Social Watch is an international network informed by national citizens’ groups aiming at following up the fulfilment of internationally agreed commitments on poverty eradication and equality. These national groups report, through the national Social Watch report, on the progress - or regression - towards these commitments and goals.
The Social Watch groups, organized on an ad hoc basis, have a focal point in each country that is responsible for promoting the initiative ; submitting a national report for the yearly publication ; undertaking lobbying initiatives before the national authorities to hold them accountable for the policies in place regarding the agreed commitments ; promoting a dialogue about the national social development priorities and developing an active inclusive strategy to bring other groups into the national group. The international secretariat of Social Watch is hosted by the Third World Institute in Montevideo, Uruguay.
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