Opinion: Focus on... Global Week of Action

Created in 2003, it comprises NGOs in 80 countries campaigning to influence the G8 summit and the UK presidency of the EU.

- Postcards, e-mails and letter-writing campaigns will target IMF and World Bank offices, calling for an end to debt relief with strings attached

- UK supporters will gather in Whitehall on 15 April from 10pm to 8am

- Partner organisations in the UK aim to collect a million votes for trade justice

- Events abroad include football matches in Denmark, Germany and Kenya, and the sending of chickens to Parliament in Ghana and Senegal.

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