The GLOBAL Assembly of the Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debts CADTM—Tunis, April 2016

18 May 2016 by William Gaviria Ocampo

60 delegates from 29 organisations in 19 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia met in Tunis from 26 to 30 April 2016 to set out our course of action and organisation for the next two years.

The National Union of Bank Employees, NUBE (UNEB La Unión Nacional de Empleados Bancarios) and the National Federation of Colombian Bank Unions (la Federación Nacional de Sindicatos Bancarios Colombianos FENASIBANCOL), as well as a number of academic, political, ecclesiastical and grass roots organisations and unions from Colombia joined CADTM.

During the Assembly decisions were made and important agreements reached regarding the organisation and mobilisation of countries that are victims of disproportionate illegitimate debt. Some of the most significant of these decisions are the following:

• 1- support and widespread backing of organisations and movements campaigning for a Citizens’ Audit of the public debt, or for citizens’ supervisory committees of budgets and public assets
• 2- to encourage and promote women’s participation in popular organisational processes, and to raise organisations’ awareness of gender equity Equity The capital put into an enterprise by the shareholders. Not to be confused with ’hard capital’ or ’unsecured debt’. and parity within executive bodies.

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William Gaviria Ocampo

Analyste économique et professeur d’université, membre du Secrétariat des affaires économiques de la Fédération nationale des syndicats bancaires colombiens “Fenasibancol”, membre, en Colombie, de l’équipe de coordination de la Plate-forme pour l’audit citoyen de la dette publique et membre du CADTM.


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