Upcoming Global Events Listing
June 23 - 28

World Peace Forum 2006. Vancouver, BC Canada.

An international gathering of individuals, groups and civic governments from cities and communities to envision a living culture of peace and sustainability in our lifetimes. The success of this event depends on all of us. We can work together in the journey to peace!


Global Events Listing Archive
02 - 07 Jan 2002

Asian Social Forum.  Hyderabad, India. (

21-24 Aug IFOAM Organic World Congress: “Cultivating Communities”. Victoria, BC/Canada. (
26 Aug - 04 Sep 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD or Rio + 10). Johannesburg, South Africa. (
31 Aug - 04 Sep 2nd European People’s Global Action Conference. Leiden, Netherlands. (
29 Aug - 01 Sep Festival of the Free Word. Gothenburg, Sweden
15 - 17 Sep World Economic Forum Summit. Salzburg, Austria. (
20 - 24 Sep ASEM 4 People Asia Europe People’s Forum Copenhagen Denmark ( (

27-29 Sep

Quebec Social Forum. Quebec, Canada. (
28 Sep - 04 Oct Mobilization for Global Justice. Washington, DC. ( (
30 Sep - 01 Oct Governance and Sustainability - New Challenges for the State, business and civil society. Berlin. (
11 - 14 Oct Columbia Social Forum.  Bogota, Columbia. (
13 - 16 Oct Civil Society and the Democratisation of Global Governance. Montreal, Canada.  (
18 - 20 Oct Bioneers Annual Conference. San Rafael, CA, USA. (
26 Oct Stop the War on Iraq Before it Starts. Washington DC, San Francisco, USA (
27 Oct - 1 Nov Stop the FTAA - Another America is Possible. Quito, Ecuador. (
07 - 10 Nov European Social Forum. Florence, Italy. ( (
15 - 16 Nov 2002 Social Movements Meeting in Preparation for the 5th Ministerial
of the World Trade Organization/Cancun 2002. Mexico City (
23 - 28 Jan 2003

World Social Forum. Porto Alegre, Brazil. (

19 Feb


Organised by the CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment (CUTS-CITEE), the symposium will consider research results from a project on comparative competition regimes in seven developing countries (the "7-Up" project). The symposium will focus on three questions: how does competition policy
and law help the poor?; what type of competition law should a country have?; and how do developing countries deal with cross border issues? The International Network of Civil Society on Competition (INCSOC) will also be launched at thus event. The purpose of this network will be to promote and maintain a healthy competition culture amongst various stakeholders – especially between civil society and interested organizations. For further information contact Anjali Bansal, tel: +91.141.220 7482; email:; or visit

19-21 Feb


This international workshop for NGOs, farmers and church groups will analyse the draft agricultural text being negotiated under the WTO. The focus of the analysis will be on food dumping, food security and rural development, market volatility, and the right to food. For further information please contact EED (Church Development Service) at tel: +49-30-20355-225; email:


27-28 March,


The meeting is organised with the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). For further information contact Chantal Line Carpentier, tel: +1 514 350-4336; email:; or visit

28 Mar - 5 Apr


This event is being organised by the 21st Century Trust. It will look
at the changing nature of NGOs and the role they are playing in
conjunction with governments, intergovernmental organisations, and
corporations. For further information, visit:

12 April

STOP WAR ON IRAQ: NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION IN USA AND INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION.  Washington DC and San Francisco USA, other locations throughout world

Organized by International ANSWER and dozens of other anti-war groups. An International day of action against the U.S. war on Iraq. Protests are also scheduled for Brazil, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, South Korea, England, Italy, the Philippines, Sweden and Germany.,

2-4 May


A conference presented by CUNY Graduate Center & the NY Open Center. This conference will focus on reaffirming values such as human rights, sustainability, renewable energies, diversity, ecological consciousness, and participatory democracy, and on further extending life‑serving, sustainable alternatives that are in harmony with a healthy, multicultural, and socially positive world view. The event will feature panel discussions, strategy sessions, and resource materials from many organizations.

