Monday, July 09, 2007

Jos van Gennip reflects on the outcomes of the SID Conference

The Hague, 7 July. An in depth discussion on MDGs; a realistic perception of Europe entering a new outward looking phase on the global scene; demands for a new vision in international relations: According to SID Vice President Jos van Gennip, these are some significant results of discussions at the recent SID International Conference.

In particular, van Gennip underlines the need for a new holistic approach to the global problems we face. This vision can best be described as convivencia, which is more than merely 'living together', but entails a quest for mutual comprehension, understanding and solidarity among different countries and different civilisations.

Read also Jos van Gennip opening speech.

See more Euforic stories from the SID conference.

story by Pier Andrea Pirani