World Congress 2007 - World Relations, Europe and CIS (former Soviet Union)
The 9th World Congress of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) took place in Belgium, in mid January. The event was attended by delegates and visitors from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, England and Wales, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela. Unfortunately, the denial of visas meant delegates from Kashmir and Kazakhstan could not attend.
The congress lasted one week and discussed the main issues facing the working class internationally and the tasks for the CWI.
All participants agreed the Congress was excellent - one of the best ever international CWI gatherings, which showed the growing influence of the CWI across the world.
The main Congress discussions were on World Relations and the World Economy, Europe, CIS, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Building the CWI.
The CWI is a democratic, socialist international organisation. During the Congress, documents and resolutions were discussed, amended where necessary, and then voted on. Also a new CWI Executive Committee was elected.
In December socialistworld.net published the initial draft Congress documents on World Relations and Europe, along with a resolution on the situation in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States - the loose alliance of countries that made up most of the former Soviet Union). During the Congress these documents were subject to debate, discussion and amendment. Below, we publish the final version of these texts, agreed at the 9th World Congress of the CWI.
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