End Poverty 2015 - Rome http://endpoverty2015.org/en/taxonomy/term/232/0 en Salil Shetty Speaks to “World Update” on BBC World Service Radio About G-7 Finance Ministers Meeting http://endpoverty2015.org/en/radio/resource/salil-shetty-speaks-%E2%80%9Cworld-update%E2%80%9D-bbc-world-service-radio-about-g-7-finance-ministers-meeting <p>February 13, 2009- In a live interview with World Update on February 13, 2009, the Director of the UN Millennium Campaign calls on G-7 finance ministers, meeting in Rome on February 13-14, to create a vulnerability fund for poor countries and reject protectionism, in order to address the global economic crisis.</p> Radio English economic crisis G-7 Rome World Update Fri, 13 Feb 2009 15:43:31 -0500 Miki 738 at http://endpoverty2015.org Millennium Campaign Opens European Regional Office in Rome http://endpoverty2015.org/en/europe/news/millennium-campaign-opens-european-regional-office-rome/07/feb/08 <p>Yesterday, the <a href="/">United Nations Millennium Campaign</a> celebrated the opening of the new European regional office in Rome with a press conference and a cocktail party attended by key Millennium Campaign partners. </p> <p>The successful opening event reinforced widespread support for the Millennium Campaign amongst the media, Civil Society Organizations, UN agencies, politicians and other significant Millennium Campaign Partners. </p> <p>At the opening press conference Marina Ponti, the Campaign's Deputy Director for Europe who will lead the European regional office, explained the role of the new European office and presented the European campaign strategy: "The MDGs are achievable. But Europe and Italy have to not only devote more resources to the fight against poverty but also improve the effectiveness of aid. The European governments will move only if European citizens exert pressure. Making that happen will be the mission of the European Campaign: to mobilize citizens so that the international commitment becomes a reality".</p> <p>Marina Ponti was joined by Eveline Herfkens, Mr James G. Butler, FAO Deputy General Director, and Patrizia Sentinelli, Italy's Deputy Minister of Development, Michele Candotti, General Director of WWF and Flavio Lotti, President of the Peace Round Table.</p> <p>The Vice Minister for Development, Ms Sentinelli, recognized the crucial role played by the Millennium Campaign in improving development policy in Italy and Europe. Ms Sentinelli also said she is confident that the new headquarters in Italy will increase the impact of the Campaign on European policy-makers.</p> <p> The cocktail which followed the press conference was attended by leading Italian partners including the Directors of RAI television, representatives from Grey advertising agency, and senior representatives from Oxfam International, WWF, Action Aid, Amnesty International, and Caritas International. </p> <p>Partners expressed their support for the opening of the European Office in Rome which many believe will facilitate a closer relationship between the European Millennium Campaign and national level NGOs and CSO campaigns. </p> <p>The cocktail event also provided an opportunity for the European Millennium Campaign to thank you European partners for their support of the Stand Up campaign and mobilization which takes place in October each year. <a href="http://www.endpoverty2015.org/about/people/eveline-herfkens">Eveline Herfkens</a> award <a href="http://standgainstpoverty.org">Stand Up</a> Certificates to key Italian partners who were instrumental in the mobilization of 750.000 people in Italy.</p> http://endpoverty2015.org/en/europe/news/millennium-campaign-opens-european-regional-office-rome/07/feb/08#comments Italy Europe civil society organizations Rome Thu, 07 Feb 2008 15:46:21 -0500 admin 197 at http://endpoverty2015.org