12 November 2008
In their call for a Global Response to a Global Crisis the collection of people’s movements, organizations, coalitions and networks believe that the hastily convened G20 summit taking place in New York commencing on 15th November is fundamentally flawed, as it excludes the vast majority of people and countries who will be most affected by the economic crisis.
Those who have signed the online petition are demanding fundamental structural changes to transform the global economic and financial system so that crises such as the current one never happen again.
Petitioners call for the establishment of global economic structures and policies that put peoples´ needs first, that respect and promote human rights and social and environmental justice and that ensure decent jobs, sustainable livelihoods and essential services such as health, education, housing, water and clean energy.
They also demand an authentic democracy that gives people greater control over resources and the decisions that affect their lives.