27-30 May


Sponsored by the Cuban Association of Agricultural and Forestory Technicians (ACTAF). This Fifth Conference on Organic Agriculture will focus on the evaluation of ecological agriculture in transforming rural areas in order to guarantee not only current but also future food security. The event will also be an opportunity for the interchange of experience and knowledge, not only among farmers, researchers, and academic professionals, but also among agricultural policy makers in our countries.

16-18 June


The WTO is hosting a public symposium on the challenges being faced by WTO Members, in anticipation of the September Ministerial meeting in Cancún, Mexico. The symposium will feature an opening plenary followed by work sessions on key subjects being negotiated in the Doha Round. Topics include trade and development, issues related to agriculture, trade in services and trade and environment. In addition, time will be set aside for governments, parliamentarians and civil society to organise their own events during the symposium on issues of their choice. For further information, please visit:

4-7 Sept 2003

The Water of Life: Peril & Promise in the 21st Century. The 3rd Annual Century of the Environment Conference. Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York

Robert Kennedy, Jr. - Ralph Nader - Vandana Shiva - Winona LaDuke
Satish Kumar - Anita Roddick - John Todd - Tony Clarke - Maude
Barlow - Kirkpatrick Sale - David Rothenberg - Susan Witt.
For the last two years, Omega Institute and Resurgence magazine have joined together to create powerful and positive conferences directly addressing the Earths environmental situation. The United Nations has proclaimed the year 2003 as the International Year of Freshwater, encouraging governments, businesses, and activists to increase awarenessof the vital importance of sustainable freshwater management, protection, and use. To this end, Omega and Resurgence magazine are presenting this 3-day event with an emphasis on finding hopeful and creative solutions to the worlds freshwater crisis. For more information:  800-944-1001,

10-12 Sept

International Fair Trade Fair. Cancún, Mexico

While thousands will gather this September in Cancún, Mexico, to debate and write the rules for global trade, a series of events will take place showcasing an alternative, sustainable model of trade that is thriving, despite global economic policies that threaten the livelihoods of small producers. The symposium will enable policy makers, businesses, NGOs and consumers to find ways to work together to support these successful economic models that sustain the livelihoods of small farmers, artisans and workers, while preserving culture and the environment. The events are being organized by an international steering committee comprised of Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Comercio Justo México, Equiterre, Oxfam International and Gerster Consulting.

10-14 Sept

World Trade Organization 5th Ministerial Meeting. Cancun, Mexico

Ministers of the WTO will meet in the eastern Mexican city of Cancun to review progress on the Doha round of trade negotiations. Already organizations and social movements in Mexico as well as around the world are mobilizing for it. For updates on WTO events and activities, check out the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy's online calendar.

11-14 Sept


At this conference, discussions will attempt to tie together the workers movement and globalisation in policies, organisation and culture. For further information on this event, please go to: or contact Berthold Unfried at:

28 Sep - 19 Oct


A three-week residential course examining the psychological, geo-political aspects of the "new" war, its connection to globalisation and the identification of non-violent alternatives. Deadline for applying: 15 June 2003.

29 Sep - 4 Oct

Sustainable Resources 2003. Boulder, Colorado.

The world is becoming a place in which human populations are more crowded..., in the next two decades, almost 2 billion additional people are expected to populate the Earth...It is estimated that 95% of that growth will take place in "developing" or "under-developed" countries... Sustainable Resources 2003 will provide a new platform of exchange where poverty issues faced by the developing world can be addressed globally and solved locally. The overall technical program of the conference is designed around the Millennium Development Goals selected by the United Nations on September 18, 2000. Sustainable Resources 2003 will provide unique opportunities for non-profits, NGOs, donors, funding agencies, humanitarian organizations, educators, engineers, business people, volunteers, students, and representatives of developing communities to meet, learn from each other, network, discuss new approaches for outreach, and create new partnerships.

