Press release. UnescoRILA Partnership Statement 

UnescoRILA Partnership Statement 

 Unesco Chair for Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts (UnescoRILA) based at the University of Glasgow, is delighted to partner on the people’s summit. The goals of the partnership chime especially strongly with our work in MIDEQ (Migration for Development and Equality).  Our work looks at and explores multilingual research, creative resistance and well-being, all vital components of a new Eco-Social World. We are all radically dependent on one another: we must include creativity and creative resistance in our ways of working.  

 The new Eco-Social World will be built by politicians, but also by ‘poet-icians’.  

 You can find out more about UnescoRILA at   

Professor Alison Phipps, Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies and UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow. 

Press release:   World Leaders Invited to Join Global Mass Movement for Eco-Social Change 

 People across the globe are inviting world leaders to join them in working together towards creating a new eco-social world as we emerge from the pandemic. The people’s summit ‘Co-Building a New Eco-social World: Leaving No One Behind´ takes place next June (see Co-Building a New Eco-Social World – Online Global Conference, 29th June to 2nd July 2022 ( Through our representative organisations, 100s of millions of people have already committed to co-designing and co-building a sustainable world where all people live with trust, confidence, security and feel that they belong. 

 The summit partners include the world’s trade unions, health sectors, Faith Invest network, global student bodies, international social work, United Nation’s agencies, social movements, academic/educational networks and many others. This is an opportunity for everyone to get involved in building sustainable shared futures.  

 The people’s summit is a part of a process that has already begun with social movements and agencies worldwide calling for equality and sustainability. The summit partners who are connected with many of these movements come from different perspectives and cultures. They have already removed traditional barriers and have engaged together with a common vision. The summit partners have collectively agreed on a set of principles and values as a starting point to inspire new ideas and contributions. These aim to represent diverse cultures, philosophies, and interests across the world. They will steer us forward in our tasks of developing globally shared principles and values for a new eco-social world that leaves no one behind.  

 These include: 

  •  Buen Vivir*, love and care of people and the planet, responsibilities and rights. 
  • Respect, dignity, harmony and justice 
  • Diversity, belonging, reciprocity and equity 
  • Ubuntu**, togetherness and community 

Come and join us. Anyone can be a part of this, the registration is now open, and we want your contributions in this mass movement for change. Join the Co-Building a New Eco-social World: Leaving No One Behind people´s summit here 

  *Buen Vivir –a social philosophy drawing on South American indigenous belief systems that describes a way of life and a form of development that sees social, cultural, environmental, and economic issues working together and in balance, not separately and hierarchically as at present. 

**Ubuntu – an indigenous African philosophy based on people’s interdependency and interconnectedness with their environment; I am because we are.