Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  24 minutes
Date:  2000
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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The Summit

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The UN General Assembly meets to review progress on social justice worldwide.

Life - The Summit

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 the rich and the poor actually widened, while development assistance from the industrialized donor countries went into sharp decline.

In June 2000 heads of state held a special session of the UN General Assembly to review progress on the Social Summit. Government leaders gathered in Geneva -- the city where Jean Jacques Rousseau first conceived the idea of a 'social contract' -- for what was to become known as the 'Justice Summit.'

This program brings together some 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 and Social Affairs and Faith Innerarity from the Jamaican government delegation, as well as the heads of UN agencies from around the world.

'A scathing review of the feeble outcomes from high-profile international efforts to reduce global poverty.' Timothy McGettigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Southern Colorado

Citation

Main credits

Bradshaw, Steve (screenwriter)
Bradshaw, Steve (film director)
Bradshaw, Steve (narrator)
Haberer, Pierre (editor of moving image work)
Vallade, Sylvie (editor of moving image work)
Gawin, Luke (film producer)
Richards, Jenny (film producer)
Lamb, Robert (editor of moving image work)

Other credits

Editors, Pierre Haberer, Sylvie Vallade; music, The Definitive Break; series producer, Luke Gawin; executive producer, Jenny Richards; series editor, Robert Lamb.


Distributor credits

Television Trust for the Environment

Steve Bradshaw

Television Trust for the Environment
Steve Bradshaw
Series Editor: Robert Lamb
Executive Producer: Jenny Richards
Series Producer: Luke Gawin

Docuseek2 subjects

International Relations and Geopolitics
Globalization
Development
Human Rights
Economics
Economic Anthropology
Economic Geography
Sociology

Distributor subjects

Anthropology
Developing World
Economics
Geography
Global Issues
Globalization
History
Human Rights
Humanities
International Studies
Social Justice
Sociology
United Nations

Keywords

; "The Summit"; Bullfrog Films

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