THIRD INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR
“REALITIES AND CHALLENGES OF THE PROCLAIM OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN AS ZONE OF PEACE”
April 27 – 29, 2020
Venue: “Raúl Roa García” Higher Institute of International Relations (ISRI), Calle Calzada No. 308 esquina a H, Vedado, Plaza, La Habana
The World Peace Council and the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples, with co-sponsorship of the Higher Institute of International Relations (ISRI), the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), the Peace, Justice and Dignity of the Peoples International Committee, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center (CMLK) call upon the peace organizations, social movements, civil society, researchers, professors and all interested people to debate on the strengths and the problems and challenges that affect the peace of the Latin American and Caribbean countries.
In this Seminar we intend to broach three large groups of themes:
- The offensive of USA imperialism in the political, economic, social and media spheres during the government of President Donald Trump, and its effects on Latin America and the Caribbean.
- The identification of the problems and difficulties that have been present in the last decade in the political forces that make up the left, which have originated the loss of political spaces in the region.
- The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promoted by the United Nations Organization is a natural tool of the left, and one of its purposes is the strengthening of world peace through the fulfillment of 17 Objectives and 169 Targets (consult the websites of the United Nations Organization https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/es/2015/09/la-asamblea-general-adopta-la-agenda-2030-para-el-desarrollo-sostenible/ and of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) https://www.cepal.org/es/temas/agenda-2030-desarrollo-sostenible).
The World Peace Council and the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples endorse the postulates of the “Proclaim of Latin America and the Caribbean as Zone of Peace”, a document approved by all the Heads of State or Government that attended the 2nd Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) held in Havana in January, 2014. The Proclaim and the 2030 Agenda have as common objective the existence and development of peace in all spheres: political, economic, social, environmental, and communicational.
The Seminar program will be structured on the basis of the papers received and approved, according to the three groups of themes proposed by the Organizing Committee.
The Seminar will work in plenary sessions and will have panels with participation of prestigious Cuban and foreign professors, researchers and specialists, as well as the valuable reports by representatives of social organizations, indigenous movements and individuals who may wish to inform their experiences and points of view on the proposed themes.
Other special addresses and master conferences by personalities of Cuba and other nations will also take place.
The official languages are: Spanish and English (the latter, personalized).
Forms of participation:
It will be possible to participate as lecturer or participant. The personal registration fee will be 200.00 CUP for Cuban nationals and 100.00 CUC (Cuban convertible currency) for foreigners. Payment will be made in cash to the Organizing Committee at the moment of registration. The registration fee will be paid on Monday, April 27, before the opening of the event, and will cover coffee and lunch during the three days of the Seminar, plus the program and other materials. A certificate of participation will be handed to the delegates at the termination of the event.
The persons interested in making their participation official and/or in presenting papers at the Seminar must write to the following e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The deadline or closing date of the call for registration and remittance of abstracts (up to 300 words) for the Seminar will be March 31, 2020.
The lecturers will have 15 minutes to present their works.
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