30 November 2012
The Socialist International warmly welcomes the historic decision taken last night at the United Nations to grant Palestine non-member observer State status with an overwhelming 138 votes in favour, 9 against and 41 abstentions, and extends its sincere congratulations to President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian people on this momentous achievement.
The world clearly wants and needs a negotiated, peaceful two-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the SI fervently hopes that this decision will give fresh impetus to the process for peace and lead to an early resumption of dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. We urge both sides to seize the moment and to engage seriously and quickly to build upon this historic step and make of it a catalyst for peace, for the sake of their own peoples, the region and the world.
The SI looks forward to the day when an independent Palestinian State will take its rightful place among the community of nations, living in peace alongside Israel, both within secure and mutually recognised borders.
Resolutions and Decisions of the XXIV Congress
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Report of the Secretary General
25 JUNE 2013
A peaceful demonstration planned for today by the opposition Convergence for Social Democracy, CPDS, the SI member party in Equatorial Guinea, has been forcefully repressed, and last night six members of the leadership of the party were detained for several hours by government security forces. The Socialist International wholeheartedly condemns these acts and calls on the Obiang regime to end the harassment of opposition forces and to respect the fundamental rights of the people of Equatorial Guinea…
17 JUNE 2013
Developments in Turkey during the last three weeks have been followed with increasing concern by the international community. The Turkish government, which should respond to the grievances of the citizens who are protesting and act in accordance with the norms and principles of a democracy, is failing to listen and to seek a way forward to avoid the current spiral of violence, of beatings, and the victims that the world continues to witness as a consequence...
07 May 2013
The Socialist International is deeply concerned by legislation passed by the Moldovan Parliament last week, which compromises the integrity and the character of fundamental democratic institutions of the Moldovan State. Indeed, the International has been following political life in Moldova closely over recent years with a keen interest in seeing Moldova joining Europe, developing a new legitimate institutional framework, and consolidating past gains borne from the will of the Moldovan citizens for a fair and democratic society...
15 April 2013
The Socialist International, which has member parties in Venezuela and whose activities also include the participation of other like-minded organisations in that country, has followed with great attention for several years now, the evolution of political life in Venezuela. Among the international observers officially accredited for the presidential elections carried out yesterday, 14 April, were those from the Socialist International...
Tax evasion & tax havens
15 April 2013
The Socialist International (SI) has repeatedly called for international regulation to prevent tax evasion, which is robbing our economies of trillions of dollars every year. The recent media investigation of this phenomenon comes as a resounding confirmation of our position. In 2008, the SI created a Commission on the Global Financial Crisis, which highlighted the lack of effective international regulation and implementation mechanisms to stem tax avoidance and tax evasion...
27 March 2013
On the occasion of the 128th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held in Quito, Ecuador, from 22 to 27 March 2013, the Socialist International organised its regular meeting of parliamentarians from the SI political family attending the IPU Assembly, on 24 March...
13 March 2013
To mark the 6th Anniversary of the party Un Nuevo Tiempo in Venezuela, and in their designated year for political education, the Secretary General of the Socialist International, Luis Ayala, delivered a talk on the history and ideological foundations of social democracy, and of the Socialist International as a political model, offering as well his best wishes to a Venezuela in transition...