17-19 Oct

BIONEERS CONFERENCE. San Rafael, California

For thirteen years, The Bioneers Conference in San Francisco has been the preeminent gathering of visionaries with practical solutions for restoring the Earth. Thousands gather from around the globe for this unique cross-cultural conference of "biological pioneers" – innovators who peer into the heart of nature to create strategies for ecological and social restoration. For more info visit:

30 - 31 Oct

. Berlin, Germany.

This conference, hosted by Ecologic, will provide an opportunity to take stock of the negotiations of the September WTO Ministerial meeting in Cancún, Mexico. The conference, which will bring together over one hundred researchers, policymakers, and NGO representatives, is part of the European Union-funded "Concerned Action on Trade and Environment" network. Paper submissions are currently being accepted. For more information, please visit: To submit a paper, send an email to:

8-9 Nov

Green Festival. San Francisco, California

The Green Festival, co-produced by Global Exchange and Co-op America, brings together green enterprises, environmental groups, leading thinkers on the green economy, and thousands of attendees for a two-day party with a very serious objective: strenghtening the locally controlled, green economy and expanding popular support for policies aimed at sustainability and social justice. The first annual Green Festival last November at the San Francisco Concourse attracted 13,000 enthusiastic attendees who had a chance to see, hear, taste, touch and smell the green economy.

19 - 21Nov

Civil Society Mobilization to Stop FTAA. Miama, Florida, USA

FTAA Call to Action. In November, trade ministers from around the Americas will gather in Miami for talks on the Free Trade Areas of the Americas. Join thousands of people in Miami, around the US and throughout the Americas on November 19-22nd, 2003 to say: Yes to trade policies that reduce poverty; Yes to trade policies that create living wage jobs and protect workers’ rights; Yes to democratic and transparent trade negotiations that include broad-based citizen consultation and participation; Yes to trade policies that protect environmental and public interest laws and regulations; Yes to trade policies that support family farmers and food security; Yes to trade policies that enable countries to invest in sustainable development policies; and No to the FTAA!

7-13 Dec

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Geneva, Switzerland

Hosted by the United Nations (UN), the upcoming World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) will provide an opportunity for a broad range of stakeholders to discuss issues raised by the emergence and current development of the Information Society. For more information check out :

16-21 Jan

World Social Forum 2004. Mumbai, India

The World Social Forum is not an organisation, not a united front platform, but "…an open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and inter-linking for effective action, by groups and movements of civil society that are opposed to neo- liberalism and to domination of the world by capital and any form of imperialism, and are committed to building a society centred on the human person".

21-25 March

CIVICUS World Assembly:  Acting together for a just world. Gaborone, Botswana

The World Assembly is a primary venue for civil society and other stakeholders to exchange information about their achievements and challenges.  Hundreds of citizen groups and CIVICUS members will explore options to enhance citizen engagement in decision-making at all levels of governance, as well as examine issues of social and economic justice in a globalised world. Through learning exchanges and plenary sessions, participants will look at ways to strengthen the governance and legitimacy of civil society organisations and defend the rights of civic association. For more information about the World Assembly, go to or email

13-18 June The Alchemy of Democracy: Restoring Soul to Culture. Pacific Grove, California, USA.

The Alchemy of Democracy describes a process of civic engagement, a transformed polis, a community of active citizens who care about each other and are committed to relating in a conscious, constructive, and responsible manner. The greatest hindrances to Democracy are not terrorism, a despotic ruler, or controlling special interests - they are apathy, hopelessness, and cynicism. These powerful myths keep believers wrapped in cocoons of complacency, consumption and complaints. The alchemy of democracy is a process that transforms an atrophied polis into a vibrant community of active citizens.

