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Prabhat Kumar, the Director of an independent Centre for Governance in India and former Governor of Jharkand State, said today that ‘there is a palpable crisis of governance in many developing countries’. He was speaking at the 32nd annual Caux Conference for Business and Industry in Caux, Switzerland, on the theme ‘Globalization: closing the gaps’.

Jean-Daniel Gerber, the Swiss State Secretary for Economic Affairs tonight spoke of the ‘major challenge of poverty reduction’ and the urgent need for reforms in the rich world’s economies. He noted that the world’s development aid last year amounted to US$ 68.5 billion, while agricultural subsidies in the rich world came to US$ 300 billion, and military spending was at US$ 1,000 billion. It was urgent to give the developing countries better access to rich-world markets, and to accord debt relief, he said.

Jean-Daniel Gerber, the Swiss State Secretary for Economic Affairs tonight spoke of the ‘major challenge of poverty reduction’ and the urgent need for reforms in the rich world’s economies.

Ryuzaburo Kaku

Prabhat Kumar, the Director of an independent Centre for Governance in India and former Governor of Jharkand State, said today that ‘there is a palpable crisis of governance in many developing countries’.

Hope in the Cities (HIC), in co-operation with Liverpool Hope University College and Liverpool Community Spirit, a local multi-faith community partnership, gave a public presentation in The Methodist Community Centre in Toxteth on the potential of HIC ‘Honest Conversation’ Dialogues, as a ‘tool for community-building’.

Cornelio Sommaruga

A third Young Politicians Forum was held July 8-14, 2004, in Caux, Switzerland, in the framework of conference "Service, Responsibility, Leadership: enabling individuals and communities."

A third Young Politicians Forum was held 8-14 July 2004 in Caux, Switzerland, in the framework of conference ‘Service, Responsibility, Leadership: enabling individuals and communities’.

Many wars could be prevented. Those who cold-bloodedly start them carry a heavy responsibility. But can I claim to be ethical unless I try to understand the grievances which fuel hatred, and take steps to answer these grievances before they explode into violence?

Jan Egeland

Jan Egeland, United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs spoke yesterday of the two million people in acute need of assistance in the Darfur region on the frontier between Sudan and Chad, and of "our common cause – to work for a better world for those most vulnerable."

Bernard de Riedmatten and Cornelio Sommaruga

The Official day at the start of this summer’s Caux conferences was marked yesterday by the handing-over by Cornelio Sommaruga as President of the Swiss Foundation Caux – Initiatives of Change to his successor, Ambassador Bernard de Riedmatten.