The Steering Committee of the Coalition which supports the proposed DECADE will have its fourth meeting in Geneva, Switzerland 2-3 May 2010

This is the first time that the Steering Committee meets in Europe. Geneva, where the DECADE Initiative was launched on January 2008, is a strategic place because several UN agencies dealing with social issues (such as human rights, employment, health, refugees, international migrations) have their headquarters in that city, together with a significant number of Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Value-Based Organizations (VBOs) associated to the Coalition which supports the DECADE Initiative. Most of the UN member states have permanent missions to the international organizations based in that city.