NGOs Talk, Governments Listen

Sanjay Suri Sep 6, 2005 | Inter Press Service (IPS) TF! Editorial Comment: The Helsinki Process was envisioned as a way to promote inclusive and equitable globalisation through dialogue and partnership, between governments, civil society and the private sector. These and similar efforts implicitly recognize the three types of power contending to shape globalization and global development today, namely--political, cultural and economic. In the article below, the focus is on the Helsinki Conference 2005 which hopes to move the process forward.