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The UN’s Pact for the Future

The South Centre and the Transnational Institute organized on 11 April of 2024 in Geneva a pivotal dialogue on the expected outcomes of the forthcoming United Nations (UN) Summit of the Future. The dialogue was specifically designed to allow International Geneva to dissect and exchange ideas on the ongoing negotiation process towards the ‘Pact for the Future’.

The dialogue brought together representatives from developing countries, scholars, researchers, and civil society organisations (CSOs) in a collective effort to deliberate on the Summit’s objectives and the proposed outcome document.

SouthNews: Geneva Dialogue on the UN ‘Pact for the Future’ (mailchi.mp)

ILO: Towards a Renewed Social Contract

“The constant attention paid to wealth will cause the nation one day to be faced with
an immense mass of people hostile to its institutions, disdaining all that was once
held sacred and delivering itself into the hands of the most savage demagogues.”

Towards a renewed social contract. Report of the ILO Director-General | International Labour Organization

Trade Unions can defeat the Far Right

People who feel more empowered at work are less likely to agree with extreme-right arguments

Trade unions can defeat Europe’s far right – Democracy and society | IPS Journal (ips-journal.eu)

Can Democracy and Billionaires co-exist?

One person, one vote. The classic essence of democracy. But what if that one person happens to be a fabulously rich? Does that one person actually have just “one” vote? Can we have anything approaching democracy when some among us are sitting on fortunes grander than the rest of us can even imagine?

Can Democracy and Billionaires Coexist? – Inequality.org

Beware of the ‘little man’ sorcerers

European workers enjoy more social support than five years ago but the far right and strict austerity are looming threats.

European elections: beware the ‘little man’ sorcerers (socialeurope.eu)

HomeCare and domestic workers deserve better

A survey shows an alarming malaise in a sector heavily dominated by women and migrant workers.

Homecare and domestic workers deserve better (socialeurope.eu)

South Suffering due to policies of powerful nations

The World Bank expects the international economic slowdown to be at its worst in over four decades in 2024. This is mainly due to powerful Western nations’ contractionary macroeconomic and geopolitical policies.

South Suffering Due to Powerful Nations’ Policies | Inter Press Service (ipsnews.net)

What if … we banned billionaires?

At the beginning of 2024 it emerged that the top five richest men in the world had doubled their wealth since 2020. If this trend continues, the world could see its first trillionaire within a decade.

What if … we banned billionaires? | New Internationalist

EU: Social Dialogue is urgent!

EU instruments encouraging social dialogue and collective bargaining are very valuable—but not if employers can walk away.

Social dialogue: urgent to turn words into deeds (socialeurope.eu)

Between life and debt

This report highlights the depth of a crisis that is beyond debt. It is a development
and human crisis when government opts to service a creditor [rather] than
its citizens. The findings are clear, governments are working for creditors
and not people, this must change Join the movement for a fair economy
if Africa is to be a rule maker

j474500-media-report_aw_spreads.pdf (christianaid.org.uk)

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