The renewal groups of the World Social Forum, in their preparatory work for the WSF Mexico 2022, note with dismay the outbreak of war in Ukraine.

We strongly oppose the use of force to resolve geopolitical and economic-financial conflicts. Without denying the reality of these conflicts, we note that armed force never benefits citizens but, on the contrary, causes them great suffering.

We call on all parties to return to the path of diplomacy and negotiation as the only way for all to live in peace and to address the real problems, such as poverty, inequality, pandemics and the climate crisis.

We call for the solidarity of all peoples to achieve global de-escalation and disarmament.

Group for the Renewal of the World Social Forum, Mexico

‘For a New World Social Forum’, international Renewal group ( )