We are proud to share with you the Final Declaration of the Asia Europe People’s Forum 10.

Over 400 representatives from community organisations, social movements and Trade Unions from 42 countries have a strong consensus that the dominant development approach over the last decades - based around the deregulation of markets, the increasing power of multinational corporations, and of unaccountable multilateral institutions and trade liberalisation - has failed in its aims to meet the needs and rights of all citizens, creating the conditions for poverty, inequality, environmental devastation and growing social unrest. 

In Asia the crises are exacerbating widespread joblessness, precarious work and the profound social inequality which was already widespread before the present crises. In Europe the crises are creating indebtedness, precarious work, joblessness and insecurity. 

The powers of transnational corporations have become even more entrenched as ‘corporate capture’ of governance and policy processes spreads to more political arenas, giving business significant control over our lives and livelihoods. 

Despite the policy failures of trade liberalisation, market and financial deregulation and the privatisation of essential services and common goods, our governments continue to ignore the growing tangible consensus for fundamental policy changes.

There is a deep felt need and demand for change and for new people-centred policies and practices. 

We call on ASEM member governments to work together to adopt an alternative approach.  At the AEPF10 we reaffirmed our commitment to call on ASEM to work with urgency to replace the current trade and investment regime with the Alternative Trade Mandate.

This is built on an open and democratic trade policy-making process, developing legally binding measures, which enable re-localising economies, protecting small-scale farmers, promoting food-sovereignty, public services and social protection and which put the fulfilling of international human rights law as well as social and environmental justice above any trade and investment rules.

Linked to this, across Asia and Europe, civil society groups and social movements are urgently demanding for transformative social protection systems with the goal of guaranteeing a life of dignity for all.  

We sincerely call on ASEM governments to work together to implement social protection systems that are universal, comprehensive, rights-based, state-driven, legislated, and with mechanisms for public participation and control.  

On December 15 2014, it will be two years since the enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone in Laos.

Sombath was one of the main organisers of AEPF9 held in Vientiane just before ASEM9.  Sombath, a Magsaysay Award winner, is one of the most respected people in ASEAN working for sustainable development. 

We remind all ASEM member states of their human rights obligations, both domestically and internationally. We urge ASEM member states, especially Malaysia as the forthcoming Chair of ASEAN, to ensure that Sombath and his family receive justice and that he is returned safely to them.

The AEPF10 strongly condemns the military coup d'état and the establishment of a military government in Thailand. We are especially concerned about human rights violations, arrests and interrogations, as well as the increased censorship and intimidation of citizens. 

ASEM is a process of civilian governments who must cherish their commitment to be a forum of civilian governments. We request you not to allow a military government to take part in your ASEM10.  

Our Forum highlighted the strong thematic links that form our call for a more Just and Inclusive Asia and Europe. In addition to our calls for an Alternative Trade Mandate and for ASEM governments to work together to implement social protection systems that are universal, comprehensive, rights-based, state-driven and legislated, we would like to highlight three areas.

First Climate Justice

For the last two decades, global initiatives have been unsuccessful in controlling greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change. There is a clear need for a fundamental change in relationship between people and nature. People are part of nature; we don’t own nature.   It is essential that we move away from the extractive, fossil-fuel based, exploitative economic approach and towards people-centred, sustainable economic and social systems.  We call on ASEM governments to work together to shift the systems of production and consumption from ones based on the continuous expansion and appropriation of nature to more sustainable and environment-friendly ones. Ones which fulfil the needs of people, not corporations. 

Second the clear need for all ASEM governments to significantly decrease military spending and allocate the ‘released funds’ to social services as a way to build peace upon justice. 

We call on ASEM to develop, as a matter of urgency, a special Common Plan with member states to cut military spending by at least 10% over the next 5 years.

Third an “Inclusive and Just” Asia and Europe means ALL people, regardless of nationality and status, being recognized and respected, being equally treated, enjoying the same basic human and labour rights. 

Human security, social protection, decent work and life apply to all people, particularly the more vulnerable sections of society including migrants, women, people in the informal sector, people with disabilities and people in the rural sector.

Trade unions have the role and responsibility to organize and unionize all workers, including migrant and the informal sectors, and we urge ASEM member governments to enable this.

Criminalization and violence against migrants in Asia and Europe must be stopped, including the most recent “joint operation” of the EU called “Mos Maiorum”; this echoes previous crackdowns and unjust mass detentions of thousands of undocumented migrants.

