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Around one hundred delegates from different Caritas organisations are taking part in the World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal, from 6 to 11 February. Credits: Secours Catholique

Around one hundred delegates from different Caritas organisations are taking part in the World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal, from 6 to 11 February. Credits: Secours Catholique

Around one hundred delegates from different Caritas organisations are taking part in the World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal, from 6 to 11 February.

Almost 70,000 people from all over the world will gather in Dakar to share their experiences and think about how to create a better world.

Since its creation in 2001 in Porto Alegre, the World Social Forum has provided civil society movements from all over the world with an open space for debate, the exchange of experiences and the development of propositions. It has been created as a social alternative to the World Economic Forum that takes places every year in Davos, Switzerland.

Caritas fights for the rights of the poorest, climate justice and migrants’ rights through advocacy actions targeted at international organisations, its participation at events and conferences like the World Social Forum and the World Economic Forum and through the organisation of its own conferences.

At the World Social Forum, Caritas Internationalis has held a workshop on Climate change and forced migration and several national Caritas members have also contributed to the forum through conferences and workshops.

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