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Alternative to G20: The Global Solidarity Summit

AlternativgipfelAhead of the G20 summit in Hamburg, civil society organizations, scientists, activists and politicians gather for an alternative meeting, the Global Solidarity Summit in Hamburg on July 5 and 6, 2017. During 12 panel discussions and more than 70 workshops the organizers gathered scientists, activists and politicians from all over the world to analyze problems of the ruling policies, share alternatives and discuss strategies to realize a solidarity-oriented world. Global Policy Forum organizes two workshops.





June 26, 2017 | Global Policy Forum

Alternative to G20: The Global Solidarity Summit

The G20 represents around two thirds of the world population and generates roughly 85 percent of the globally aggregated gross national product (GNP). The group is thus no doubt more representative than the exclusive club of the G7/8. Nevertheless, critics regard the G20’s declaring itself the premier forum for international economic cooperation as problematic, particularly for the following reasons: lack of representativeness, lack of transparency, lack of civil society participation and no implementing capacities (see the report “Corporate influence in the G20” by Jens Martens).

Ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Civil Society Organizations, scientists, activists and politicians gather together for an alternative summit, the Global Solidarity Summit in Hamburg on July 5 and 6, 2017. During 12 panel discussions and more than 70 workshops the organizers gathered scientists, activists and politicians from all over the world to analyze problems of the ruling policies, share alternatives and discuss strategies to realize a solidarity-oriented world.

Inter alia, the following questions will be discussed during the Global Solidarity Summit:

  • How can we overcome poverty, exploitation, oppression, war and the destruction of nature?
  • How can we enforce social and democratic rights on a global scale?
  • How do we fight racism, misogyny, and homophobia?
  • How do we achieve a solidarity-oriented community that is based on cooperation and self-determination?
  • How does an economic system look like, that serves the people?

Here you can download the programe of the Global Solidarity Summit: http://solidarity-summit.org/en/global-solidarity-summit/

Website of the Global Solidarity Summit: http://solidarity-summit.org/en/

Workshops organized by Global Policy Forum:

Corporate influence in the G20 and other international policy fora
6 July 2017, 11:00-13:00 Kampnagel, room KX

Menschenrechte vor Profit! Warum wir globale Unternehmensregeln brauchen
6 July 2017, 15:00-17:00 Zinnschmelze, room 2

 

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