We urge you to read our full Final Declaration and integrate our recommendations into your future vision and practice.

Thank you

 

assignment writing skills ppt how to buy college papers online how to write an essay for scholarships american pharmacy nolvadex help with writting essays custom essay help com duphaston temperaturanstieg get cheap zofran online free shipping what should i write my thesis on buying furacin no prescription custom writen essays buy viagra caps using paypal is a narrative essay written in first person mba admissions essay help thesis satement essays written about martin luther king why should we hire you essay examples essay and dissertation writing service lithium content in lap top battery purchase cefaclor no prescription free shipping where to buy Ceclor cheap brarydog homework help brooms for sale essay natinal geographichomework help professional thesis writing service case study of bipolar 1 disorder help with a cv type a paper online acheter pas cher serophene chemistry homework help sites buy cheap paper notebooks essay websites in english ignou mba assignments help homework help 3rd grade math definition of a research paper writing letter to purchase property 150 mg mircette online admission paper for sale 4 do my vocabulary homework dissertation help ru implicit differentiation homework help what is a good objective to put on a resume for sales proposal and dissertation help 500 words english mastiff puppies for sale no papers library dissertation incident report book buy i need help with my paper yelp review writing service places to buy essays i need someone to proofread my dissertation special vitamins for colostomy baralgifen craigslist resume for medical billing college homework helper purchase resume template 50 mg eulexin for sale achat forzest sur internet making an outline for sales proposal discount maxalt purchase write my essay in 2 hours essay writers list do my book report for me for free doctoral dissertation writing services edmonton cholesterol lemongrass professional resume writing services canberra cover letter for medical billing specialist job help writing essay for scholarships online editing services reviews free creative writing websites homework help for year 3 a level photography essay help homework helpline homework help geometry buy college papers course work writing service essay about time order homework help history essays written by martin luther king cxc spanish past papers online college app essay help creative cv writing service student council essay help business letter writing help best uk essay writers sample cover letter for sales executive job do essays for me how to write my name in hieroglyphics atripla copay card phd papers online cozaar type paying someone to write papers high quality article writing services admission paper for sale year assignment help australia review research paper for me are online paper writing services legit dissertation help nursing french cancer suicide cv writing services toronto year 8 maths homework help essay writing service college admission mba college compostiion help online classification essay buy a dissertation online only phd help with writing a compare and contrast essay buy business plano tx buy your coursework cheap online services order resume online qatar food writing an essay is like baking a cake cover letter examples for sales associate perfect essay writers free essay sites in english technical writing israel purchase a dissertation n natural phonology cover letter for medical receptionist no prior experience best resume writing service 2014 engineers the vikings homework help custom essays service i need someone to do my homework review of related literature online ordering system how to buy essay 2 custom essays how i write my cv will writing services uk equivalent fraction homework help accutane benefit does music help with homework brave new world thesis help help with cost accounting homework resume and cv writing services sydney research paper writer for hire duke study homework helps students professional summary for sales resume online university homework help communication disorders personal statement example content writing services toronto dissertation help in the uk buy resume buy an essay review nursing essay help childcare assignments help resume objectives for medical billing and coding essay for salem state college research essay help sample resume for medical representative medical research paper help order essay uk write my paper for me for cheap personal statement for mental health support worker i need help with my language arts homework science homework help bill nye write my sociology paper coursework writing services uk thesis topics eating disorders get essay written you chinese space american space essay government job resume help can someone write my dissertation for me buy and term papers passage-based free-writing helps writers do which of the following high school physical science homework help i need help writing an essay about myself essays about professional athletes being overpaid online help on english homework thesis statement on street gangs custom essay writing college term paper help online history business plan pro best buy homework helper jane eyre vocab thesis writing services in karachi benefits of resume writing services just war theory homework help what is the best homework help website pay someone to make a business plan best professional resume writing service 7th arrondissement buy an admission essay buy resume paper online best book to help with college essays how to get copy of divorce papers online doctoral dissertation help newcombe buy essays for module 2 english 102 gcse homework help homework help oral bipolar disorder essay topics free homework help for college students how much to hire a ghostwriter content writing services uk sample recommendation letter for membership essay writing help pdf a christian homework help site american made prograf help with finance homework online resume objectives for sales associate world religion homework help writing sites similar to textbroker sample resume for order management how to be a good essay writer essays on autism spectrum disorder free essay writing help resume writing services in temecula ca thesis statement for attention deficit disorder