The Global Call to Action Against Poverty elected a new leadership at the end of its two day global assembly which brought together representatives from over 50 countries. Its task now is to turn the 173 million people who took part in last year’s anti-poverty mobilisations into real political influence.
GCAP’s three co-chairs will be Sylvia Boren (a former workers’ group member of the Global Council from Oxfam Netherlands and Education International); Marta Benavides of El Salvador and Amitabh Behar from India. They will find it hard to follow the act of Kumi Naidoo who has moved on to lead Greenpeace International.
Among the 18 Global Council members, Ghana TUC’s Seth Abloso is one of the African representatives, and there is a place yet to be filled by the ITUC.