Appeal of the International Secretariat of the WFSW to the affiliated organisations Download pdf Document   UNESCO has just launched a “call for contributions for a revision” of the Recommendation concerning the condition of scientific workers adopted in 1974. From now until November 1, 2014 comments may be addressed to UNESCO, which will publish them… read more →

27 Jul 2014
July 27, 2014

Statement of the WFSW on Gaza

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For two weeks now, thousands of raids by air, land and sea have sown daily panic in Gaza and have killed more than 1000 persons (by July 27th, 2014), mostly civilians, particularly women and children. The suffering inflicted on the population of Gaza is intolerable. This is added to the virtual imprisonment of a million.. read more →

The World Federation of Scientific Workers (WFSW) expresses its profound concern over the building-up of regional armed conflicts in different parts of the world where extreme violence and the seemingly irreconcilable positions of the opposing parties lead to unacceptable human sufferings and a terrible destruction of human life, means of production and economies. Following the.. read more →

The whole world faces a twofold challenge : to redefine the relations between human beings and our planet, and relations among human beings The situation is urgent! Global warming, waste, depletion of natural resources, pollution— all these factors cause or aggravate the scourges affecting hundreds of millions of human beings, including in the rich countries:.. read more →

10 Feb 2014
February 10, 2014

Greece : an unacceptable shock treatment

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Call of the French trade unions of the World Federation of Scientfic Workers read more →

Historically, the development of knowledge in each country has been mainly based on university institutions and various permanent research institutes such as academies, institutes, public research centres and laboratories, etc. Nowadays, the control and channeling of research systems constitute a priority for governments, agencies, or intergovernmental institutions (OECD, etc.). These objectives are explicitly described in.. read more →

12 Sep 2013
September 12, 2013

Declaration of WFSW on the Energy question

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Energy presents major international challenges, in particular in terms of access to fundamental social rights, the environment, and geopolitical tensions and conflicts. Faced with a deep economic, social and ecological crisis linked to types of production and consumption and to the imbalances between the North and the South, we must move toward a sustainable economic.. read more →

Analyzing the numerous decisions of meetings of labor collectives and workers of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), expressions of majority of members of the Academy and opinion of the international community, the delegates of the 21st General Assembly of WFSW consider that the bill in its current form will: – lead to the liquidation.. read more →

Declaration of the World Federation of Scientific Workers read more →

The result of the Copenhagen Climate Conference caused great disappointment and much worry in a large part of public opinion. In its fourth report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provided the figures indicating the CO2 emission reduction that must be achieved in order to stop a dangerous climate trend. This conference ended with.. read more →