Archivo del Autor: Francine Mestrum

Antonio Guterres’s Hour

 There is a clear discomfort among international activists and commentators who follow the United Nations, as well as among former UN senior officials and special rapporteurs, with the organization’s growing irrelevance as the world is faced with increasingly complex global … Sigue leyendo

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Happy New Year!

The working group ‘For a New World Social Forum’ wants to wish all followers, friends and not so much friends, a very happy New Year, full of love and happiness, in good health and a strong willingness to fight for … Sigue leyendo

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The WSF: a global political subject?

Below you will find the most recent proposal that was submitted to the IC meeting of the WSF at December 4 2021. It was adopted and a working group was created. Than happened what always happens in the WSF: some … Sigue leyendo

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The IMF and Multilateralism

Interesting: the IMF’s view on post-pandemic multilateralism IMF Finance & Development (F&D) Magazine

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The World is Becoming More Authoritarian

The world is becoming more authoritarian as autocratic regimes become even more brazen in their repression. Many democratic governments are backsliding and are adopting authoritarian tactics by restricting free speech and weakening the rule of law, a trend exacerbated by … Sigue leyendo

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A Sustainable Climate is a Basic Human Right

by Tom Coffin One of the first statements in the 97-paragraph agreement at the end of the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP 26) acknowledges that nations have an obligation to respect human rights as they address global warming. Along with more … Sigue leyendo

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Discurso de Lula no Parlamento europeo

Unas lecciones sobre Brasil y sobre el mundo: Leia o discurso de Lula no Parlamento Europeu – Lula

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Discurso de Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador en el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU

Qué quiere decir ‘seguridad’? Discurso del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador en el Consejo de Seguridad de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas – AMLO (lopezobrador.org.mx)

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The feminist building blocks of a just, sustainable economy

Good and useful article by Jayathi Gosh: The feminist building-blocks of a just, sustainable economy – Future of social democracy | IPS Journal (ips-journal.eu)

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An Earth Constitution. Has its time come?

The world is a failed state. The people of Earth share risks and a common destiny without a governance system able to mute dangers and pursue ambitions. As global crises mount, the need for a supranational basis for policy and … Sigue leyendo

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