G8 - MARCH & FESTIVAL PLANNED FOR BELFAST ON SATURDAY 15th JUNE
13 May 2013
G8 2013 - TRADE UNIONS JOIN WITH CIVIC GROUPS FOR A FAIRER WORLD
MARCH & RALLY PLANNED FOR BELFAST ON SATURDAY 15th JUNE
FAIRER WORLD FESTIVAL PLANNED FOR WEEK OF G8 SUMMIT
Following the announcement of the siting of the G8 summit in Fermanagh, a range of civil society organisations have come together to organise a major march and rally, as well as a 'Fairer World Festival', to challenge the agenda of the G8 leaders. A statement of principle is below.
The committee, hosted by the Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, comprises trade unions, trades councils, and campaigning groups such as Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth. The committee supports and works with the IF campaign.
G8 2013: time for a fairer world
Civil society organisations have come together to offer people an opportunity to challenge the policies and priorities of the G8 leaders who meet in Northern Ireland in June 2013.
Our organisations represent many different interests but we are united in a commitment to the creation of a world that is fair and just for all.
We believe that achieving social, economic and environmental justice must be central to political decision-making.
We will coordinate a festival of events to coincide with the G8 summit, including a major public demonstration in Belfast, calling for a fairer world.
There will be a major public march and rally held in Belfast on Saturday 15th June 2013. Organisers are calling for all people who want a fairer world to attend the march and rally to send a message to G8 leaders.
The event is being timed so that people can participate in the march and go onto other events being planned in Belfast on that day, such as the IF Campaign's major event in Botanic Gardens later that day.
The groups have also announced a Fairer World Festival of talks, debates, concerts, film screenings and exhibitions which will take place in the run-up to and during the G8 summit itself.