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October 17, 2010
The 4th “World Social Forum on Migrations” closed Tuesday the 12th in Quito; it dealt with issues such as “the global crisis and migratory flows; human rights and migrations; diversity, coexistence and socio-cultural transformations; new forms of slavery, human exploitation and serfdom.”
The document set out challenges and proposals about human mobility, including the strengthening of migrants’ organizations. It will also seek to gain places in public agendas, programs and developmental projects, with a focus on full rights for all inhabitants of the planet, and thus bring about the building of a universal citizenship. Migrants’ organizations could be a strategic ally of their own communities in bringing about new developmental strategies and new participants including children and juveniles.
“We demand that a new migration organism be created, within the framework of the United Nations, from the perspective of human rights.” “We reaffirm our commitment for a new model of civilization, that privileges life, harmony between man and nature, and that may guarantee the reproduction and sustainability of humanity and Mother Earth in the following millennia.”
South Korea was designated as the site of the 5th World Social Forum on Migrations, to be held in 2012.