By World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization
This can be a groundbreaking file urging that development a good and inclusive globalization develop into a global precedence. Calling for an "urgent reconsider" of present regulations and associations of world governance, the record makes an attempt to damage the present deadlock via concentrating on the worries and aspirations of individuals and at the how you can greater harness the possibility of globalization itself. This file was once compiled through the realm 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 fiscal specialists and representatives of industrial and multinational companies, geared up labour, academia and civil society. This greatly consultant staff has positioned forth, via this document, the 1st systematic try to care for social dimensions of globalization. between its prescriptions for reaching a good and inclusive globalization, the document proposes a chain of coordinated measures throughout a wide entrance to enhance governance and responsibility at either nationwide and foreign degrees. those comprise fairer principles for foreign exchange, funding, finance and migration, which take account of all pursuits, rights and obligations; measures to advertise center labour criteria and a minimal point of social security within the international economic system; and new efforts to mobilize foreign assets to elevate features and meet the Millennium improvement objectives (MDGs).
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Participants at the dialogue feared that globalization could erode values such as democracy and social justice. Power was shifting from elected local institutions to unaccountable transnational bodies. Western perceptions, which dominated global media, were not aligned with local perspectives; they encouraged consumerism in the midst of extreme poverty and posed a threat to cultural and linguistic diversity. 94. Elsewhere, as the Philippines dialogue emphasized, the experience of globalization was often of “much talk of markets, but in reality very little access, much talk of jobs, but they were somewhere else, and much talk of a better life, but for others”.
Of particular concern was the failure of multinational enterprises to respect the law and labour standards. Migration was another serious problem – both the exodus of skilled workers due to poor local conditions, and illegal movements. Despite these concerns, the participants saw engagement with globalization as an inevitable process, while emphasizing the need to direct it in a more socially responsible manner. Western Europe and North America 108. The greater international competition induced by trade and capital liberalization was blamed for increased income disparities within industrialized countries, placing particular strain on low-skilled work in older industries, the first to be transferred to lower-cost countries.
66. From almost everywhere came a sense of the power of globalization, whether driven by technology, economics or politics. “We were sleeping on the shore when a big wave came”, said a participant in the dialogue in Egypt. Globalization could be frightening, stimulating, overwhelming, destructive or creative, depending on one’s point of view. Kaleidoscope of opinions – but much common ground 67. There was a widespread sense of instability and insecurity. In the Costa Rica dialogue a participant said, “There is a growing feeling that we live in a world highly vulnerable to changes we cannot control; a growing sense of fragility among ordinary people, countries and entire regions”.
A Fair Globalization: Creating Opportunities For All by World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization