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Document Seeking clarity of vision and a change of heart
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Neoliberal paradigm
Document Special Session of the General Assembly on the Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and Further Initiatives («Geneva 2000»)
Located in Resources / / United Nation relations / Special sessions of the UN General Assembly
Document Report of the XLIII Meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Commission on International Affairs - Policy
Document Yaoundé declaration
A sub-regional seminar on "Debt in Central Africa" was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 10 to 12 January 2000. The seminar falls within the framework of the Accra, Lomé, Johannesburg and Lusaka meetings. It was jointly organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), the Federation of Protestant Churches and Missions of Cameroon (FEMEC) and the Ecumenical Service for Peace (SeP), Cameroon. Apart from nationals of Central African countries and Mauritius, the seminar equally saw the participation of resource persons from various organisations of the North and the South that advocate debt cancellation (Eurodad, Uganda Debt Network, Jubilee 2000 South Africa, Jubilee 2000 London Africa Initiative). There was a consensus on the following leading ideas: 1. The debt of poor countries should be completely cancelled! This is a main prerequisite for poverty and misery alleviation and for regaining their dignity; 2. The struggle for debt cancellation is a struggle for social justice. It aims to free the human person from the yoke of everlasting economic domination and slavery. The fight concerns all of us. All the components of civil society, without exclusion, should contribute to the fight; 3. Debt is not only an economic problem. It is a fundamentally moral and ethical problem which requires various solutions -political, legal and social.
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Finance, speculation, debt
Document Motorised Mobility, Climate Change and Globalisation
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document South-south summit declaration
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Finance, speculation, debt
Document WCC dossier on globalization and debt
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Finance, speculation, debt
Document Lusaka declaration
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Finance, speculation, debt
Document Tegucigalpa declaration
Declaration from a meeting with Latin American and Caribbean Jubilee 2000 coalitions (Honduras, January 1999).
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Finance, speculation, debt
Document The effects of globalization on culture in Africa in the eyes of an African woman
Economic growth without social and cultural justice cannot be our idea of development. It is imperative that development is measured in terms of the quality of human life, which can be reflected in, for example, better education, health and life expectancy for every single member of society. This is only possible if men and women are equally empowered, in theory and in practice. And the North has a crucial role to play in this process. Anything that falls short of restoring peoples' dignity, sense of identity, continuity and security should never be accepted. Africa needs to learn to respect the dissenting voice of its own people.
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Neoliberal paradigm