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Present : Roger Winterhalter, Daniel Durand, Olivier d'Argenlieu, Philippe Vacheyrout, Vincent Peingnez, Pierre Tournier, Danièle Charier, Claudine Tournier, Yves Angelloz, Kinkani N'Kanu Fernando, Marie Carlens, Fabienne Engles, Tristan Philippot, Brigitte Carraz, Mohamed Mahfoud Gherbi, Marie-Françoise Lamperti, Sambologo Ouedraogo, Biam Yao Richard.

 Excused : Gilliane Le Gallic*, Joël Labbé*, Landing Niassy* (***3 procurations spontanées), Iris Nguyen, Marc Garcet, Jean Verstraeten, Serge Lapisse, Liliane Metz-Krencker, Florian Ruymen, Alain Million, Raoul Gimonneau, Bernard Muet, Françoise Maquin, Gilbert Descossy, Alain Connan, Claudine Fischer, Serge Levillayer, Peter Davidse, Mokrane Abdelli, Thierry Botétémé, Mokded Assila,

Leader of session : Roger Winterhalter
Moderator : Daniel Durand
Secretary : Marie Carlens
Summary : Brigitte Carraz

Home by Roger Winterhalter (9 h 15)

We are here to enjoy ourselves, to create links to build the world we dream of brotherhood. And we will build with projects, without pretension, without the obsession regulations, without reckoning. "We come with a project, we start with a number" is copied to the slogan for nothing Store which will be discussed later. We will focus on projects that relate to the world, because "the business world, it is the business of everyone" We will open the Bank of Dream! Guest Heart: Mahfoud; companion struggle for the liberation of Algeria, the "brother" Roger who has became a citizen of the world during this period of resistance.

Introduction by Daniel Durand: "Convergences"

  • 1. We come from different directions but we have some convergences.
  • 2. After the failure of the session of Zagora, the initiative had to come from the citizens for a process in which one they could express their expectations and projects.Let's work for a democracy of projects and not for supporting political "careers".
  • 3. Universal Declaration of Human Rights: In 2008 a debate on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights found that the application of the rights and freedoms was building on the ongoing work of all individuals and organs of the socity in the context of a regime of which the authority is entrusted to some elected persons to the vote of the citizens. The studied texts in the day are claiming these rights and freedoms or are establishing some projects of education of information and of action which go into this direction. We want to come up with the right some acts registering the world right in emergency.

Up to now, the Peoples Congress is the only one institution in the world to try to materialize the challenge of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Peoples Congress is set up with "all individuals and organs of the society" (ASCOP, with 120 member organizations) who do a work of legislative proposition, and of elected who have in matter of their election "authority" to say the right .

Democracy of projects

The goal of this meeting is the sharing, the mutual recognition of some actions and some projects that can be worn by some associations or some individuals, then to bring to them a legitimacy in light of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Texts and projects

"I come with a project, I leave again with several projects"


For the right to food sovereignty

The Assistant Federal Secretary of World Community against Hunger, Danièle Charier, took the floor.

World Community against Hunger (WCH) arose out of the World Citizens commission "Hunger and Development" in 1982. The association received recognition from the People's Congress the same year because it was considered representative of the form a future World Institute of Solidarity might take.

WCH is developing a system of mutual assistance for development: people join together to finance projects and any project, once set up, should be able to finance another project. Finance is based on a contract of solidarity with others.

The minimum annual subscription is equal to the person's own daily food ration. It is possible to pay more. There are now approximately 1200 members in 32 countries, but membership is now falling, hence the financial capacity is also decreasing.

In March 2012 WCH voted in favour of the text supporting the "Jan Satyagraha" world march for justice which was initiated by the Indian Ekta Parishad movement. WCH proposes today that an adaptation of this text be adopted by the World Citizens Assembly.

For justice, the right to food, land, water, seeds and forests.

The text was read aloud twice and the assembly voted in favour unanimously, by a show of hands.

The World Charter of Migrants

Daniel Durand took the floor.

The World Charter of Migrants was an integral part of the World Social Forum from 2006 to 2011.

Thousands of people made several proposals, then a synthesis was debated and announced during a meeting held on the Island of Gorée (Dakar, Senegal), on 4th February 2011. This charter was immediately proposed for the adoption of individuals and organisations which are members of ASCOP. The campaign lasted from February to August 2011, and has already been signed by several People's Congress Delegates. The official adoption of this charter by the World Citizens Assembly will be a way of starting the process to give this charter legitimacy and make it a legal tool.

The rather long text of the charter was widely distributed with the invitations to the meeting. It reaffirms human rights no matter what a person's origin or place of birth. It was not read aloud at the meeting. It was approved unanimously.

See the text and list of signatures in the annex:


Translators : John Kangni Guinli, Fiona Robertson

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