Bring Leaders Together!


By the People, For the People


Democracy is necessary to economic prosperity


An award ceremony of ex-cellence!


The future of Civil Society


An opportunity to present your country


Promoting the culture of your country


The Global Civil Solidarity, Potential for Future Growth.



General theme: search for durable solutions to overcome the current refugee crisis.

Date: November 18-21, 2021

Venue: Dhaka, Bangladesh.


About Us

The “Council for Justice, Equality and Peace” (Cojep international) created in 1999 has its head office in Strasbourg (France). Our NGO has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, UNESCO (NGO Liaison Commit-tee), the Council of Europe (Conference of NGOs) and the OECD, and is accredited to the European Parliament and to the OSCE and FRA.

We are also present with our agencies and coordinators in Asia, Africa, the Balkans, Eurasia, the Middle East and the United States. Faced with the needs of citizens, Cojep has evolved over all its years in areas such as migration, migrant status, citizenship, democratic participation, education, living together. The fight against racism and discrimination are the priorities of the Cojep movement within national and international institutions.

We have gained experience and respect over time. Today, Cojep works for universal values. We have demonstrated the importance of our role (that of civil society) in development, the strengthening of peace, justice, rights, freedoms and democracy. Our association has proven itself in these fields by becoming an accredited and respected organization by the international community.


To contribute to the democratic progress and sustainable development of developing countries. To increase their democratic and economic integration with the world. To strengthen the democratic image of developing countries and to open the way for economic in-vestments. To be a bridge for establishing strong contacts with international organizations. Providing experience and training support to non-governmental organizations of developing countries.

2021 Agenda


Message From Chairman – Ali Gedikoğlu.

« We advocate the mobilization of civil society for democracy, sustainable development, and econom-ic prosperity in Africa, Asia, and Eurasia, through Global Civil Solidarity Forums »

Civil society occupies an important place in the dialogue on development because it offers opportunities to bring communities together for collective action, mobilizing society to express its demands and express its concerns at the local, national, regional and international levels. Usually, the government of a country takes care of the basics, such as defense, education and health care. But it does not provide citizens with a way to organize themselves to do what is important to them or to express their opinions.

This is where civil society comes in. These are the groups that people form to advocate for the things they believe in and to solve problems in their communities. Societies that do not allow co-citizens to connect with each other to solve problems are less efficient and less democratic than those that do. Likewise, it is not enough to simply create or strengthen civil society organizations. We need to make sure they have an environment in which they can prosper.

The First Asian Global Civil Solidarity Forum organized by the COJEP – The Council for Justice, Equality and Peace is a call for international civil society and global solidarity. This call is a manifestation of living together without discrimination for people and nations.

The First Asian Global Civil Solidarity Forum will be attended official state representatives, scientists, politicians, diplomats, INGOs, media and national artists.

We believe that the First Asian Global Civil Solidarity Forum, which will promote the ideas of Justice, Equality, Democracy for Economic Prosperity and Peace in the world, will prove that racial, religious and national discrimination among people is unacceptable, will create opportunities for partnership and progress between people and nations.

It is also a unique opportunity to present the cultural diversity of Asia!

Dhaka, Bangladesh.


November 18-21, 2021

Capacity: 150

Topics: the search for durable solutions to overcome the current refugee crisis.

November, 18

PRESS Meeting

Note: Forum participants meeting and accommodation + Installation of stands by the partici-pants NGOs for the fair / NGOs Exhibition.

November, 19


10: 00 – 11: 00


11:00 – 13:00

Opening of the First Asian Global Civil Solidarity Forum

11:00 – 11:30

Speeches from Cojep International

Speeches and greetings of official state representatives.

11:30 – 12:15


For a fairer world: the importance of civil initiatives and the the civil solidarity forum.

Civil society, an essential ingredient of development: Sustainable growth and an international development framework – addressing poverty and inequality, building policies and programs with a human rights-based approach – cannot be achieved without people’s engagement. In our experience, development needs active and engaged individuals and communities.

Facilitating active citizenship and participation is a crucial step towards the creation of a functional democratic system, which is an essential ingredient to a sustainable development. Civil society can help in this regard, by enabling a broad and democratic debate, and by supporting people’s ability and right to choose and influence their development.

12:15 – 13:00


Official Opening and visit of the Exhibition


An exhibition of INGOs from Asian countries will be organized about their actions.


The artistic part will consist of national music and folk songs from Asian countries.

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 18:00



The role of Asian civil solidarity on the prevention of the migration crisis and on the sustainable development models.

How do the United Nations, international organizations, governments, corporate actors and a wide variety of civil society organizations and regional and global trade unions perceive the root causes of migration, global inequality and options for sustainable development?

