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World Social Forum 2024 concludes in Kathmandu



Kathmandu, Feb 19: The World Social Forum (WSF) 2024 concluded here today with a solidarity march involving diverse participants in Kathmandu.

The 16th edition of the WSF that kicked off on last Thursday had also begun with a solidarity march. During the five-day event, over 50,000 participants from over 1400 organizations of 98 countries marked their attendance virtually and in person in various concurrent events, said Nepal Organizing Committee of the WSF 2024.

Various thematic panels, self-organized activities, cultural programmes and activities aimed at providing networking opportunities and collaborative actions as well as fostering discussions and formulating strategies for a more equitable and sustainable future, according to the press statement issued by the Committee.

Participants deliberated on a wide range of pressing issues including economic inequality, social justice, climate justice, citizen engagement, right to information, labor, migration, caste-based discrimination, gender equality, peace and sustainable development among others, read the press statement.

The event came to a conclusion with 60 declarations from organizations worldwide pledging to collaborate towards realization of another, fairer and more just world, said the Committee.

Expressing gratitude towards Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the UN, who expressed his support in his solidarity message to the WSF 2024, the Committee also extended its thankfulness to all those organizations including the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and individuals contributing towards making the event a success.

The theme for this edition of WSF 2024 was ‘Another World is Possible’.

It may be noted that WSF began in 2001 as an alternative to the World Economic Forum that is held annually in Davos, Switzerland. RSS


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