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Workshop at virtual WSF ‘Social Justice’ – please register


lo invitamos a unirse al seminario web Zoom.
Cuándo: 28 ene. 2021 08:00 a. m. Ciudad de México, 2 pm UTC
Tema: Panel Justicia Social: principio y objetivo de la transformacion social, en FSM2021

Please register here:

Luego de la inscripción, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información para unirse al seminario web.

You will receive the direct link to the meeting once registered.

Social Justice at virtual WSF

Social Justice at virtual WSF

Social Justice at WSF: Programme of Central Conference






28 enero 2021 8 am to 11 am hora de Mexico/ 3 pm a 6 pm hora de Bruselas/ 2 pm a 5 pm UCT

Cada panel tendrá dos rondas de intervenciones – 8-10 minutos para cada panelista… luego preguntas del público y luego 3-5 minutos finales de cada panelista … en el límite de una hora por panel… la idea es apuntar elementos para una agenda de transformaciones en la perspectiva de las convergencias de formulaciones y luchas a desarrollar en 2021 – organizar las preguntas claves y alinear las respuestas hasta ahora identificadas.

Moderadores: Francine Mestrum y Kamal Lahbib Lees verder

Concept note for WSF Social Justice Major conference

In three languages: Eng/Esp/French






Social protection, social security, social commons, poverty reduction, basic income … many proposals have been put on the agenda in recent decades, throughout the world, for inclusion and to improve people’s living conditions. Whichever solution we choose, for progressive social movements, the goal must be the universal application, for all, of social rights: health, food, education, housing, decent work, social protection throughout the lifetime. In other words, a society and a policy that puts social justice as one of its central axes, as a constituent element of the pact between citizens and between citizens and the state. As a moral, ethical, political and legal basis to regulate the production and distribution of wealth, in a manner consistent with the universal principles and values ​​of social and environmental justice. Lees verder

Social Justice: Principle and Objective of SocialTransformation

Time runs fast! This year, 2021, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the World Social Forum!

Started in 2001 in Porto Alegre, this gathering of progressive social movements and NGOs has become the meeting place for discussing our alternatives, for looking at the past with its neoliberal policies, at the present with its even worse austerity policies and at the future where we hope some or all of our alternatives can become reality.

For social justice, the COVID crisis has a silver lining: however bad the situation may be, there is no one anymore to deny the urgent necessity of universal social protection, with health care and income guarantees.

But also the inextricable link with the necessity for clean water and air to breathe! Never before has the link between social justice and environmental justice been so crystal clear!

These are the points that we will be discuss at the World Social Forum! Global Social Justice organizes the major panel of the thematic space for social justice, together with our friends from the World Social Forum on Health and Social Security.

This panel will take place on January 28, at 3 pm Brussels time, till 6 pm Brussels time (2 to 5 pm UCT). We have invited important personalities, such as Olivier De Schutter, Riccardo Petrella, Aminata Traoré, Armando de Negri, Isabel Ortiz, Ayuba Wabba and several others.

Do not miss this opportunity!

If you are interested in other topics, do look at the programme at or join the different activities at

More details about our activities will be published on this website:

Our ac tivities will have simultaneous interpretation in three languages: English, Spanish and French.

And yes, I should have mentioned before: COVID does oblige us to organise everything online. But the results of all the different activities will be discussed all along 2021 so that we can meet for real beginning of 2022, most probably in México.

Francine Mestrum


Re-defining the agenda for social justice – our new book!

Re-define the Agenda for Social Justice:

Re-defining social justice – flyer.pdf


Cooperation instead of confrontation

Excellent contribution of the South Center for the start of a New Year!

The world faces many challenges besides the current coronavirus pandemic, including hunger, environmental destruction, climate change, the proliferation of nuclear weapons and rising inequality. Global cooperation is necessary to address these challenges and, in some areas, the global community is responding to them. Calls to form a coalition against a particular country, such as from the United States towards China, divert attention from the problems the world is facing and hamper progress in addressing these global challenges. History taught us that the best way to resolve our differences and to move forward is through dialogue and cooperation, not confrontation.

To access the document directly, go to this webpage:

Happy Christmas and New Year!

UNGA Resolution on Global health and foreign policy: strengthening health system resilience through affordable health care for all

On 14 December, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on “Global health and foreign policy: strengthening health system resilience through affordable health care for all”, A/RES/75/130. The resolution was adopted by vote, 181-1-0, in contrast to previous resolutions on the topic adopted yearly by consensus based on proposals by the core group of the Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative.

The draft resolution A/75/L.41 was presented by Brazil, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, France, Indonesia, Mali, Mongolia, Norway, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and Viet Nam. Informal consultations were led by Indonesia.

The resolution reflects consensus on a number of issues. One core issue is the need for continued leadership, multilateral commitment and collaboration to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution also calls for urgent support to fund and close the funding gap for the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator and its mechanisms, such as the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility, and to support equitable distribution of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines, and further explore innovative financing mechanisms aimed at ensuring continuity and strengthening of essential health services. The resolution also notes the need for all States parties to fully implement and comply with the International Health Regulations (2005) which requires adequate capacity of all countries to prevent, detect, assess, notify and respond to public health threats, and support research and development, to prevent and control emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases that pose a risk to global public health.  It also calls upon Member States to strengthen the resilience of their health systems as an integral part of their preparedness for health emergencies. Lees verder

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