25-27 June

Local Currencies in the 21st Century. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

In today's global economy our national currencies tend to flow where money is concentrated, rather than where money is scarce. As money is centralized, so is the productive economy­-the part of the economy that produces real wealth.  Manufacturing locations are chosen based on access to cheap labor and technology rather than out of ecological and
humanitarian considerations.  This trend has undermined regional economies and created economic, social, and environmental imbalances throughout the world.  It is a trend that cannot be reversed by electoral politics or street demonstrations.  Change must happen at a local level aided by the implementation of local and complementary currencies. E. F. Schumacher Society, 140 Jug End Road, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230 USA
(413) 528-1737;

11-14 July

Contesting Citizenship and Civil Society in a Divided World - International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) Sixth International Conference. Toronto, Canada.

There is a paradox in this. On the one hand we have, as never before, a unipolar world dominated by a single global power. On the other we have dissent, violent conflict, and enormous divisions of privilege and power. We also have many wealthy nations that are not engaging actively to provide alternative leadership. What are the implications of these forces, for citizenship, for identity, for the work of the Third Sector?

September 27 – October 5

Sustainable Resources: Solutions to World Poverty 2004 Conference. Boulder, Colorado.

The event brings together some of the world’s foremost experts to facilitate partnerships and collaboration to find multidisciplinary solutions to world poverty. Its goals include accomplishing the UN's Millennium goals of eradicating extreme poverty, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability and developing a global partnership for development. Speakers and conference topics address topics as diverse as renewable energy, education, ecotourism and ideas of sustainable peace.

15-17 October

European Social Forum in London. London, U.K.

The European Social Forum is a unique opportunity where social movements, trade unions, NGOs, refugees, peace and anti-imperialist groups, anti-racist movements, environmental movements, networks of the excluded and community campaigns from Europe and the world can come together to discuss how to achieve global social justice for all and debate ways of making another world possible.

15–17 October

Bioneers Annual Conference: Declarations of Interdependence. San Rafael, California.

The annual Bioneers conference is known as a hub for finding practical solutions for restoring the Earth—and people. Drawing from a thriving network of visionary innovators, Bioneers seeks to work with nature to heal nature. The conference will pursue ideas of interdependence founded in natural principles of diversity, kinship, community, cooperation, and reciprocity. Dialogue, workshops and speakers address topic ranging from science to spirit, art to engineering, local to global issues, academic to grass roots movements, farm to city concerns, and business to public service.

20-24 October

Agroenviron 2004 Conference. Udine, Italy.

Role Of Multi-Purpose Agriculture In Sustaining Global Environment. The keywords of the Symposium: Agriculture, Globalization, Environment and Sustainability will permit to cover a wide range of topics addressing key environmental and agricultural issues through the application of new technologies that aim at sustaining agricultural systems, monitoring the environment and conserving natural resources. For more information contact: AgroEnv; e-mail:

7-9 November

Independent Sector 2004 Annual Conference. Fairmont Chicago Hotel, USA.

This conference is the national summit for Independent Sector member organizations and is the premier national meeting ground for the leadership of the entire nonprofit sector foundations, nonprofit organizations, and corporate community involvement programs. Who Should Attend? The program is designed for CEOs and senior-level executives, including program officers, corporate contributions executives, public policy specialists, trustees, and other leaders of foundations, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and their chapters and affiliates. Prospective members are invited to attend for a special one-time opportunity to explore membership in Independent Sector.

21-23 November 2nd International Conference on CSR. Penang, Malaysia.

This conference is designed to act as a forum for the debate and analysis of contemporary issues in this broad area. It is intended to attract people from a wide variety of disciplines and geographic regions for an exchange of views. The conference is intended to be interdisciplinary and welcomes contributions from anyone who has a perspective on this important issue. email:

12 to 14 December

Eradicating Poverty through Profit: Making Business Work for the Poor. San Francisco, California, United States.

The poor comprise the world's largest untapped market for business innovation, partnership, and profits. Organized by: World Resources Institute. email:

26-31 January

World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brasil.

