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Transforming Global Relations for a Just World

Transforming Global Relations for a Just World

CONFERENCE: The World Social Science Forum 2015 (WSSF 2015) is a flagship activity of ISSC, hosted by HSRC and CODESRIA.

13-16 September 2015 | Durban, South Africa

These host organisations have partnered with a consortium of over 13 interested parties, comprising national government departments, leading South African universities, science academies, research institutes, research foundations, local and international research councils and prominent non-governmental organisations. 

The forum, which takes place every three years, will focus on real-life issues that citizens all around the world grapple with - inequality and injustice. Therefore the theme of Transforming Global Relations for a Just World.

Over four days it will bring together policy makers and shapers, comprising scientists, politicians, activists, civil society organisations, activists, labour and business leaders.

Speaking at the launch of the forum in today 22 October 2014, Professor Olive Shisana, chair of the WSSF 2015 and CEO of the HSRC said the theme is informed by “growing inequalities at global, regional, national and local levels and its impact on the quality of life of populations as well as on the sustainability of resources necessary to support quality of life. 

“Participants will address trends in inequality and the measurement, nature, manifestations and drivers of this injustice. The forum promises to provide a platform for exciting, informative and insightful discourse". 

The WSS Forum 2015 takes place against the backdrop of major transitions– transitions that affect global governance, the use of resources, and the quality of life of people. It will shine the spotlight on the nature and dimensions of inequality, including: 

  • The extent and consequences of income and asset inequalities;  
  • The impact of inequality in terms of patterns of production and consumption on sustainability;  
  • The impact of gender inequalities, as manifested in unequal access to resources, employment and other social benefits;  
  • Generational inequalities, with a focus on the youth;
  • Wage inequalities and labour unrest.
11.05.2016
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