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BetterAid coordinating group member The International Trade Union Confederation has called on next month's UN Summit, which will review progress on the Millennium Development Goals, to endorse the financial transactions tax (FTT) to help fund development and growth.

The Third World Network has written an update of the negotiations on the outcome document for the high-level plenary meeting on the Millennium Development Goals that will take place at the UN headquarters in New York on 22-23 September.

A two day Capacity Building Workshop with the agenda of “Development Results: Engaging CSOs In Aid Effectiveness” was held at the CBCB Auditorium in Dhaka on August 7 and 8, 2010. The workshop was organized by Aid Accountability Group (AAG) and The Reality of Aid Network.

bon and The Reality of Aid have published a newsletter covering outcomes from country consultations with civil society on aid and development effectiveness in Latin America and Kyrgystan from January 2010 to July 2010. Also included is some information on upcoming consultations in Bangladesh.

New initiatives and actors have emerged in the aid context, throwing some interesting elements into the aid effectiveness discussion: South South Cooperation (SCC) offers the possibility of new and creative ways of development cooperation, looking outside of economics, and towards knowledge and capacity building.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) invited a diverse group of successful SSC actors from all over the world to highlight new dynamics and explore modalities of SSC in order to review and update UNFPA strategy on SSC.

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