FES Youth Network's Discussion on Fair Globalization
Organised by FES Nepal
23 August 2013
Presentation by Santosh Pariyar
The globe is confronted with unprecedented
challenges today, including Climate change and environment degradation,
poverty and inequality, food and energy insecurity, financial
and economic crises.
Millions of people are at stake across the
globe today. One meek aspect of globalization is that individual
nations cannot sufficiently address these issues. Countries
have particular strengths and weakness, and all are pursuing
their own interests.
Therefore, global citizen must have global
solidarity to protect the right of them. In 2000, world leaders
agreed on an agenda to tackle world poverty.
Other crucial issues included fighting hunger,
improving primary school enrolment and reducing material mortality.
The Millennium Development Goals caught public
imagination internationally, but not all of them will actually
be achieved by the official deadline of the year 2015.
In recent months, the UN has been stimulating
international debate what should be the global development agenda
after that date.
A consensus seems to be emerging that more
matters need to be tackled than poverty- including decent jobs,
environment sustainability and equal rights for all of humankind.
And nevertheless, these salient issues may lead us up to our
today's theme, Fair Globalization.
FES Youth Network conducted its first discussion
on "Fair Globalization" on Friday 23rd of August 2013.
The discussion was based on experince of International Kassel
Summer School 2013 on "Ways to a Fair Globalization".
Dr. Annanda Aditya had chaired the programme.
Devraj Dahal, Head of FES Nepal and Erfried Adam, Senior Advisor
of FES Nepal were also there to share knowledge on Globalization.
There were 30 participants from different walks of life.
Santosh Pariyar has made 30 min Power Point
presentation on Fair globalization and started discussion putting
forward the discourse.
Dr. Ananda Aditya shared his idea on globalization
and was simplifying the process on local context.
Devraj Dahal tried to explore the relationship
of government apparatus on the process of globalization. He
clarified the roles and responsibilities of governance on the
process. Dr Adam also put forwarded his views and experience
on different perspectives of globalization while working at
the FES Office in Geneva.
He also touched upon the relationship between
local and global trend. His insightful sharing was mostly focused
on local process for fair globalization.
Participants were asking the questions on
impact of globalization at local level specially, in terms of
developing countries. Some even raised voice for Fair Globalization.
A participant from Bangladesh was criticizing the whole process
of globalization and he was citing the case of garment industries
Finally, the participants argued that we should
lobby for fair globalization for broader social and economic
justice local level. It can be achieved provided that we attune
our policies in line with national priorities rather than aligning
with the interestest of multinational corporations. Overall
the voice of fair globalization demands sharing a resources
and development for global humanity.