International Conference For World Balance

IV Conferencia Internacional Por el Equilibrio del Mundo
Monday, 28 January 2019 to Thursday, 31 January 2019

Call

The José Martí Project of International Solidarity sponsored by UNESCO was created in 2003 when approved by the General Conference of that international organization, and has the support of the Organization of Iberian American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI, the Spanish acronym) and other international institutions of different nature that have joined this Project, governed by a qualified leading organ of more than thirty renowned and outstanding intellectuals from different countries who make up its World Council.

The Project is coordinated by the Office of Cuba’s Martí Program, and is currently regarded as the sole supranational initiative in today’s world to promote the study, knowledge and dissemination of information on the life and work of a paramount figure in the field of ideas.

Since its start, the José Martí Project has propitiated a large international movement aimed at expanding the legacy of the Apostle and National Hero of Cuba. This has already become evident in the convoking capacity and in the number of activities connected with Martí that take place in the most dissimilar world regions and countries, including the awarding of the José Martí International Prize of UNESCO.

On this occasion it will be the 4th International Conference FOR WORLD BALANCE, to take place at the Palace of Conventions of Havana on January 28-31, 2019.

The event that preceded it, the Second International Conference WITH ALL AND FOR THE GOOD OF ALL (January 2016) was attended by more than one thousand delegates from 53 countries of all continents. The papers, oral presentations and reflections of this forum were gathered in a digital book that has been distributed to universities and libraries in different places of the world. The same will be done with this conference we are convoking for January 2019.

Those who register in this world meeting of plural thought will receive diplomas accrediting their participation, with the corresponding academic credits.

The 4th International Conference FOR WORLD BALANCE is, in addition, an extension of the debates of the World Congress of Humanities held in August, 2017 in the city of Liege, Belgium, which was sponsored by UNESCO and the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences.

Main Topics

  • The importance of intercultural dialogue.
  • The arts: perspectives of diversity.
  • The role and challenges of the new social movements.
  • The struggle for Peace.
  • Solidarity as a bulwark of coexistence.
  • The need to stop the incessant destruction of vital ecosystems for the existence of our species.
  • The problem of the shortage of drinking water and the situation of depopulation in rural regions.
  • The risks and the hopes that the technological and scientific development offers, especially the new technologies of the information.
  • Access to education and culture for the exercise of human rights in the circumstances of the 21st century.
  • The fight against all forms of discrimination - of gender, race, creed, age and social status - that legitimize inequality and criminalize the struggle for social justice.
  • Health as an inalienable right of all human beings.
  • The role of women's organizations in social transformation. The right of women in society.
  • The promotion of participatory democracy as a means to build new societies
  • The need to confront terrorism in all its forms.
  • Justice as a universal value of peace.
  • The ethical framework of reference for social action in the face of the crisis, based on the best contributions of Latin American thought, from Simón Bolívar and José Martí, to the most important thinkers of the 20th century and today.
  • The role of youth, students and their organizations; its insertion in the processes of changes.
  • The trade union movement and its role in the struggles for a better world under the new conditions created by the global crisis.
  • The need to imagine and build new economies, based on harmonious relationships of human beings with each other and with their natural environment, whose purpose is sustainable development.
  • From theory to practice: incorporation of realities for social equity projects.
  • Integration and solidarity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Possibilities and dangers.
  • Religious organizations, ecumenism, their contribution to peace and the earthly world that human beings long for goodwill.
  • Indigenous populations and ethnic minorities: the need for policies of inclusion and respect, in the face of exclusion and marginalization.
  • The consumption of narcotics and narcotics: causes, consequences and confrontation to this generalized scourge.

Registration fees

  • Delegates: CUC 120.00
  • Students: CUC 70.00
  • Foreign Companions: CUC 50.00

Work papers

The work of the Conference will be carried out in commissions and plenary, and comprises in addition the celebration of a Youth Forum, a UNESCO symposium "For a Culture of Nature", a workshop on the patriots and thinkers of Our America and a round table In Defense of Humankind.

The Second International Conference With all and for the Good of All, to be held on the occasion of a new birth anniversary of the Apostle of the Independence of Cuba, will also include a Round Table dedicated to discuss the validity of important works of thought by José Martí such as the essay "Nuestra América" (Our America) and the speeches "Con todos y para el bien de todos" (With All and for the Good of All) and "Los Pinos Nuevos" (The New Pine Trees).

The work languages are Spanish, English and Portuguese.

The forms of participation are: participant and/or lecturer.

The outcome of the debates, as well as the different conferences and presentations will be recorded in digital Memories that, once edited, will be sent – with the support of UNESCO national commissions – to universities, libraries, non-governmental organizations, ministries of education and associations of writers and artists from the different countries. With those purposes, the participants who will dictate conferences are requested to bring a digitalized copy of their conference for the Organizing Committee.

Scientific Program

The Scientific Program (presently being drawn up) will be carried out in commissions by themes, where the papers presented to the Conference will be discussed. Special appearances will take place during the plenary sessions, and panels will be held on themes of world interest. Furthermore, a symposium on bio-ethics and development will be organized, as well as a youth forum with a broad agenda and a colloquium on the trade union movement and the struggle for peace, as well as other forms of reflection.

Particular relevance will be granted on this occasion to the theme of international solidarity and the inter-cultural dialogue.

Relevant personalities of renowned international prestige in the various fields of knowledge will give masterly conferences during plenary sessions.

An examination of the proposed agenda will inform on the multiplicity and variety of the included themes, which confirm the extension and plural nature of the Conference. Its purposes are to contribute to the efforts to sensitize public opinion in order to create a world conscience against the evils that afflict humankind and threaten the very existence of our species, and to favor the reflection by people of good will on the ways to construct a better and more just world.

Tour Package

Cubazul Tour & Travel has designed a tour package that includes:

  • Daily accommodation with breakfast included.
  • Transfer Havana Airport – Hotel – Havana Airport.
  • Visit to Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM).
  • Transfer the Artistic Gala.
  • Visit the Memorial Jose Marti in the Revolution Square and house Natal Museum Jose Marti.
  • Transfer daily to work sessions.
  • Personal assistance.

Accommodation in Havana

Hotel Double Single
Hotel Meliá Habana 5* CUC 135.00 CUC 195.00
Hotel Nacional de Cuba 5* CUC 130.00 CUC 190.00
Hotel Palco 4* CUC 90.00 CUC 110.00
Hotel Iberostar Riviera 4* CUC 120.00 CUC 165.00
Hotel Comodoro 4* CUC 90.00 CUC 110.00
Hotel Copacabana 3* CUC 85.00 CUC 100.00
Hotel Neptuno - Tritón 3* CUC 55.00 CUC 70.00

(*) Precios expresados por Pax por noche.

Palacio de las Convenciones de La Habana

Calle 146 e/ 11 y 13. Reparto Cubanacán
Playa , La Habana
Cuba
23° 5' 17.61" N, 82° 27' 19.2672" W
La Habana CU

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