Confirmed high-level attendees for the event include Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, UK Cabinet Minister Francis Maude and dozens of senior government ministers from around the world.
When Lula ended his term in office in 2010, 87 per cent of the people approved his performance as president, the highest approval rating in Brazilian history. In the public discourse, ‘the Lula Era’ and a phenomenon, Lulismo, have been named after him. Scholars generally agree that this is due to a distinctively successful combination of economic development and social policies and of growth with redistribution.
Representatives of the Netherlands speak of their visit to Inesc’s office, in Brasília, to see more of Inesc’s budget monitoring system. Displaying some of Inesc’s work, how their stay was, and what they saw in Brazil, on a short documentary.
About a thousand people, most of them on behalf of civil society organizations from all over the world, have signed so far a petition to warn the United Nations and its member states about the possibility that the outcome of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio2012), to be held in June, “severely threatens the rights of all people”.