PEACE AND DEMOCRACY

WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DOUBLE DOWN EFFORTS AGAINST PREJUDICE AND EXCLUSION AND TO PROMOTE BASIC AGREEMENTS OF PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE

We pay special attention to communities and regions that are experiencing crisis and tensions, and those that are experiencing conflict situations.

It is essential to promote peace in critical contexts that encourage local and regional integration to strengthen public policies and institutional capacities, so as to ensure the protection and safeguarding of people. We emphasize that this is a significant opportunity to redouble efforts in the fight against prejudice and exclusion and to promote basic agreements for peaceful coexistence.

Also, progress in peace and democracy is fostered by promoting free access to information and ideas in order to convert these assets into knowledge that facilitate development and reduce inequalities.

We seek to support education programs that help raise youth awareness and promote a positive sense of identity and belonging.

HERITAGE AND MEMORY

WE ENCOURAGE THE STRENGTHENING OF PEOPLES’ IDENTITY THROUGH THE REVITALIZATION OF THE CULTURAL AND DOCUMENTAL HERITAGE

Heritage understood in its entirety – natural and cultural, tangible and intangible, movable and immovable, as well as documental – is made up of the assets inherited from the past that we wish to transmit to future generations for their social value and for the way in which they embody identity and belonging.

We revitalize, promote and defend the historical memory of the peoples.

It is essential to strengthen our capacities to safeguard and inspire the conservation of heritage in order to promote peace and sustainable social, environmental and economic development.

The care and preservation of documental heritage fosters the function of safeguarding memory that stimulates dialogue and cultural exchange and the participation of children, adolescents and young people in order to reconcile history and the persistence of memory. For this, it is essential to promote conditions that guarantee equal access to cultural heritage and participation in the transmission of values.

WOMEN AND GENDERS

WE TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE NEEDS, INTERESTS, AND PRIORITIES OF GENDERS, RECOGNIZING THEIR DIVERSITY. THIS INCLUDES, ESPECIALLY, ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO EMPOWER WOMEN IN SITUATIONS WHERE THEY ARE VICTIMS OF INEQUALITY AND DISCRIMINATION

Gender inequality destroys opportunities. iT indicates the presence of barriers to economic, political and social participation. Such barriers are often indirect, difficult to discern, and caused by structural phenomena and social representations that have proven to be particularly resistant to change.

Achieving gender parity must be a priority and equal opportunities –  based on the argument that a wide range of actions are necessary to correct deep gender disparities – must be added to the concept of balanced treatment for women so as to avoid direct segregation.

The lack of gender parity in society affects capacities and undervalues ​​actions, especially with regard to care tasks that fall especially on women.

We consider of the utmost importance the opportunity to multiply efforts against prejudice and discrimination and to promote new forms of coexistence inspired by ensuring gender equality.

We take into account the needs, interests and priorities of genders, recognizing their diversity. This work includes activities aimed at empowering women and dissident groups in situations where they are victims of discrimination.

EDUCATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS’ FULL EXERCISE

WE SEEK THAT, TOGETHER WITH ITS LEARNING SYSTEMS, EDUCATION IS INCLUSIVE AND CONSIDERS THE STUDENTS’ DIVERSITY.

Education is increasingly considered one of the most effective investments to achieve equitable and sustainable development.

As an inalienable human right, it implies the expansion of aptitudes, competencies, capacities, knowledge and abilities to enable people to develop their potential to think critically and act accordingly.

It assumes a basic principle of non-discrimination and respect for fundamental freedoms, leads to a better understanding of the dignity of every human being and contributes to a favorable integration.

Understanding education as continuous learning carried out through multiple channels (formal, non-formal and informal) we aim, together with the learning systems, to foster that it is inclusive,  it inculcates rights and considers the diversity of the learners, especially, of boys, girls and adolescents.

We strengthen support for local and regional organizations to deliver a full education, including comprehensive sexual education, that promotes the creation of safe and equitable learning environments that aim to improve general well-being and achieve satisfactory results.

PREVENTION AND ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE

WE CONCENTRATE ON GENERATING ACTIONS THAT HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF PREVENTION AND ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCES, ESPECIALLY THOSE AIMED AT PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCE SITUATIONS OF VULNERABILITY

Behind every violent behavior is the intention to cause harm or to undermine the physical or psychological integrity of a person or a group. Added to this is the deterioration from living under permanent threat.

