3rd Hales Worth United Charities International Conference on GLOBAL POVERTY, CONFLICT ERADICATION & ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT. THEME: Partnerships for Development - A Strategic Mechanism for Accelerated Progress towards the global Eradication of Poverty & Conflict. VENUE: America Square International Conference Centre London. DATE: 6th December to 15th December, 2009. Dear Invited Delegate, You are called to participate in this international multi-sectoral conference bringing together leading figures, Governments and Various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) from across the World to discuss and debate the possible ways and strategies through which the global fight against Poverty & Conflict can maximally be attained. THE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE EVENT ARE GIVEN AS FOLLOWS: * Reflection on the scale and manifestation of conflict & poverty around the World; * Practical evaluation of the impact and success eradication strategies; * Assessing the role of the International Humanitarian Agencies in coordinating International poverty eradication efforts; * Highlighting the role of governments, companies, NGOs and the civil societies in eradication of Conflict & poverty; * Considering the formation of partnerships among key stakeholders as a strategic approach to meeting International MDG targets as well as eradicating of Conflict & poverty; The Conference will also provide an opportunity for participants to share insights and experiences and to network with other colleagues from voluntary sectors, health, education, religious groups, governments, local authorities and other areas. It is also an opportunity to get direct access to loans and grants from participating Humanitarian Agencies. SPEAKERS: A comprehensive list of Speakers will be posted on our website in due course. However, the opening address will be given by Dr Kofi Annan (Former Chief, United Secretary General), and Professor Fiona Ads head, East and Southern Asia Resident Coordinator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Keynote Speakers include: Sir Michael Williams, Chief Medical Officer of England and Wales and Director of Health Improvement. Dr Read Mustafa, project co-ordinator, Campaign against Conflict & Violence. We also expect numerous Top Government officials, Scholars and Philanthropists from across the world to grace this event. PROPOSED AGENDA: * Child Development * Employment Provision * NGO Partnerships * Priority Public Health Issues * Social Exclusion * Women and Gender Equality * Economic Empowerment approaches * Youth and Women Empowerment * Refugees Control * HIV and AIDS * Globalization and Health Improvement * Global Harmony, Peace and Security * Ageing, Population and Volunteering Policies * Funding for NGOs * Agriculture and Poverty Eradication * Self Reliance through Skills Acquisition SIDE ATTRACTION: * Book Launching * Artistic and cultural activities * Exhibitions and Grants Approvals * Banquets, coffee break services * Musical and Cultural presentations * Presentation of Grant and Charity Awards to Participants * Humanitarian visits to selected Orphanages and Hospitals * Opportunities for informal networking and alliance building All plenaries and selected breakout sessions will have electronic interpretations in English, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Arabic, Portuguese and French. REGISTRATION/PARTICIPATION FEE: Registration is free. All invited delegates are advised to contact the Secretary of the Local Organizing Committee on the contact address supplied below for more information and Registration Forms. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Entrepreneurs, Businessmen, Industrialists, Economists, Politicians, Company Executives, Health Practitioners, Professionals in relevant fields, Lawyers, Psychologists, Women and Youth organizations, The Clergy, Religious groups, Social Development Groups, Government Officials, Donor Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, Voluntary and Social Workers. I CAN'T AFFORD THE TRAVEL COST-CAN YOU HELP? The Halesworth United Charities UK and our co-sponsors (Subsea7 (UK) Ltd London) have set up an Access Fund to support the travel expenses for all qualified participants. This will be on a first-come-first-serve policy as a result of the large number of delegates who are expected to attend this conference. More than 200 representatives from the NGO sector, development funding agencies, Religious Bodies, Government departments and research institutions are expected at this event. ACCOMMODATION/RESERVATIONS: All Intending Participants are required to book for Accommodation / Reservation at the designated Hotel. A proof of your Reservation qualifies you for participation. At this point we are providing for just 200 participants so certain logistic Provisions like Flight tickets, local transportation to the Venue of the Conference, Banquet, All meals and coffee break sessions will be taken care of by our Foundation. Final Beneficiaries of these logistic entitlements will be selected on a first-come-first processed basis and as a result of this, the sooner we receive your applications, the earlier we can process them. NB. Prospective Participants must apply in groups of 2-4 persons VISAS & LETTERS OF INVITATION: Special arrangements have been made by our foundation through our travel consultants for professional immigration assistance to be given to participants who will require a Visa into the United Kingdom. The Conference Organizers will arrange for the Letters of Invitation to be sent to appropriate Embassies as soon as we receive a Proof / Confirmation of Hotel Reservation via email. PRESENTATION PROPOSAL: Participants wishing to make speech presentations on topical issues during the conference are also encouraged to indicate their interests to enable us enlist them in the Programme Time table which is being drafted. You should submit a one page presentation Abstract and your Curriculum Vitae which should be less than 4 pages. For more Information and Registration Forms, please contact the Local Organizing Committee using the contact information given below:- Rev. Steve Bruce (PhD) Email: [log in to unmask] Tel: +4470-4571-4461 Secretary Local Organizing Committee We look forward to meeting you here in London. HALES WORTH UNITED CHARITIES Registered Office: HILL FARM PRIMES LANE, BLYFORD HALESWORTH SUFFOLK IP19 9JT, ENGLAND. Corporate Office: 558 OXFORD STREET MARYLEBONE LONDON W1C 1AP, ENGLAND. Tel: 009 4470 4571 4461 Fax: 009 4470 0594 2339 Email: [log in to unmask] Charity Reg no: 214509 === The Charity Operates in locations in England and Wales.