow
Estimated Participants: NOT STATED


MALTA
STOPoverty!

POLICY DEMANDS
Still to be decided

MoM ACTIVITES
Yes – more details to follow

We have been present during some festivals and events through White band selling and info
spreading.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
NOT PLANNED




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NETHERLANDS
Maak Het Waar (Make It Happen)

POLICY DEMANDS
In short: To use all possibilities to make the Millennium Development Goals happen.

MoM ACTIVITES
                                                       th
There will be some activities around World Food Day (16 Oct) – details to follow.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
NONE PLANNED


PORTUGAL
PobrezaZero (Zero Poverty)

POLICY DEMANDS
From the national government, essentially:
   1) More and better help;
   2) Cancellation of Debts;
   3) A fairer international commerce.

MoM ACTIVITES
YES – more details to follow

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Yes. It is difficult to know the exact number of persons that will be involved. But we are working
with the youth and in the municipalities.


SWEDEN
UTROTA FATTIGDOMEN NU (ERADICATE POVERTY NOW!)

POLICY DEMANDS
• Fair trade
• Debt cancellation
• More and better aid

Apart from the common demands it is up to each organisation to formulate more detailed
demands on their own, as long as it is in line with the platform.

MoM ACTIVITES
Yes, we will make an event on the 17th of October. But it is unlikely that we will do a lot of things
as a coalition during the month of mobilisation, even though there will probably be several
separate activities in relation to the WB/IMF meeting, EPA day, etc.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
No, unfortunately we have previously had problems in mobilising a lot of people.

UNITED KINGDOM
GCAP UK

POLICY DEMANDS
Keep your promises from 2005 – Trade, Debt, Aid & HIV.




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IFIs – Governance, demanding that the UK take the lead (particularly Gordon Brown as chair of
the IMFC) on governance reform in particular giving lower developed countries there rightful say.

And end to harmful conditionality – as a cross cutting theme across the aid, debt and trade
campaigns

MoM ACTIVITES
Launch event on 14th September led by Christian Aid – march on the Treasury ahead of the IFI
meetings. ‘The beat goes on’ trade justice messaging.

Global Month of Mobilization – number of events happening across the UK including ‘stand up’
activities in offices, schools and places of worship.

Event planned for the 17th October (White Band Day) plans still being finalised – but hoping to be
a Stand Up event in Covent Garden or some other central London location to draw attention to
World Poverty Day.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
The various Christian denominations are holding Stand Up World Record Attempts on 15th
October. There will be workplace and school involvement on 16th October.
Estimated Participants: can’t estimate numbers yet.




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LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

BRAZIL
Chamada Global para a Ação contra a Pobreza – Aliança pela Igualdade
(Global Call for Action Against Poverty – Together for Equality)

POLICY DEMANDS
From the Brazilian government, we demand greater transparency and participation in the
construction and execution of public policies, along with an increase in the spheres of
participation.

MoM ACTIVITES
Yes, we will participate during the Month of Mobilization with a national calendar that includes a
date before the 16th. This date is September 7th, when in Brazil a “Grito dos Excluídos” (“Shout
of the Excluded”) is organized by the Central for Popular Movements – CMP and by the
Movement of the Landless Rural Workers; between October 2nd and 8th, there will be the Youth
Journey, an event that has been articulated by CMP and whose focus is precisely our own target-
audience.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Yes, we will participate, especially on October 17th.
Estimated Participants: NOT STATED


CHILE
CONTRA LA DESIGUALDAD (Against Inequality)

POLICY DEMANDS
From the National Government, we demand the fulfillment of the commitments of the MDGs,
Monterrey Agreement and the Mechanisms for Financing of Development

MoM ACTIVITES
None planned during the month but on November 25 and 26, in the Chilean Social Forum,
activities of dissemination and debate.

An Indigenous National Forum “Indigenous People, Inequality and Poverty Eradication and Their
Rights” will also be organized. Date tbc.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Yes, through the following activities:
• Public launching in different regions of Chile of the preliminary proposals prepared by the
Working Group. These activities will take place in open and central spaces in the cities.
Mass Media to be invited.

• In the case of Indigenous populations, regional events will be organized as well as a National
Forum, which will be the opportunity for the Indigenous people to make their situation known at
national level.

Statements related to that day, as well as all global activities, will be disseminated.
Estimated Participants: NOT STATED




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PARAGUAY
Paraguay sin excusas contra la pobreza (No Excuses Against Poverty)

POLICY DEMANDS

Call to Joint Action
The campaign aims to confront official speeches and discourses regarding poverty reduction,
inequality and other issues, and aims to present concrete proposals for transformation.

Cancellation of Foreign Debt and no to conditionalities

Focus on Social Investment
To support the campaign “Let´s disarm the Budget” is aimed: it is a coalition of organizations
aimed to demilitarize Armed Forces because of their lack of function for the well being of the
country.

Monitoring of Public Policies
To monitor public policies with concrete actions in the fields of Health, Education and Eradication
of Poverty.

