The Summit (2000)

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The tenth programme in a thirty part series which tackles complex issues of globalisation and growing inequality. The 1995 Copenhagen Social Summit promised action on poverty, employment and social integration, pledging governments to deliver greater social justice to the world's six billion inhabitants. But in the five years since Copenhagen, the gap between rich and poor widened, while development assistance from the industrialised donor countries went into sharp decline. In June 2000, heads of state gathered in Geneva for what was to become known as the `Justice Summit'. This programme brings together some of the key players in the debate, from both developing and developed countries: Eveline Herfkens, Minister for Development Cooperation in the Dutch government, Nitan Desai, Under Secretary General for Economic & Social Affairs at the UN, and Faith Innerarity from the Jamaican government delegation, as well as the heads of UN agencies from around the world.

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