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International Solidarity

Given the fact that “poverty (economically but also socially, culturally, …) is increasing throughout the world [1]” and that “ globalization increases the interdependence between human beings, the state and economies [2]”, international solidarity consists in taking into account the reality of these inequalities, in the understanding of the causes and in acting to fight against those inequalities.
Everyone can be involved: public authorities, territorial collectivity, companies, medias, labor unions, associations, … Every citizen is involved” [3].
In other words, “international solidarity is :
• A rational action aiming at creating changes in individual and collective behaviors
• A political action aiming at making international politics’ rules fairer
• A necessity for everyone as it is the condition for a fairer world ! [4]”.

Notes

[1“More than a trillion people live in hunger. A trillion of citizens in the world live in precarious settlements. At the same time, global wealth has been multiplied by 8 in the last 40 years. The total volume of trades of the 200 most important transnational companies is higher than the economy of 180 countries. The inequalities have never been so important between countries, and within every country, included in the states of the “North”.”

[2« The political and economic choices have social and environmental consequences at a local as well as global level ».

[3All quotes come from: The week of international solidarity, what is international solidarity?: http://www.lasemaine.org/osons/quest-ce-que-la-solidarite-internationale-pour-la-semaine (translation by Ritimo)

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