MoM ACTIVITES
We aim to mobilize ourselves to request social rights and Human Rights and the fulfillment of the
commitments of the Paraguayan Government, as well as in the White Band Day in 2006.

• Citizens express themselves supporting the demands regarding Social, Economic and Cultural
Rights, Human Rights and the Debt
• Coordination of event mobilizations among social organizations
• Support and organization of rallies, visibility of symbols (bands, buttons, etc)
• Organizations coordinate mobilization activities.
• Social, Economic and Cultural Rights in the political public agenda and debate of citizenship
and mass media.

In three key moments
                    – about foreign debt and national budget



STAND UP ACTIVITIES
NOT SPECIFIED



NORTH AMERICA
CANADA
Make Poverty History

POLICY DEMANDS
1. More and better aid
2. Trade justice
3. Cancel the Debt
4. End Child Poverty in Canada
5. Involve groups where poverty is predominant, such as Aboriginal People, women, minorities
and youth in the design and implementation of a domestic poverty reduction strategy.




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MoM ACTIVITES
Many events and actions planned for the Month of Action. We will be doing a media launch on
Sept. 15, hope to publish an ad in several newspapers with celebrity endorsers inviting people to
participate in the Stand Up action on Oct. 15.

And we will be organizing many demonstrations and events at constituency offices of Members of
Parliament in many local communities.

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
Yes. We will be sending an e-mail invitation to our 225,000 supporters asking them to organize
stand up events in their communities and we will be following up with an e-mail informing our
supporters of Stand Up events planned for their communities, urging them to participate. We are
redesigning our web site events page to enable people to post information on Stand Up and Oct.
17 events.
Estimated Participants: +/- 225,000




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MIDDLE EAST/ARAB REGION
JORDAN
GCAP JORDAN

POLICY DEMANDS
    Resources to be invested in poverty alleviation and solving unemployment
    Social, Economic and cultural rights implementation especially related to status of women
    Address debt issue and conditionality
    Stop privatization especially natural Resources and education and health
    Change taxation policy to support poor
    Support agricultural sector
    Adjust laws related to work, development, and equality
    Address the minimum wage issue
    Anti corruption campaign

MoM ACTIVITES
Seminars taking place during August
16 September - 17 october activities planned - TBC

STAND UP ACTIVITIES:
NOT CONFIRMED



PALESTINE
GCAP Palestine

On September 6, 2006, 6 years after the opening session of the United Nations Millennium Summit during
which world leaders adopted the “United Nations Millennium Declaration”, hundreds of unemployed workers
from all over the West Bank demonstrated in Ramallah and Al-Bireh in response to the call from the National
Coalition for the Global Call for Action against Poverty – Palestine, the Democracy and Workers’ Rights
Center in Palestine & the Unemployed Workers’ Committees Federation to Stand Up Against Poverty.

The demonstration, which marks the launch of the Palestine campaign ahead of the international
mobilization month, was preceded by an opening ceremony during which addresses were made by the
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas through his spokesman Mr. Saleh Rafat - General Secretary of
Feda, the Minister of Labor, Mr. Mohammed Barghouthi, a representative of the National and Islamic forces
and PLC member, Mr. Queis Abdel Karim, a representative of the Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center
and a representative of the Unemployed Workers’ Committees Federation, Mr. Mufid Hassan Abu Baker.

Because of the on-going Israeli military occupation and the lack of control over water, natural resources and
borders, Palestinians have not been able to engage in a development process. While other countries might
be progressing towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals since 2000, we have been
witnessing a serious setback due to the siege and closures, Apartheid Wall, occupation policies and military
operations of the Israeli Occupying Power and more recently due to the financial boycott of the Palestinian
Authority by Israel and most foreign donor countries.

Nowadays, seven Palestinian families out of ten are living under the poverty line - the poverty rate reached
65.8% during the second quarter of 2006- and there are 197,000 unemployed workers in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip. 49% have been unemployed for more than a year and 32% for more than 2 years. In the
absence of institutionalized protection from unemployment, the unemployed have no income at all while they
have little or no hope to find jobs. Moreover, the incapacity of the Palestinian Authority to pay the monthly
salaries of its 154,000 employees for the past 6 months has affected 51.6% of the Palestinian families.




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The demonstrators called for an immediate resumption of full financial assistance to the Palestinian
Authority and the Palestinian people and asked the Palestinian Authority to ensure their right to work and
protection from unemployment.

On Ramallah’s central square, they created a human chain to symbolize that we need to overcome our
differences and work together, people and national decision-makers, with the support of the international
community in order to fight poverty and unemployment in the Palestinian territories.


YEMEN
GCAP YEMEN

POLICY DEMANDS
    Enhance democratic processes and good governance
    Increasing unconditional support for development and poverty alleviation in poor
      countries
    Fair trade rules within the World Trade Organization
    Anti corruption and accountability and transperancy in giving credits and loans
    Enhance decentralization and participation of civil society and youth
    Equity in rights and responsibilities
    Enhancing stability, peace and security as basis for developmental process

MoM ACTIVITES
Activities planned – TBC

STAND UP ACTIVITIES
NOT CONFIRMED




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