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"Public Eye on Davos" Forum Moves to New York City

Dear friends,

International Conference "The Public Eye on Davos" in New York
From January 31 February 3 2002 at the United Nations Church Center (UN Plaza)

Parallel to the World Economic Forum annual meeting, "The Public Eye on DavosÒ was organizing for the third time an independent international conference with representatives from Southern and Northern countries in Davos, when the WEF shifted site to New York. Having already organized various panels, the core group of "The Public Eye on Davos" decided to transfer their conference to New York too.

The thematic focus is on the negative impacts of a one-sided economic globalization, and alternatives to the neoliberal model that are oriented around a socially just and environmentally sustainable development. The program* is divided into thematic blocks. Each block contains a short presentation followed by a moderated panel discussion in which the audience can participate.

Provisional Themes*:

Thursday, January 31, approx. 14Ð16 hours:

The social and environmental impacts of corporate globalization


- Erik Wesselius (Corporate Europe Observatory, Holland)

- Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Director, Tebtebba Foundation, Philippines)

- Yassine Fall (United Nations Development Fund for Women UNIFEM/UNDP, Senegal)

- John Passacantando (Director, Greenpeace US)

Friday, February 1, 10Ð12 hours

UN Conference Rio+10: corporate responsibility


- Tony Juniper (Vice-President, Friends of the Earth International, England)

- Greg Palast (Author and Journalist, USA)

- Asked: Michael Meacher (Environment Minister, England)

- Asked: Cynthia McKinney (Congress member, USA)

- Asked: Lord Meghnad Desai (Professor at the London School of Economics)

- Asked: Romina Picolotti (Executive Director des CEDHA - Center for Human Rights and the Environment)

Friday, February 1, 14Ð16 hours

Foreign Direct Investment: Blessing or Curse for the South?


- Marcelo Luca (Industry Ministry of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; World Social Forum, Porto Alegre)

- Yash Tandon (Director, International South Group Network, Zimbabwe)

- Clare Joy (World Development Movement, England)

- Christine Eberlein (Berne Declaration, Switzerland)

* The program may be subject to change

Updated details are available at http://www.publiceyeondavos.ch. At this occasion we would like to ask you to integrate this URL to your homepages and to inform us about your programs dedicated at the WEF. We will integrate your activities on our website too.

For questions and more information, please contact:

Carol Welch: +1 202 783 7400 ext. 237 or David Waskow + 1 202 783 7400 ex. 108 from Friends of the Earth US

Matthias Herfeldt, coordinator "The Public Eye on Davos", c/o Berne Declaration, Switzerland, publiceye@evb.ch, T: +41 1 277 70 06


Matthias Herfeldt

The Public Eye on Davos

Erklarung von Bern

++41 (0)1 277 70 06



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