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ECOSOC 2012 High-Level Segment

The United Nations Headquarters, New York
02 - 09 July, 2012



The 2012 High-Level Segment will include sessions on the Annual Ministerial Review (AMR). The theme for the AMR segment this year will focus on ┐Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels for achieving the MDGs┐.

The High-level Segment will be held on 2-9 July at the United Nations Headquarters in New York



The annual open call for submission of written statements and requests for oral statements for this event has finished on 6 April 2012.

Please note that registration is not required for this event. All NGOs in consultative status are welcome to attend provided that they have a valid UN Ground Pass. For information about requesting ground passes please click here.



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Date 02 - 09 July, 2012
Time
Location The United Nations Headquarters, New York
Organizer Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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by Tanchangya Kalyan Sanghstha in Bangladesh [NGO]
31 May 2014
WELL DONE

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by Arab African American Womens' Leadership Council Inc. [NGO]
25 Apr 2013
Big time for Media and the 2nd power in the USA. It is becoming a Must to speak about about violence, abuses, human trafis, gender inequalities through A Radio and especially TV who's effect is powerful and real to the world. International Association of Women in Radio and Television breaks TABOUS and give courage and freedom to defend the Rights of Women to equal human rights and less segregation or fanaticism. It is a tool that helps gender issues and may allow our generations to come to a better peaceful future with less discrimination and more peace.

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by International Association of Women in Radio and Television [NGO]
16 Nov 2012
International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT)

Some societies do not especially recognize violence against women as a crime apart from other violent crimes. For other societies there is not even recognition that this violence is even criminal. Female victims of rape often stand accused while the perpetrators are allowed to continue without punishment. The victim of abuse is often exhorted to return home to her abuser. The importance and unique position that all societies innately attach to violence against women is shown when this violence is used as an act of war to attack not only the women who actually experience the transgression, but also the entire society of which she is a part.

Governments of the world have committed themselves to advancing gender equality by working for the equality and recognition of the diversity of women by signing the Beijing Declaration. Along with the Declaration, the Beijing Platform of Action has done well at outlining steps needed to advance these goals. However, it has been 17 years since its inception and the commitment of Governments toward actively pursuing these goals is flagging. We propose that the missing element in the enforcement of the rights of women is the actual involvement of women in the securing of their rights. Governments are limited in what they can achieve without political pressure from the populace. To this end, we suggest focusing upon media to enlighten the population about the agreed tenets included within the declaration.

Media is the sector where ideas can be circulated and allow society to debate them. In many societies this has not happened with regard to gender equality and women, and their society, are still unfamiliar with the rights that their governments have agreed to in international forums. The reason for the lack of programs that also show a woman┐s perspective is the lack of women in both production roles and also in administration roles in media companies and institut

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by The African Youth Organization [NGO]
9 Aug 2012
CREATION OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Generally the creation of employment opportunities for the youth unavoidably is a global problem that must be solved. The youth may not be able to attain the weapon to destroy this ugly monster called employment if they are not empowered skillfully and financially. This can be carefully implemented through the invitation of all the unemployed youth in an African country communities if possible local govt. areas.
The statistic would be taken by accredited monitoring group set up by the coordinator of this project. Each African youth educational background would be known and written down in files. Their areas of interest would be noted, their contact addresses/ Telephone number would be taken, Age of Marital status noted amongst other Account the above statistic would be gathered to ensure a litchi- free classification s and assessment.
Further more: the organizer are to prepare / appoint and employ professionals locally or internationally to ensure that crafts and vocational centers are established at various center to undertake the training of the youth in all areas of the chosen careers, the available crafts could include tailoring & fashion-designing, barbing , hospitality concerns, vulcanizing, computing education, mechanical and electrical workshops, farming etc. Moreover, As soon as the training commences, the coordination would make sure that either small-scale or large scale industries are built with all the necessary machineries needed to absolve the skilful youth. Production would follow accordingly with the creation of available market to consume the products/goods produced at moderate/pockets-for decently price.

A large Accounting section would be set up for proper and transparent accountability of all the funds need and plunging back white the profit mange are taken care of accordingly. Proper monitoring of all the activities by the coordination through a special committee would be set up to make sum reality.

