September 25 to 30, La Havana, Cuba

Resistence & Alternatives to debt domination: Second South-South Summit and South-North Consultation

29 August 2005 by Jubilee South


Jubilee South calls on all organizations and movements to participate:

In order to consolidate the political and organizational gains made over these past five years, debate our platform and program and deepen alliance and a common framework for action with other movements, networks, and organizations from the South as well as the North.

The first South-South Summit, which gave birth to JUBILEE SOUTH, was held in 1999 in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. Since then, many advances have been made in the building of a movement rooted in the South that fights against debt domination and for the promotion of lasting alternatives of economic, social, and ecological justice.

This Second SOUTH-SOUTH SUMMIT will be the occasion for reviewing our platform and moving forward with the design of our program and plans of action, on the basis of the new developments which have taken place globally and which affect us dirctly in this region. Our proposal is thus:

— TO TAKE STOCK OF WHAT WE HAVE DONE GLOBALLY, REGIONALLY, AND NATIONALLY.

— TO ANALYZE PRESENT-DAY REALITIES THAT SERVE AS THE CONTEXT FOR OUR ACTION.

— TO EXCHANGE NATIONAL AND INTERREGIONAL EXPERIENCES.

— TO UNITE AROUND AND FURTHER DEVELOP OUR PROGRAM AS JUBILEE SOUTH FOR THE COMING PERIOD.

— TO FORGE CLOSER RELATIONS AMONG THE MOVEMENTS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND DEBT CAMPAIGNS THAT COMPRISE JUBILEE SOUTH AND INCORPORATE NEW ONES.

— TO STRENGTHEN EXISTING CAMPAIGNS AND INITIATIVES AND LAUNCH NEW ONES.

This Jubilee South Assembly will be complemented by the realization of the SOUTH-NORTH CONSULTATION ON DEBT II, to be held September 28 to 30th. Delegates to the II South-South Summit are expected to participate also in the Consultation, which will be an occasion for continuing our efforts as Jubilee South to contribute to the forging not only of greater unity withiin the South but also globally. The Consultation is thus co-convened by a representative groups of campaigns and organizations active in the North, the South, and/or globally on debt and related issues.


TENTATIVE PROGRAM:

SEPTEMBER 24
Arrival of delegates and guests.

SEPTEMBER 25
Regional meetings to finalize contributions on
evaluation and challenges.
Welcome.

SEPTEMBER 26
. Opening II South-South Summit and Jubilee South global
Assembly.
. Debt Domination, Globalization and Challenges for the Debt Movement.
. Global political and economic situation and trends; social movements and peoples’ struggles.
. Global and Regional developments on the debt front (Overview debt situation and crisis, creditors’ responses, emerging issues, peoples’struggles and responses, etc)

Jubilee South: Retrospective and challenges for our ongoing work globally and regionally.
Program Proposals 1 - Building the movement globally, regionally, and nationally/locally.
Exchanges with host organizations.

SEPTEMBER 27
Jubilee South: Program Proposals 2 - Campaignin on Illegitimacy of Debt: Overview, objectives and strategies. New situations and developments. Plenary presentations and debate and Commissions.

— Debt cancellation, repudiation, reparations, audits.
— Demands on the International Financial Institutions
— Debt and privatizations; Debt and free trade agreements
— Ecological debt
— Debt, gender, and women
— Debt, militarization, and war
— Debt, democracy and human rights

Jubilee South: Organization and coordination by regional groups.

SEPTEMBER 28
Feed-back and synthesis of revised program, strategies and plan of action. Formation of International Coordinating Committee and definition of tasks and responsibilites. Formation of work groups for specific campaigns and inititaitves. Final Declaration and Summit Resolutions.

Opening of the South-North Consultation on Debt: Taking stock and challenges for the Future. Special Tribute to 20 years of building Resistence and Alternatives to debt domination, with the presence of specially-invited guests and participants in the 1985 Debt Gatherings in Havana.

SEPTEMBER 29 y 30
Continuation of the South-North Consultation.

OCTOBER 1
Departure of delegates and other participants.


PARTICIPATION:

We look forward to the broad-based participation of delegates from the diverse organizations, campaigns, movements, and networks that comprise Jubilee South in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Representatives of other organizations who wish to join our action are also encouraged to participate. The regional secretariat of
Jubilee South/Americas will coordinate the participation of
organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean. For additional information, or to request a registration form, please consult us at www.jubileesouth.org/sp, or send a message to the secretariat at:
jubileosur at wamani.apc.org.

The deadline for registration is August 31.

JUBILEO SUR/AMÉRICAS
Secretariat:
Piedras 730, (1070) Bs. As., Argentina
T/F: +5411-4307-1867
jubileosur at wamani.apc.org
www.jubileesouth.org/sp




Translation(s)

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