People-centered Global Governance: Making It Happen!
Another System of International Relations
Globalization, Post-materialism and Threefolding
Global Civil Society: Shifting Powers in a Shifting World
The Water Manifesto for a New Global Contract
Small-scale Sustainable Farmers Are Cooling Down the Earth
From Westernization to Globalization. A Brief History of Chinese Modernity
Videos of the Governance and Ressentiment Seminar
Giving Africa Voice within Global Governance: Oral History, Human Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Council
Do Space and Action Have to Be Contradictory? Toward an Inclusive WSF Strategy
Retrieving and Valuing Other Ethical Pillars: The Concept of Buen Vivir*
Low-carbon Economy and Sustainable Development
Alterglobalization, a Long-term Process Leading to Alternatives
Rethinking Global Governance
Letter to our readers and to the Mandela World Liberation Front
Civil Society Politics Manifesto
Second Meeting of the China, Europe, and South America Dialog Group: Civil Societies Moving Forward for Change
An Open Letter to the Commoners and Co-operators of the World
Videos on the Seminar "What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?"
Cities for All
Towards a World Citizens Movement
Regulating Transnational Companies: 46 Proposals
Migrants spearhead an unprecedented political-cultural battle: to open new routes to the world
Rio+20: Failed Diplomacy, Feeble Democracy
New York summit is last chance to get consensus on climate before 2015 talks
World Charter of Free Media
Mobilize and organize to Stop and Prevent Planet Fever!
The FnWG was born a little more than seven years ago, led by Gustavo Marin, hailing from the FPH, and Arnaud Blin, a longtime partner. In April 2013, Jean Rossiaud joined the two coordinators. On May 1, 2015 Gustavo Marin left the FnWG for a well-deserved retirement. Currently, Jean Rossiaud (Geneva) and Arnaud Blin (New York) are managing it jointly.
A new phase of development will begin in July 2015. The forum is going to adopt a new name: World Democratic Forum (WDF), in order to strengthen the process of institutionalization of a global community, in the framework of a global governance that should be responsible, sustainable, and solidarity-based, thus democratic above all (from local to global, according to the subsidiarity principle).
The WDF will be organized as follows: In a first period, its headquarters will be located in Geneva with a secondary office in New York, in order to rely on transnational civil society (highly concentrated in Geneva), and to promote multilateralism. In the medium term, new offices in all continents will join this Geneva-New York pivotal axis, supporting the existing regional processes and building a decentralized network that will also be based on the social networks, a program of conferences, and Internet forums.
This transition from FnWG to WDF results also in a strategic bifurcation:
• A “think-tank” component that will highlight the FnWG publications in a new web site.
• A “do-tank” component that will stimulate its human network (over 40,000 contacts), by building concentric circles in order to articulate large networks towards an emerging movement, focusing especially in the contacts around the "Towards a world Citizens Movement" initiative, co-organized by the FnWG in the WSF in Tunis in March.
• An effort to enhance its original role as a forum devoted to world governance issues and to connect the two components, "think tank" and "do-tank".
Many Thanks to the FnWG & all the best to the WDF!