Nature of Work and Globalization of Social Rights
People-centered Global Governance: Making It Happen!
For a Legitimate, Efficient, and Democratic Global Governance
Nairobi World Parliamentary Forum Resolution
The State’s Legitimacy in Fragile Situations
Civil Society’s Impact on the Multilateral Sphere: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
A World Alliance against Social Apartheid
Allende Hoy (English version)
The Future of Democratic Sovereignty and Transnational Law
Foundations for Biocivilization
The World March of Women Third International Action
The Extraterritorial Scope of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Rethinking and Changing World Governance
What Europe does the world need?
Community-Engaged Research: a step forward
An Ecological Act: A Backgrounder to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)
The Emergence of Global Administrative Law
Regulating Transnational Companies: 46 Proposals
"Biocivilization" for the Sustainability of Life and of the Planet. Video on the Workshop
World Governance Index (WGI)
Map of the WGI
Earth System Governance - The Challenge for Social Science
Another Future Is Possible
Digital Publishing in Developing Countries
How to break out the system trap. A model to support conversations for a more strategic activism.
Global Governance and the Achievement of a Universal Civil Society
China Sustainable Development Strategy Report 2011. Greening the Economic Transformation
Governance of the World Banana Trade
World Governance of Civilian and Military Nuclear Energy
Rural Areas and World Governance
Dictionary of World Power
Territories: Paradigm Shifts That Need to Be Made for the Transition
The Challenge of Environmental Governance
Preparing Rio+20 at the Thematic Social Forum: A Historical Opportunity
Rediscovering Nelson Mandela for the Twenty-first Century
Governance for Sustainability
The proposals outlined in this Paper have twin aims. On the one hand, to place the eradication of extreme poverty at the heart of the political goals pursued by a renewed world governance. On the other hand, to recognize the participation of the poorest members of humanity in elaborating new principles or shaping future world governance as an essential condition in the success of the enterprise.
The Paper is based primarily on Xavier Godinot’s observations and proposals in his book Eradiquer la misère, démocratie, mondialisation et droits de l’homme (Eradicating Extreme Poverty: Democracy, Globalization and Human Rights). The book opens with monographs that trace the lives of four people living in four different continents and dealing with situations of extreme poverty. In the second part, the author examines the lessons to be learned from the people’s experiences and accounts in order to set out recommendations key to the respect of human rights for all, including the most fragile members of humanity, and to ensuring that the different stakeholders in our world assume their responsibilities by putting the priority on laying the foundations of harmonious coexistence.
After an initial phrase identifying the characteristics of extreme poverty and the way in which it violates the whole range of human rights, the Paper will attempt to provide an overview by describing the difficulties encountered by the bottom poor in a globalized world that has not yet found a way to ensure that all human beings can live with dignity. The final section will be given over to concrete proposals for bringing the bottom poor out of destitution and ensuring that the inestimable value of their experience is recognized and incorporated into the goals and decision-making processes necessary to implementing a world governance that seeks to construct a more human world.
François Philiponeau. Fonds de la phototèque d’ATD Quart Monde