In this edition:

International development central pillar of U.S. Foreign Policy / Poverty in focus – The MDGs and beyond / Tribute to Avraham Lavine a major contributor to social welfare / NGO Statement to WHO on Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases / World Bank – Civil society engagement: Review of fiscal years 2007 to 2009 / An evaluation of progress toward the MDG one-Hunger target / UNRISD conferences and publications / 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development The Agenda