. . . for with freedom come responsibilities. Nelson Mandela True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice. Martin Luther King, Jr. Whenever you are in doubt, recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man. Gandhi The world is for the public good, such is the Great Way. Confucius *

Theme: North-South relations

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Migrations

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¤ François Soulard ¤ 15 September 2016
“"The river that carries everything away is called violent, but no one calls violent the bed that oppresses it". - Bertold Brecht “It is not the earth that moves this time, it is we, migrants. The migrants, all those people going through the many forms of human mobility, we are a substantial part of the new world reality and also an emblematic expression of its contradictions and challenges”. Latin American letter from migrants Human migrations are surely the most compulsive transnational (...) read more

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¤ 18 December 2014
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Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Peace Building

A War Hiding Another War
¤ Germà Pelayo ¤ 10 December 2015
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The World March of Women Third International Action
¤ World March of Women ¤ 3 June 2013
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Persistent corruption in low-income countries requires global action
¤ Transparency International ¤ 26 September 2007
The gap between the perceptions of the levels of corruption in rich countries and poor countries is always so clear: this is what emerges from the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2007 published by Transparency International. Developed countries and developing countries must share the responsibility in reducing corruption by cutting off both the supply and the demand for corruption. The Corruption Perceptions Index 2007 analyses the perceptions of the level of corruption in the public (...) read more


Types of Goods and Producers

Fair Coop, the Earth cooperative for a fair economy
¤ Fair Coop ¤ 17 September 2014
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Rebuilding the Environmental Balance

For Climate Justice and a World Fit to Be Lived in
¤ Grupo Perú COP 20 ¤ 9 April 2014
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Raising International Climate Finance
¤ International Trade Union Confederation ¤ 19 December 2012
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Conference for Climate Change
¤ Youth Innovation Competition on Global Governance ¤ July 2007
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Document Database

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¤ European Report on Development (ERD) ¤ 5 June 2013
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¤ James A. Yunker ¤ 4 June 2013
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¤ Network of Spiritual Progressives ¤ 31 May 2013
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Environmental Governance and Managing the Earth

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¤ Arnaud Blin, Gustavo Marin ¤ 3 January 2011
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¤ Benedict Kingsbury, Nico Krisch, Richard B. Stewart ¤ 20 October 2010
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¤ Jean-Philippe Peemans ¤ 10 March 2008
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¤ Oxfam International ¤ November 2006
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¤ World Social Forum ¤ 17 January 2006
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¤ Hugo Ruiz Díaz ¤ June 2003
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