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by Umuada Igbo Nigeria [NGO]
23 Jun 2012
Over the years and in the stride to achieve the MDGs, lot has been done on the issues concerning productive capacity, employment and decent work k to eradicate poverty as well as achieve sustainable economy at all levels.
Many a times the issue on productive capacity, employment and descent work is traded as a high level discussion at the global level without the consideration of the people existing at the rural level where this is more needed. The International Community strives diligently to ensure that poverty is eradicated and there is sufficient decent work for adequate productively yet in the midst of the whole efforts the target group are ignored and are not provided with the opportunity to present their concerns. These concerns are practical concerns that if given the opportunity to be heard possible interventions could be obtained in achieving the MDGs for sustainable and equitable growth at all levels.
As various concerns and issues are deliberated at this meeting on promoting productive capacity, employment and descent work to eradicate poverty attention must be given to
i. Women , young women and girls Indigenous women , women living with HIV/AIDS, widows and those marginalized as a result of traditional and cultural practices and employment should be placed for the interest of the core needs of these women.
ii. There should be increase in domestic demand and female labor participation
iii. Creation of descent work and employment in the rural communities should be at heart of policies for sustainable growth and development successes
iv. Efforts should be geared to promote Women Dialogue among women groups and association at the grassroots to tackle high rate of women unemployment in various communities
In all social protection floors should build and strengthen measures to protect rural and less privileged groups from work place and economic growth violence on women and girls.
By International Rep UMUADA IGBO NIGERIA

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by Amis des Etrangers au Togo (A.D.E.T.) [NGO]
7 Jul 2012
The NGO ADET:Amis des Etrangers au Togo) is an organization against racism, racial discrimination so we are aggred yor view.


by Youth Bridge Foundation [NGO]
26 May 2012
by Youth Bridge Foundation www.youthbridgefoundation.net /www.aygconference.org

The Verein zur Forderung der Volkerverstandigung proposes interesting ideas. Ca you link up?

Our biggest worry in Africa is the continued youth marginalization in terms of participation and representation in finding solutions to African youth challenges. For instance in response to the peculiar issue of youth unemployment, the continent has developed a youth charter and introduced other policy initiatives to address the problem. But there is hardly any evidence of how far the continent has come with respect to concrete actions taken to address youth unemployment.

Again, the 17th AU Summit held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea under the theme: Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development, called on African governments to advance the youth agenda through elaborating policies and mechanisms for creating employment, technical/vocational education, ICT and agriculture. The ┐bridge of youth unemployment┐ remains un-mended.

Picking up the issue, the African Youth and Governance (AYG) Conference, Accra 2012 scheduled for August 8-10 will create the platform for policy dialogue with the youth in finding youth-driven solutions to unemployment in Africa. The theme ┐Partnerships for Job Creation: A Wheel for Transformational Governance┐ hints on the prime objective of partnerships and broader inclusiveness in Africa┐s development agenda where youth are recognized as key players.

This should take the AU 49th Anniversary theme further by suggesting that youth entrepreneurship can indeed boost Intra Africa Trade whilst fostering integration that shall be anchored on the youth.

The Conference is also opened to Non-African to attend a observers and share experiences. Visit www.aygconference.org to register and for more information.

Youth Bridge Foundation, is in ECOSOC Special Consultative Status

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by Verein zur Forderung der Volkerverstandigung [NGO]
6 Apr 2012
Assuming that in 2050 nine million people would all aspire to the level of prosperity achieved in OECD nations, the economy would need to grow 15 times the size of our current economy by 2050. This fact leads to a dilemma: growth may be unsustainable, but de-growth appears to be unstable too. First, this dilemma could be resolved by replacing the mechanistic view of economic by a "humanity-bound economy" exemplified in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and Sustainability in a global context. Second, what is needed are new business models less relying on core competence, but more on what is available to meet the basic needs of people. Coming global challenges ask for a shift from core business and economics of scale to multiple businesses concentrating on economies of scope. Third, another conventional response is to call for ┐decoupling┐ respectively ┐dematerialization┐: continuous growth has to be linked with decline of material throughput. Since our modern capitalistic economies are good at improving efficiency this seems an appealing approach. In changing methods and strategies of business into those compatible with nature an entirely new branch of industry can develop and a huge diversification of ┐green jobs┐ can be created, which will contribute to sustainable development and economic growth and furthermore push forward eradication of poverty. CSR could be used as an approach to stimulate sustainable patterns and to foster solid public-private partnerships, the possibilities of which have not been fully exploited yet. The relevant entry points are: first, to what extent business activities could be adapted to priorities of national or international development, and second, how governments could effectively assist and facilitate those business manners. Submitted by Society for the Advancement of Global Understanding (Verein zur F÷rderung der V÷lkerverstńndigung), Vienna/Austria

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by Humanitaires Sans FrontiŔres [NGO]
4 Jul 2013
C'est un trŔs bon commentaire

by Coastal Band of Chumash Nation [NGO]
18 Apr 2012
This is a very good start. We need factor in solutions for our Indigenous Peoples who have been dispossessed of lands. A vast majority of the problems we see today arise out of the destructive post-colonial concepts continuing the subordination of Indigenous.

by Verein zur Forderung der Volkerverstandigung [NGO]
6 Apr 2012
This is a very good comment



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