There are different types of violence, depending on the nature and content of the aggression: physical; against women, used as an instrument of domination; verbal, damaging through a message or speech; sexual, given in behaviors and types of physical contact that denigrate someone; economic, which threatens the ability of one or more people to use their resources; symbolic, which collects stereotypes, values ​​or signs that transmit and favor relationships based on inequality, discrimination or the naturalization of subordinate roles; cyberbullying, related to the use of the internet and social networks to violate a person or group of people with the aim of ridiculing or humiliating them, including sexual cyberbullying of girls, boys and adolescents.

We should not ignore the violence exercised against animals and nature either.

We generate actions aimed at highlighting the importance of prevention —especially aimed at those who live in situations of vulnerability— with different strategies to obtain effective and high-impact results.

We consider the structure of the results chain in such a way that coordinated and evidence-based actions contribute to modifying legal and normative frameworks to achieve changes in the ecological context (biosphere / society / collectives / communities; transit institutions / families; mothers, parents and other caregivers and girls, boys and adolescents).

INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES

WE ACCOMPANY SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS TO ENCOURAGE THE DIALOGUE OF DISCRIMINATED AND VULNERABLE GROUPS, PROMOTING FULL INCLUSION IN SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES

A society with inequalities based on discrimination cannot be considered developed since its population does not have equitable or fair opportunities that expand their options to enjoy a sustainable and dignified life.

We support the participation of young people in social transformations, emphasizing and promoting gender equality.

We accompany social transformations that protect the most discriminated and vulnerable groups, allowing their integration and development in a more inclusive society.

We observe and record social and cultural transformations in order to influence public policies through intercultural dialogue and strategies based on respect for human rights.

An inclusive society is achieved by also considering the value of sustainability. For this reason, it is a priority to generate thought that provides solutions to protect the integration with nature and manage the resources that allow the restoration of ecosystems, so as to mitigate the biosphere’s loss of integrity. Examples of the most pressing challenges we face are climate change and natural disasters, loss of biological diversity, clean water, unequal access to food, education and health, migration, urbanization, social marginalization and economic inequalities.

We value the participation and initiative of indigenous peoples and local communities, taking into account that local decisions can have an impact on multiple levels, including sustainability.

We promote a society with education for the protection of the environment and sustainable development, and we appeal to the collaboration of individuals and organizations that contribute to the evaluation and monitoring of natural risks and the implementation of early warning systems.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

WE AIM TO EXPAND THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL CAPACITY OF PEOPLE AND INSTITUTIONS BECAUSE IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS FOR RESEARCH AND MAXIMIZING PROFESSIONALS’ OPPORTUNITIES ALLOWS A DEVELOPMENT ACCORDING TO THE CURRENT NEEDS OF SOCIETY

The production of scientific and technological knowledge is, by definition, social. It is based on cognitive and humanitarian, political and economic skills whose ultimate goal is aimed at achieving our well-being. Scientific and technological research needs to be carried out with different levels of expertise and with multiple demographic categories.

We strive to expand the scientific and technological capacity of the people and institutions involved in improving the conditions for research (for example, through comprehensive leadership and more effective management of resources) and to maximize the opportunities to obtain benefits from the intellectual capital of professionals that allow a development according to the current needs of society.

We try to ensure that access to scientific knowledge and its equitable exchange reduce the educational gap and we try to ensure that the most vulnerable groups have the necessary means to build knowledge.

We address ethical issues involving scientific and technological advances and their applications for the prosperity of communities, and we promote integrity and responsibility in research activities.

We support the critical mass of women participating in science and technology as a basis for promoting their contribution to the production, dissemination and exchange of knowledge. We ensure that the concerns and competencies of women and men are taken into account in relation to all sciences.

We consider important to establish joint initiatives between holders of indigenous and scientific knowledge to co-produce studies and face the challenges of global change.

Recent social and economic transformations and global uncertainty have had a negative impact on young people despite the opportunities that ICTs could offer them, as well as an increasing media influence. Providing easy access routes to science and technology through these tools is essential to empower future generations.