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SJS has circulated a note to all the Assistancy Coordinators of the Social Apostolate on the humanitarian tragedy in Darfur (Sudan). The note aims at informing the Coordinators about the situation and the steps that the Jesuit Refugee Service and the Social Justice Secretariat are taking on this issue, especially at the policy and advocacy level. The note has also been sent to Provincials for information. It is posted on SJS website and can be accessed at: http://www.sjweb.info/sjs/articles/darfurENG.htm.. On 29 June 2004, H.E. Mary Ann Glendon, President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and Head of the Delegation of the Holy See to the UN?s ECOSOC 2004 High Level Segment on Least Developed Countries, read a statement on ?Resource Mobilization and Enabling Environment for Poverty Eradication in the context of the implementation of the Program of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010″. The statement can be found at: http://www.holyseemission.org/29june2004.html ?We are all foreigners: no to xenophobia? is the theme of the Hemispheric Day on Migration Policies held in Quito on 26-27 July 2004 within the framework of the 1st Social Forum of the Americas. It has been organised by CSMM (Human Rights Information Centre ?Segundo Montes Mozo SJ?) and the Jesuit Migration Service ? Ecuador (SJM-Ecuador) in cooperation with a platform of civil society organisations engaged in migration related issues. For more information: [email protected] or [email protected] . Website of the FSA: http://www.forosocialamericas.org/ With negotiations at a critical stage and a draft Agreement on Agriculture hoped for by 9 July, an urgent appeal was issued last month by the Trade for People Campaign to support the role of developing countries in agricultural trade negotiations in the World trade Organisation (WTO), and to promote advocacy against marginalization of the interests of the poorer developing countries. Trade for People is a global campaign of the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), an ecumenical network for international cooperation in advocacy on HIV/AIDS and global trade. To learn more: http://www.e-alliance.ch/index.jsp