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Globalizing the UN–for Kings and Ceos

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While the UN kicked off its Millennium Summit yesterday with kings, prime ministers, and presidents convened in the largest world meeting in history, a very different global summit convened across town.

Grassroots activists from all over the world met to map out their view of the world yesterday. The event entitled; “Globalization and the Role of the United Nations–Can the United Nations be Salvaged?” is one of several programs that The International Forum on Globalization has held in the past year. It was held to launch a new set of ideas for alternative economic models and institutions that give primacy to values favoring human welfare and the natural world over global corporate interests. Both our guest today, John Cavanagh and Vandana Shiva, were key speakers at yesterday’s event, “Globalization and the Role of the United Nations–Can the United Nations be Salvaged?”

Guests:

  • Dr. Vandana Shiva, is a well-known physicist, philosopher and ecofeminist. She is on the board of the International Forum on Globalization; she’s the director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, vice-president of the Third World Network. She is also the author of several books including Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply.
  • John Cavanagh, is also on the board of the International Forum on Globalization and he is the Director of the Institute for Policy Studies.

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