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This can be a groundbreaking document urging that construction a good and inclusive globalization turn into a world precedence. Calling for an "urgent reconsider" of present guidelines and associations of worldwide governance, the file makes an attempt to damage the present deadlock via concentrating on the worries and aspirations of individuals and at the how one can higher harness the potential for globalization itself. This document was once compiled by way of the area fee at the Social Dimensions of Globalization, co-chaired by way of the Presidents of Finland and Tanzania, and whose contributors comprise a Nobel Economics Laureate, parliamentarians, social and financial specialists and representatives of commercial and multinational organizations, geared up labour, academia and civil society. This greatly consultant staff has positioned forth, via this record, the 1st systematic try and take care of social dimensions of globalization. between its prescriptions for attaining a good and inclusive globalization, the file proposes a sequence of coordinated measures throughout a large entrance to enhance governance and responsibility at either nationwide and foreign degrees. those comprise fairer ideas for overseas alternate, funding, finance and migration, which take account of all pursuits, rights and obligations; measures to advertise middle labour criteria and a minimal point of social defense within the international economic climate; and new efforts to mobilize foreign assets to elevate services and meet the Millennium improvement ambitions (MDGs).

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Another contributor to the Senegal dialogue said the impact on African business was an “unequal combat which would lead to certain death”. According to a leader from civil society, Africa needed to “develop a culture of resistance” to globalization in order to avoid being reduced to the status of a “beggar economy”. 82. Elsewhere, participants in the dialogue in Uganda recognized that globalization could lead to greater democracy, education and employment. As the regional dialogue made clear, whatever the impact of globalization on the continent, people did not believe that Africa could advance by isolating itself from the process.

The challenge now was how to put the emerging rights agenda into practice. 100. For many, globalization was not delivering on its promises, and particularly not delivering decent work. 5 “Workers can hardly trust the current model of globalization when they see every day a growth of the informal economy, a decline in social protection and the imposition of an authoritarian workplace culture”, said a trade union leader. But even in a country as successful as Costa Rica the participants in the dialogue felt that the majority of citizens, regardless of their income level or social status, perceived more threats than opportunities in globalization.

Whatever the negatives of the present model of globalization, it was recognized that globalization is a reality, that it is necessary to adjust policy priorities to deal with it (“the outside world can do without us; but we can’t do without it” ), and above all that answers can and must be found. A participant in the dialogue in Poland gave an analogy of a force which could be harnessed: “If globalization is a river, we must build dams to generate power”. A fair globalization: Creating opportunities for all Part II Page 15 Friday, April 16, 2004 2:44 PM 78.

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