13-14 February 2015
On 13-14 February the SI Mediterranean Committee convened in Valencia, Spain, hosted by the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, PSOE. The discussions focused on two main themes: “The essential new impetus for peace and security in the Mediterranean” and “Making cooperation a policy of cohesion for the Mediterranean”. The meeting was opened with speeches by Ximo Puig, Secretary General of the Socialist Party in Valencia...
Latin America and the Caribbean
01-02 December 2014
Patricia Leiva, OEA
The Socialist International Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean met in the headquarters of the Organisation of American States (OAS) in Washington DC, on 1-2 December 2014. At the opening of the meeting, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, welcomed the participants and the presence of the regional member parties of the Socialist International in the Hall of the Americas...
21-22 November 2014
The Socialist International Committee on Migrations met in Catania on 21 and 22 November, hosted by the Italian Socialist Party.
The meeting was chaired by the leader of the Italian Socialist MPs, Marco Di Lello, with the participation of SI Secretary General Luis Ayala and delegates from socialist and progressive parties from…
Latin America and the Caribbean
09-10 May 2014
The SI Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean met in the Dominican Republic on 9-10 May 2014, hosted by the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD). At the opening of the meeting, the Committee paid tribute to the memory and legacy of José Francisco Peña Gómez, who was for many years leader of the PRD and a prominent figure of social democracy in the region.... Press coverage of the meeting
02-03 May 2014
Under the main theme of “Humanising Migration”, the SI Committee on Migrations convened in Tangiers, Morocco, on 2-3 May 2014, hosted by the Socialist Union of Popular Forces, USFP. In a widely attended opening session, the gathering was addressed by Driss Lachguar, First Secretary of the USFP, Abdallah Boussouf, Secretary General... Press coverage of the meeting
28-29 March 2014
H.E. President Kikwete and participants at the meeting
Leaders and representatives from over twenty parties and organisations took part in the two-day meeting of the Socialist International Africa Committee which was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on 28-29 March, hosted by the SI member party in that country, Chama Cha Mapinduzi, CCM...Press coverage of the meeting
Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean
26-27 July 2013
On 26-27 July 2013, the Socialist International held a meeting of its Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, SICLAC, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, hosted by the People’s National Party, PNP, with the participation of Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, PNP leader and a Vice-President of the Socialist International. The meeting was convened following consultations among members of the SI Presidium from the region and included on its agenda the election of the authorities of the Committee for the current inter-congress period...
Committee on Local Governments
19-20 July 2013
The SI Committee on Local Governments, established by decision of the Council in February this year in Cascais, Portugal, held its first meeting in Santiago, Chile on 19 and 20 July. The Committee also held a meeting with the candidate of the progressive forces for the Presidency of the Republic, Michelle Bachelet, who shared her views with the representatives of the Socialist International, commenting on some of the main objectives of her government programme…
The Kurdish People
12 April 2013
The SI Committee on the Kurdish People, established by the Council following a decision by the Congress, held its first meeting in Sulaimaniya, on Friday 12 April 2013. It was hosted by the SI member Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, PUK, and brought together participants from more than twenty Kurdish political parties and organisations from Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria...
The CIS, the Caucasus and the Black Sea
03-04 June 2013
Socialist International member parties from the CIS, Caucasus and Black Sea region gathered in Tbilisi on 3-4 June 2013, to discuss current priorities and challenges to social democracy in the region and ways to overcome conflicts, a fundamental need to achieve fair and prosperous societies. The meeting was hosted by the SI member party in Georgia, the Social Democrats for Development, SDD...
17-18 March 2013
Building on the discussions and decisions of the recent SI Council regarding the situation in the Sahel, a meeting of the Socialist International Africa Committee was held in Niamey, Niger, on 17-18 March, to focus on the crisis in Mali and its implications for the region and the continent. Hosted by the SI member party in Niger, the Party for Democracy and Socialism of Niger, PNDS, it included a broad participation of leaders and representatives of many parties from the region and beyond...
30-31 July 2012
A meeting of the Socialist International Africa Committee took place on 30-31 July in Praia, Cape Verde hosted by the African Party of Cape Verde's Independence, PAICV. Delegates from member parties and guests from across the continent and beyond gathered for this two day meeting in preparation of the XXIV Congress of the Socialist International to be held in Cape Town, with a view to incorporate the regional perspectives on the main themes to be addressed by the Congress...
CIS, Caucasus and the Black Sea
23-24 July 2012
The SI Committee for the CIS, the Caucasus and the Black Sea met on 23-24 July 2012 in Chişinău, Republic of Moldova, hosted by the Democratic Party of Moldova. In its agenda, the committee discussed three main themes: the economic outlook for the CIS, the Caucasus and the Black Sea: incorporating regional perspectives in a global social democratic view; strengthening democracy and overcoming authoritarianism...