Call for Comments and Ideas
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Dear Friends of the Microcredit Summit Campaign,
On December 15, 1998, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted Resolution 53/197 declaring 2005 as the International Year of Microcredit. The resolution requests that the observance of the Year be a special occasion for giving impetus to microcredit programs throughout the world and invites Governments, the United Nations system, all concerned non- governmental organizations, other actors of civil society, the private sector, and the media to highlight and give enhanced recognition to the role of microcredit in the eradication of poverty.
The UN Division for Social Policy and Development is preparing a report for the Secretary General and is requesting suggestions on: a) What should be the major goals of the International Year of Microcredit, and b) What action-oriented activities and initiatives could be taken at the national, regional, and international levels in the preparation for, observance of, and follow-up to the Year.
The Microcredit Summit Campaign has met with leadership in the Division for Social Policy and Development and is preparing an official submission that will be discussed and approved at a face-to-face meeting of the Campaign Executive Committee on April 17.
Please review the suggestions below and send any changes or new ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 11, 2003.
Remember, all comments should be sent to email@example.com by March 11, 2003.