The World Social Forum is an open meeting place where groups and movements of civil society opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form of imperialism, but engaged in building a planetary society centred on the human person, come together to pursue their thinking, to debate ideas democratically, for formulate proposals, share their experiences freely and network for effective action.

May 2 -3

OECD Forum 2005. Paris, France

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) annual civil society summit, with the theme ‘Fuelling the Future: Security, Stability, Development’, brings together business and labour leaders, civil society personalities, government ministers and leaders of international organisations to discuss the key issues of the 21st century. Issues to discuss will include energy and sustainable development, Millennium Development Goals, world economy and international trade and investment. Göran Persson, Prime Minister of Sweden, will be making the keynote address. For further details, contact Meggan Dissly, OECD Civil Society Manager at

May 29 - June 1

Global Democracy 2005 (G05) Conference. Montréal, Canada.

Global Democracy: Civil Society Visions and Strategies

The conference entitled "Global Democracy: Civil Society Visions and Strategies", will explore civil society's role in building a democratic and participatory form of global governance. Close to 700 participants are expected: civil society practitioners, multilateral representatives, government officials, parliamentarians, representatives from the business and the labour sectors, indigenous peoples, scholars, journalists etc. G05 will be of a participatory nature so as to allow this vital process of exchange and solution building to begin.

June 10-12

Thinking Through Action: Twentieth-Century Social Movements and Their Legacy. Organizing Change, Building Internationalism, Linking Struggles. Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

Please join keynote speaker Bill Fletcher, Jr., from Transafrica Forum, along with plenary participants Mable Elmore, Michael Honey, David McNally, Judy Rebick, Audra Simpson, and Nikhil Pal Singh to discuss how the history of social movements in Canada and the United States can broaden our vision of today’s struggles within a context of the globalization of social justice issues and the ongoing retrogressive clawback of twentieth-century social movements’ policy achievements.

This broadened perspective will be especially pertinent in the spring of 2005, in the months after both the Canadian and American federal elections and the new organizing challenges that will inevitably emerge.

We are organizing this conference in honor of Jack O’Dell, a social justice activist now living in Vancouver. O’Dell worked closely with Martin Luther King and Jesse Jackson, and has played an important organizing role at different periods in the labor, civil rights and peace and anti-nuclear movements from the 1940s to the present. Inspired by O’Dell’s experience, vision, and organizing success, the conference will focus on movements against the inseparable trio of poverty, racism, and militarism – what Martin Luther King identified in 1967 as the most important twentieth-century struggles. Conference themes are three processes we have identified as essential to the often unprecedented successes of twentieth-century movements: “organizing change,” “building internationalism,” and “linking struggles.”

For more information: 604-268-6681

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Sept 4 - 7

A World for All? The Ethics of Global Civil Society. Edinburgh, Scotland

Can we speak of an emerging global civil society? Does it promise a world for all? The Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Edinburgh and the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, are holding this international, interdisciplinary conference to explore these empirical and ethical questions. Abstracts of 200 words should be submitted by 4 March, 2005 . Details of the conference research streams, programme and registration can be found on the CTPI conference website: For further information, see 

Sept 10

Global Day of Mobilisation - At the eve of the head of States meeting at the UN.

Representatives of global civil society meeting in Porto Alegre at the 5th World Social Forum, are launching an urgent appeal to democratize and strengthen the United Nations and build a new just, peaceful and democratic world order.

For further information see

24 - 26 Nov 2005

Globalisation and the Future of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Lisbon, Portugal.

The conference, organised by CIDESC (International Centre on Economic, Social and Cultural (ESC) Rights) in partnership with Ethical Globalization Initiative and in collaboration with the New University of Lisbon, will focus on global issues and institutions and their impact on local ESC rights. Internationally recognised advocates for human rights will debate how the human rights community can hold increasingly powerful international institutions accountable for their impact on citizens' rights around the world.

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