The ONGD of the Comunitat Valenciana appeals to society to support political options committed to human rights and nature conservation in the general elections.
The president of Jovesólides, Lourdes Mirón, assumes the vicepresidency of the CVONGD
The Coordinadora Valenciana of the ONGD - which brings together 101 organisations from across the community - held its general assembly yesterday, in which it called on the new autonomous government and the local governments that are being constituted to continue to advocate for a social policy committed to human rights and environmental protection, and not to shy away from political positions that challenge solidarity, climate change and the rights of women, migrants, the LGTBIQ+ community and other social groups suffering from inequalities and discrimination.
'We are living in difficult times for solidarity and global justice. Political movements are emerging that fuel hatred, fear and intolerance, and an economic system is radicalising that exacerbates inequalities and excludes the vast majority of the population. Everything that happens here and in many other parts of the planet undermines the same livelihoods of society. We cannot and will not look away in the face of this crisis of values,' says Cristina Ramón Lupiañez, President of the Coordinadora.
'There are concrete agreements that worry us a lot because they represent a step backwards in human rights, such as the pact signed by PP and Vox to govern the Comunitat Valenciana, which represents a risk for migrants and the companies that work with this collective,' explains Lourdes Mirón, vice-president of Coordinadora.
For this reason, the 101 entities that make up the Coordinadora Valenciana of the ONGD have passed a resolution in their assembly calling on the citizenry to support political options committed to human rights and environmental protection in the general elections. Indifference, says Miron, 'can be very dangerous'.
Among the concrete demands made by the CVONGD to the new autonomous and local governments in the framework of this new legislation 2023-2027 are:
- 1-Promotion of human rights, including social and economic rights, and equality in political diversity, with the aim of eradicating poverty and exclusion, without departing from the important achievements of recent years.
- 2 - Fulfilment of commitments and agreements that respect, protect and guarantee the human rights of all people, including migrants, displaced persons and refugees,
- 3- Promotion, rather than abandoning, environmental policies, including those aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of government and economic activity; minimising resource use and promotion of renewable energy in the public realm as appropriate so as not to compromise the rural environment; promote energetic communities of local facilities; promotion of sustainable public transport; and promotion of awareness of climate change and environmental sustainability
- 4- Fulfilment of the agreements signed by the International Association for Development for transformation at autonomous and local level in the municipalities of Valencia, Alicante, Castelló de la Plana and Elche, guaranteeing 0.4% of the budget at the end of the legislature for this policy, as opposed to the 0.7% set as the global target for 2030.
- 5- Promotion of the improvement of the quality of management and accounting of the Valencian Cooperative, maintaining of the administrative structures of the General Directorate and the Council for International Cooperation for Development, provision of political competences, economic and sufficient personal technical resources, formed and stable, in order to also be able to advance an adequate management and an updated cooperative policy.
- 6-Promoting fair trade, responsible consumption, alternative and supportive economy, public ethical purchasing by public administrations and respect for human and labour rights of companies along the production chain.
New joint leadership
The CVONGD Assembly has also elected as new members of the Board of Directors Lourdes Mirón, president of Jovesólides and who will be the new vice-president; Amado Diago, from Farmamundi; Andrea Pérez, Assembly of Cooperation for Peace; Enrique Asensi, from ACOEC and Victoria Falcó, from Medicusmundi Mediterrànea.