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An international trade union event at the World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal on 9 February will address the causes of and solutions to the global economic crisis. Open to all the organisations and movements present in Dakar, other ITUC-supported activities at the Forum will deal with migration, domestic workers, access to social protection and trade and investment. Yesterday's opening march included a huge number of trade unionists coming from Africa, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
The strong image of this remarkable revolutionary explosion in Tunisia, which remains embedded in people's minds, is the image of a man brandishing a loaf to claim democracy. This means that the revolution against social injustice is inevitably a political revolution for democracy. This is what the democratic social movement has been saying: there can be no real development that benefits the whole population without political democracy, without freely elected institutions, without freedom of expression.
18 janvier 2011 : A delegation of over 60 trade union leaders from all parts of the world is beginning a 3-day series of meetings in Washington D.C. with the Managing Director of the IMF, the President of the World Bank and other senior officials, as well as with the Executive Directors of those institutions.
Copenhagen- Bruxelles 14 December 2010 - On the occasion of the upcoming EU Tunisian negotiations on granting Tunisia enhanced status with the EU, 16-17 December 2010, the EMHRN urges the EU to take a public stand on the need for Tunisia to take immediate steps to improve its human rights record.