Global Policy Organizations G20 Press Conferences

Date: September 23, 2009, 8 AM to 5 PM
Location: Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 107 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA,
2nd Floor, Room: Symphony A
Washington, DC - The Network for Responsible Global Policy, a Citizens for Global Solutions project, is hosting a day of press conferences in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 23rd, the day before the G20 begins. Organizations covering a range of global policy issues relevant to the G-20 including development, green economy, human trafficking and genocide prevent will conduct press conferences during the day in a venue that is a very short walk from the G20 conference site (see link below for directions). A full schedule with information on the press conferences is below


Organizations Presenting* Speakers
8:00     am
9:00 am
Bread for the World David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World
Galen Carey, Director of Government Affairs, National Association of Evangelicals
Steve Colecchi, Director of the Office of International Justice and Peace, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Steve Gutow, President, Jewish Council on Public Affairs
Bernice Powell Jackson, North American President, World Council of Churches
Bill Shaw, former President, National Baptist Convention
10:00 am
Make Poverty History Canada

Amitabh Behar, Exec. Director, National Centre for Advocacy Studies (NCAS) and Asia Co-Convener, Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), India
Sharon Burrow, President, ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) and President, ACTU (Australian Council of Trade Unions).
Gorgui Sow, Coordinator, Africa Network Campaign on Education for All (ANCEFA) and board member, Global Campaign for Education,
Privilege Hang Andu, Program Officer, Debt and Public Resource Monitoring , Jubilee Zambia and Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection in Lusaka, Zambia.

11:00 am
Citizens for Global Solutions Don Kraus, CEO, Citizens for Global Solutions
12:00 pm
Social Watch Amitabh Behar, Executive Director of the National Centre for Advocacy Studies (NCAS), Pune, India, National Convener of the Wada Na Todo Abhiyaan (WNTA) anti-poverty campaign and Co-Convener of the National Social Watch Coalition (India)
Iara Pietricovsky de Oliveira, Member of the Colegio de Gestao (Governing Board) of the Instituto de Estudios Socieconomicos, Brasilia, Brasil, co-founder of the Articulacao Latinoamericana Cultura-Politica (Latin American Culture and Policy Alliance) and member of the Social Watch International Coordinating Committee
Tanya Dawkins, director of the Global-Local Links Project (Miami) and convener of Social Watch USA
Bhumika Muchhala, Policy Analist, Finance and Development Program, Third World Network
John Foster (moderator), policy analyst and member of Social Watch Canada
1:30 pm
The Project to End Human Trafficking and
Carlow University
 Dr. Mary Burke, Executive Director, Project to End Human Trafficking
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition,
Save Darfur Coalition
Rabbi Steve Gutow, Executive Director, Jewish Council for Public Affairs-Pittsburgh, PA.
David Rosenberg, Coordinator, Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition- Pittsburgh, PA.
Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Senior Fellow for Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings Institute- Washington, DC.
Sean P. Brooks, Policy Associate, Save Darfur Coalition- Washington, DC.
Suliman Giddo, Executive Director, Darfur Peace and Development Organization- Washington, DC
4:00 pm

*If you are interested, contact Abigail Long at (202) 546-3950 x105 or if you are interested. Please provide your press conference topic and who will be speaking.

The G-20 Summit will be held at the David Lawrence Convention Center. To get from our venue to the Convention Center click HERE for walking directions.

About the Network for Responsible Global Policy:

The Network for Responsible Global Policy is a project of Citizens for Global Solutions funded primarily by the Ford Foundation and the United Nations Foundation.  The Network seeks to bring together organizations and individuals who support responsible global engagement in an increasingly interdependent world. Its goal is establish networks in all fifty U.S. states to facilitate the coordination and education of individuals who work on a wide range of global policy issues including arms control, climate change, development, human rights, and peace and security. By making the bridge between issues, global policy oriented NGOs will dramatically increase the effectiveness of their supporters as advocates.

The views expressed by organizations and their representatives at various press conferences are their own and are not necessarily endorsed or supported by either the Network for Responsible Global Policy or Citizens for Global Solutions.

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