Solidarity as an ethical and political value. On the eve of the International Conference in London 2016

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher and bioethicist

Whether large-scale disasters such as natural disasters and wars require ethical principle of solidarity? Every day we are faced with harrowing images of people fleeing from the troubles that threaten their lives and dignity.  The problems of modern societies are actually ethical and bioethical, not only economically. What can be done to do so afflicted a little bit unhappy?


If we starting from the philosophical premise of David Émile Durkheim, then we have a sufficient guide for the proper treatment.  We can act according to the principle of mechanical and organic solidarityBut is that enough? It is necessary to show political willingness to solve the problem.


As announced, this week  in London will held a conference titled “The Supporting Syria and the Region conference London 2016”.  The aim of this conference is to discuss concrete steps to help with humanitarian and economic point of view improve the situation of refugees.  As stated, raising billions in financial support alone will not provide a long-term solution to this protracted humanitarian disaster.

What will be the head topics:

At the conference, leaders from countries around the world, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the private sector and civil society will come together to:

  1. Raise significant new funding to meet the immediate and longer-term needs of those affected by the crisis
  2. Provide access to education for all refugee and host community children by the end of the 2016-17 school year
  3. Create job opportunities for refugees in neighbouring countries
  4. Apply international pressure to stop obstruction and abuse, to respect humanitarian law
  5. Give people inside Syria safer healthcare, safer education, and support for the most vulnerable, especially girls and women
  6. Agree on how the international community will work together to help make Syria more stable


The co-hosts are committed to working with each other – and with international partners – to achieve that, and to support the development of an inclusive, peaceful and prosperous Syria.


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