Peoples’ Global Summit

CoNGO joins the People’s Global Summit “Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind”

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Geneva, Switzerland | 29 June 2022 (CoNGO InfoNews) — The People’s Global Summit, ‘Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind’ starts today, June 29, Wednesday. The Summit will run 24 hours for four days, June 29 – July 2, online. Join here.

Liberato Bautista, the President of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) will be one of the keynote speakers, scheduled to talk on June 30, Thursday (at 17:30 UTC | 19:30 CEST |  13:30 EST). CoNGO members who are partners of the Summit include the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) which is on the CoNGO Board and led the planning of this Summit, Baha’i International Community (BIC), International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), International Council of Social Welfare (ICSW), and Public Services International (PSI). 

Here is the full press release on the Summit:

“During the Summit people will be able to share their experiences and stories in different ways. These will include presentations from people in communities, live panels, open mic rooms, indigenous-led sessions, storytelling, interviews, cultural expression along with workshops, academic presentations, and keynote addresses from political and civil society leaders. All live and video-presentations will have a chat section for your contributions and to interact with the presenters. This process will provide opportunities for co-building a new eco-social world, and generate security, safety and sustainability for this and future generations.

“The summit effectively acts as a people’s assembly that uniquely and proudly comprises differing world cultures and values, with a holistic vision that combines sustainability, social justice and ‘we the people’ working together for an eco-social world. It was initiated by 26 global diverse organizations and represents 100s of millions of people with roots in communities throughout the world. We share the perspective that the lofty pledges made by governments after the second world war – on peace, development and human rights – have not been realized. Inequalities and fractures have grown. Poverty sits alongside extreme wealth. Nature has been stripped, leading to climate warming and environmental destruction. Millions of people have been displaced as a result, adding to the millions more displaced by conflict and violence. The governments that made these commitments have prioritized competition over collaboration, sovereignty over solidarity. They have not yet served the people they represent.

“In the Summit all participants will contribute to The People’s Charter for an Eco-Social World. The process has already started by people and communities submitting their contributions on what values, policies and practices needed to be developed to give everyone and the planet safety and security. During the Summit, the Charter will be developed and drafted from everyone’s contributions. The partners have agreed that the Charter needs to be a living document and will be initially submitted to the world’s leaders as they gather at the 2022 United Nations High-Level Political Forum and General Assembly as an invitation to join us and call to action to work with us for our shared futures.

“This is one step on the journey of a continuing process for sustainability, justice and equality for all.”

The Peoples’ Global Summit | Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind

Join the people’s global summit by registering HERE 

Check the programme HERE.

The President of CoNGO–Liberato Bautista–is delivering one of the Keynote Speeches.

The people’s global summit is for everyone. It brings together individuals and communities, people of lived experiences, along with global organisations to co-build a combined global conversation on the creation of globally shared values for a new eco-social world that leaves no one behind.

The vision of this people’s global summit emerges from this pandemic, the climatic crisis, and the need to co-build a new eco-social world based on values that shape policies and practices to ensure sustainability and good quality life-cycles – not only for each human being but for each part of our eco-systems on which we all depend, leaving no one behind.

The people’s global summit provides spaces for individuals as well as for group representatives to advance their ideas and provide a platform for engagement across different cultures, diverse lived experiences, professional groups, and perspectives. All contributions will shape the Global Values Declaration for a new eco-social world that will be delivered to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum in July 2022 and will create a catalyst for further global action.

Live Opening Ceremony

The live opening ceremony will take place live on Wednesday 29 June, starting at 06:00 UTC.

The summit will be opened by Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, who has consistently highlighted the need for transformational change:

This will be followed by a keynote from Kumi Naidoo, a global civil society representative, human rights and environmental activist.

We will all have a task over the days of the summit. Together we will co-design and co-build a People’s Charter to drive forward a new eco-social world that leaves no one behind. In this opening session, we will outline how everyone can be heard and can contribute.

Keynote sessions

Read here about the 26 keynote sessions and the speakers, including:

* Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the UN

* Kumi Naidoo, Environmental and climate activist

* Richard Lochhead, Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work at the Scottish Government

* Tarcila Rivera. founder of the International Indigenous Women’s Forum

* Oliver Greenfield and Najma Mohamed, Green Economy Coalition

* Liberato C. Bautista, President of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations

* Representatives of Global Student Forum

Live Panels

You will be able to interact with 16 live panels from all around the world to help shape our shared futures.

Each panel session will be followed by a comments section where participants will be able to interact with the presenters, ask questions and make comments throughout the conference.

These discussions will contribute to the development of The People’s Charter  that will be initially submitted to the world’s leaders as they gather at the 2022 United Nations High-Level Political Forum and General Assembly as an invitation to join us and call to action to work with us for our shared futures.

Open Mic Session

During the Summit, there will Open Mic Sessions that will create the opportunity for all of the summit participants to make comments or reflections on what values, principles, policies and practices should be highlighted in this summit. The Open Mic Platform is text-only and participants can use online translation tools so everyone can express themselves to an international audience. We invite all summit participants to make their contributions at any of the 13 open mic sessions that will take place during the #PeoplesSummit from 29th June through to 2nd July.

Along with the other contributions, the partners of the summit will be closely watching and interacting with the Open Mic Sessions so all people´s comments will contribute to shaping the new eco-social agenda.

Registration and Fees

Register here now to have access to all the content and start preparing your participation! This is a barrier-free event, so all can participate, simply name the amount you want to pay:

Full Fee: 75 USD

Medium Fee: 50 USD

Low fee: 20 USD

Free participation possible