n°54 | August 2007

Global Education News is an electronic newsletter where national global education coordinators or practitioners can share global education news and best practices, useful thematic links and educational materials. It also serves as a medium for the North-South Centre global education network national coordinators' own use.

1.News from North-South Centre & the Global Education Week network

2.Other GE news

    . United Nations General Assembly Debate : Climate Change as a Global Challenge
    A two day debate on July 31 and August 1 featured scientists, business leaders and UN officials and member states who discussed national climate change strategies. On September 6 and 7, 2,000 NGOs will discuss climate change and its impacts on human well-being. …read more ...

    . Education: Africa, On the Fast Track for Progress

3.Useful links

4.Useful resources

5.Message in a bottle

6.Events

. European Citizen Action Service – ECAS : Debate on European Citizenship - 18 September 2007

7.Special Sustainable Development

    . World Social Forum 2008

    . MDGs just a step in the journey to development … more

    . Post G8: Global Call to Action against Poverty GCAP Germany does not remain quiet … more

    . Global Call for Action against Poverty mobilisation update : GCAP national coalitions are organising a large range of mobilisation activitiesin preparation for 17 October, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty … more

    . Call for renewed Global Partnership on MDGs : World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick joined global leaders in supporting a UK-led initiative to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the poorest countries by 2015 read more...

    . On July 16 and 17, a round table meeting of Ministers of Social Development from 19 countries took place in Paris during the 8th session of the Intergovernmental Council of the UNESCO programme on Management of Social Transformations MOST .
    During two days, Ministers from Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Malaysia, Montenegro, Morocco, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Lucia, Syria, Uganda and Venezuela took the floor to share their experiences of how linkages can be created between social science research and policy development in order to strengthen the capacity of governments to act effectively for the welfare of their citizens and social development in their countries … more

    . South-South cooperation can change prevailing perceptions - interview with Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, IPS

    . European Union promoting democratic globalisation - interview with Enrique Barón Crespo of the European Parliament - IPS

8.Campaigns