Around the World | Declarations

SAPSN People’s Summit Declaration for 2010

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More than 350 representatives of grassroots movements, community-based organizations, and faith based organizations, women’s organizations, labor, students, youth, economic justice and human rights networks and other social movements met in Windhoek, Namibia on 15-16 August at the sixth SADC People’s Summit organised by the Southern Africa Peoples’ Solidarity Network (SAPSN), supported by the local host organization NANGOF Trust. Click here for the Full Declaration .
 

APEX Organization Communique

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Please click here  for the Apex organizations Communique which was signed in March 2010.
 

Don’t sign EPAs say Geneva-based ambassadors

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Geneva Ambassadors from the East African Community have called on their governments to halt the signing of Economic Partnership Agreements because of unresolved issues.Read  the full correspondence.
 

Building a Movement for a Just World

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From June 18 to June 20 people from all over the world came to Toronto for the 2010 Peoples’ Summit to talk with and learn from one another in this time leading up to the G20 Summit. They came because they care passionately about vulnerable communities all over the world that are suffering from poverty, the climate crisis, violence and war. They want the leaders of the world, especially the developed world, to wake up to the reality of mass suffering and to address these issues in a meaningful way. It was a privilege to participate alongside these diverse and dedicated people. For more details on the People’s Summit click here to read the blog of the event. Find the declaration here .

Source: www.kairoscanada.org

 

Why we opppose the Copenhagen Accord

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While the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meet at their annual May/June intercessional meeting in Bonn, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), has put forward reasons why Africa opposes the Copenhagen Accord.  PACJA has voiced the un-transparent and undemocratic manner the Accord was established. It therefore takes the firm stance that Africa should neither accept replacement of the Kyoto Protocol nor its merger with a new agreement. Click here  for the document. In addition, read a summary of Africa’s science based position on climate change.

 

 

African Church Leaders’ Statement on Aid Effectiveness

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“We delegates of various Churches across the African continent under the auspices of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), met from 21 – 23 May 2008 to review the aid reform process as articulated in the Paris Declaration, at the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Ecumenical Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.”

Read the full statement .

 



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