With Hon. Anton von Wietersheim, Member of Parliament and Dr Henning Melber, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
The world faces an unprecedented coincidence of global crises. They testify to the failure of the dominant model of development and economic progress that is oriented on a technocratic modernisation path, is blind to human rights and the ecological limits of the global ecosystem, confuses growth of Gross Domestic Product with progress in society, and regards poverty as a primarily technical challenge in which categories of inequality and social justice are neglected.
The Report No Future without Justice is the main outcome of the joint deliberations by a Civil Society Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives, with 18 members from five continents. Published by The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in collaboration the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and several more partners for Rio+20, it deals with the root causes of the multiple crises, reconfirms the framework of universal principles and rights, reconsiders development goals and indicators, and draws conclusions for the post-2015 development agenda. It seeks to stimulate debates about alternative development paths, participatory and inclusive governance structures, and the transformation in politics and societies that is required for justice in the future.
The Report presents fundamental aspects, which are discussed with regard to the developmental challenges Namibia is facing. The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation in partnership with the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation is inviting the public to share and exchange views on the subject matter. An electronic version of the report can be forwarded upon request. Hard copies of the publication will be available free of charge at the event.