31 AUGUST – 1 SEPTEMBER 2017, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
ACCELERATING INCLUSIVE GROWTH TO DELIVER THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
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We are not politicians. We are people – writers, researchers, artists, journalists, and public figures – who seek to support the revitalisation of the human rights project as an equal partnership between states, grassroots activists, and the international community. Ongoing and systematic human rights abuses by states, armies, and militia groups alike highlight the unfinished mission of enforcing accountability, which must be tackled both in terms of international jurisdiction and bottom-up empowerment. The latter approach must not be overlooked, and requires an approach to human rights grounded in culture, knowledge, education, and awareness.
We believe that the root of the present situation is the undue focus on public accounts and the lack of attention to the external accounts imbalances within the euro area. The gap between ever increasing surpluses of some Member States and the chronic deficits of others has widened unabatedly to the point that the economy has had to give.
The European Union has taken some positive measures, which have proven to be insufficient in scope and timing, but has otherwise reinforced its undue focus on public accounts. Unemployment rates in peripheral countries have skyrocketed and remain at unacceptable levels; imbalances persist and threaten to cause dire consequences for the future of the Euro and EMU. The unfolding political and social circumstances across Europe are leading to an increase in negative sentiments vis-à-vis the European construction ahead of the coming EP elections.
For those reasons, we strongly advocate a reform of the Euro, that is our mission.
Having presided the “Land Use and Food Policy Intergroup” (LUFPIG), having launched a small rural development sustainable experiment, “Cerca de Marquitabela”, being involved in a great number of actions for defending biodiversity, fighting for a conservationist fisheries policy and mainly launching the Transatlantic Conferences on Renewable Energies in 2006 in Terceira Island in the Azores – gathering politicians, academics and business people from all over the World – I thought of using this experience to start a consultancy on sustainable development.
In this context and with the support of the German Marshall Fund of the United States I produced a report on the future of the CAP
Founder and executive director of “South Asia Democratic Forum”; founder of the international co-operation association registered in Brussels ARCHumankind, “Alliance to Renew Co-operation among Humankind”, of the consultancy company on sustainable development registered in Brussels, Lessmeansmore, Land and Energy Sustainable Systems, Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the US in the first semester of 2010; team leader of a report commissioned by the US based NGO Committee to Study the Organization of Peace “A Green Ray over Iraq” presented to the UN in March 2010.
The European Report is a new political discussion programme that comes from the heart of Europe in the European Parliament that addresses issues concerning Europe and the Middle East.
South Asia Democratic Forum, SADF, is a non-profit organisation registered in Brussels created on February 3, 2011. SADF was formally inaugurated in the European Parliament on March 22, 2011 in the presence of several European Parliamentarians and the South Asian diplomatic community in Brussels.
Inspired by the aims and perspectives of the global initiative “Alliance to Renew Co-operation among Humankind”, ARCHumankind, SADF is a European initiative that was born as a dialogue platform on South Asia and its relations with the European Union. In 2012 SADF became a think tank, aimed at becoming the political reference for democracy and cooperation between the two regions.
ARCHumankind is member of South Asia Democratic Forum.
The Foundation of the Friends of Human Rights is actively engaged in improving the situation of the Iranian people is located and committed to defend human rights in Iran.