Representative : Nadia Gianoli, Christoph Stueckelberger

Public Consultation: Principles of Equality and Inequality

by Nadia Gianoli

Launch of a global consultation on the Globethics.net draft ‘Declaration on Principles of Equality and Inequality for a Sustainable Economy’ that was discussed at the Global Ethics Forum 2014, in Bangalore India. Send your comments before the 30 September 2014.

The Global Ethics Forum 2014 Conference in Bangalore, India, focused on the challenge of inequality against the background of global economic, financial, environmental, political and leadership crises. At the conference Globethics.net presented the Principles on Equality and Inequality for a Sustainable Economy. The conference participants agreed that the Principles shall undergo further revision based on the inputs collected at the conference and during an open public consultation following the conference. The finalized Principles will be presented in a final declaration and submitted to the United Nations and other institutions by the end of 2014.

This is the first draft declaration of the Principles on Equality and Inequality for a Sustainable Economy proposed by Globethics.net, which has been elaborated and endorsed in plenary sessions and eleven workgroups by the participants of the Global Ethics Forum 2014 Conference. The document is available for comments and input from the general public during a three months public consultation period starting on 30 May 2014 and ending on 30 September 2014.

We encourage you to read through the draft document and to share with us your comments on the text, as well as to provide your suggestions on specific actions that you and your organisation are committed to take in support of the declaration and for its dissemination and uptake worldwide.

Written comments and input on the declaration should be sent to consultation @ globethics.net . Please provide your full name and contact information in order for your input to be eligible for the document review.

Globethics.net will take into account the comments collected during the public consultation and will finalise the declaration for submission to the United Nations Development Group and its Advisory Group on Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda (responsible for the UN Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda that took place from September 2012 to January 2013) and for dissemination through the Globethics.net +100,000 members network and through its partners’ networks.

For more information, documents and video please visit http://www.globethics.net/web/gef/public-consultation

Published on: 30 June 2014
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