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The 2009 Social Forum 

The 2009 Social Forum took place from 31 August to 2 September 2009 in Conference room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva.

As requested by the Council in its resolution 10/29, entitled “The Social Forum”, the 2009 Social Forum will focus on:

(a)     Negative impacts of economic and financial crises on efforts to combat poverty;

(b)     National anti-poverty programmes: best practices of States in implementing social security programmes from a human rights perspective;

(c)     International assistance and cooperation in combating poverty.

In accordance with paragraph 7 of the above-mentioned resolution, the President of the Human Rights Council has appointed His Excellency Ambassador Andrej Logar, the Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, as the Chairperson-Rapporteur for the 2009 Social Forum.

The Council also requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to consult all relevant actors and to present a report E F R S C A as a background contribution for the dialogues and debates at the 2009 Social Forum.

The report of the Chairperson-Rapporteur on the work of the 2009 Social Forum – E F R S C A - was submitted for consideration by the Human Rights Council at its 13th session in March 2010.The report contains a summary of each panel discussion, as well conclusions and recommendations