Mayor Zaragoza: State of Panic

Federico Mayor Zaragoza was was Director-General of UNESCO from 1987 to 1999 and is currently president of the Peace Culture Foundation and Ubuntu (World Forum of Civil Society Networks). He is also Honorary Chairman of the Académie de la Paix and President of the International Commission for the Abolition of the Death Penalty. In a recent article, […]


A Debt Like Any Other

Samir ABI, African Coordinator. Back to the debate about public debt organized by Attac Togo and  Visions Solidaires in the presence of the Public Debt Direction and the World Bank in the afternoon of 15 October. At the same time, in the country of the rising sun, the general meeting of the Bretton Woods Institutions ended […]


Education for a More Equal World in Crisis

On September 27 and 28 Barcelona Consensus participated in the 2. European Congress on Global Education: Education, Interdependence & Solidarity in a Changing World. This type of participatory and transformative education was defined during the first congress in Maastricht in 2002 as “Education that opens people’s eyes and minds to the realities of the world, […]

Cuts in Development Cooperation

Brutal Cuts in Catalan Cooperation: No More Subsidies

The n-th sample of disdain for cooperation comes as a shock. The ACCD (Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation) announces that this year there will be no grants to NGOs. – Eva Valera The affected call for funds open since March with a budget of two million, has been canceled without any notice or warning. Many […]