This is one of the most pertinent political questions of the 21st century. We will examine the development of an emerging global governance on migration with the focus on roles, strategies and alliance-making of a composite transnational civil society engaged in issues of rights and the protection of migrants and their families.


For the fairer world: new models for eliminating racism and discrimination due to the migrations.

Racial discrimination still has not been banished to the history books. This vicious form of exclusion and intolerance continues to manifest itself on the sports field, in the media, on the streets, in the workplace and even in the corridors of power.

In the 50 years since the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination came into force in 1969, many of the more pernicious racial laws around the world have been eliminated, and slavery and apartheid abolished.

Unfortunately, once again, we are seeing the ugly face of racial discrimination presented in public discourse against the migrants. Combatting racism is a question of human dignity and building a fairer world.

For example in the last years in America the anti-Asian violence increase. In particular the death violently of 6 women in Georgia (March 2021) have aggrieved the situation. Tackling anti-Asian violence calls for an international response. Where States parties have violated their obligations, they can and should be held accountable.

The U.N. human rights mechanisms—primarily the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), but also others—offer a valuable framework for understanding the scope of State obligations to combat racial discrimination. They provide potential avenues for holding States parties.

It is a global issue affecting the countries of origin, the countries of transit and the countries of arrival.

According to the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, around 200 million people live outside their country of origin, which will amount to 3.1% of the world population in 2010. Estimates showed that between 1945 and 1990, the number of migrants increased by around 45 million people per year. Migrants arriving irregularly in a new country and victims of trafficking stopped by the police are often detained in administrative centers or in prisons.

According to estimates released by the Population Division, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the number of international migrants worldwide reached 272 million in 2019, an increase of 51 million from 2010.

In 2019, at the regional level, Europe welcomed the largest number of international migrants (82 million), followed by North America (59 million), North Africa and Western Asia (49 million).

However, with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the United Nations, the increase of international migrants has slowed by 27%. This disease has disrupted all forms of human mobility by closing national borders and stopping travel around the world. Currently, international migrants represent around 3.6% of the world’s population.

Although the deprivation of liberty should be a last resort under international human rights law, migrants are often detained as a routine procedure and without proper judicial safeguards. Overcrowded immigration detention centers often have poor access to healthcare, inadequate food, sanitation or safe drinking water and a lack of separate sanitation facilities for men and women. Equally, there is an increasing tendency to criminalize migration offenses, which has, in some cases, resulted in violations of migrants’ rights. Today, one of the key obstacles hindering migrants’ integration and equal access to human rights in host societies is persistent anti-migrant sentiments and discriminatory practices.

16:00 – 16:15



Regional wars, migrants, refugees, IDPs : the role of international organizations and humanitarian law on the sustainable development of Asian regions.

Even before COVID-19 hit, the Asia-Pacific region was progressing too slowly on delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prospects for success will be influenced by the region’s response and recovery strategies. Transformative approaches that will also address the climate crisis, halt environmental degradation and reduce inequalities are needed.

In September 2015, the member states of the United Nations adopted the sustainable development program, entitled Agenda 2030. This agenda embodies a vision of transforming our world by eradicating poverty and ensuring its transition to sustainable development. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals must be achieved not only by industrialized countries but by developing countries as well.

As a member of the United Nations ECOSOC system, Cojep international wishes to become a vector of interaction between the United Nations and Asia.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is based on a commitment to ‘leave no-one behind’. Meeting these ambitions will require visionary policies for inclusive development. If everyone is to benefit from economic gains, policymakers will need to reformulate their strategies and programs to ensure that those most in need benefit fairly from current and future economic and social development.

Between 1990 and 2014, GDP per capita more than doubled. This momentum has been sustained by harnessing the opportunities of globalization while also investing in human and physical capital. Rapid economic growth in turn created job opportunities and helped lift millions of people out of poverty. Nevertheless, in 2013 around 400 million people were still living in extreme poverty, with many more in vulnerable situations.

Sustainable growth and an international development framework – addressing poverty and inequality, building policies and programs with a human rights based approach – cannot be achieved without people’s engagement. Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are a key link in the accountability chain.


New social models created by migrations and the future of multiculturalism;

Ideas about the legal and political accommodation of ethnic diversity — commonly termed “multiculturalism” — emerged in the West as a vehicle for replacing older forms of ethnic and racial hierarchy with new relations of democratic citizenship. Despite substantial evidence that these policies are making progress toward that goal, a chorus of political leaders has declared them a failure and heralded the death of multiculturalism.

This popular master narrative is problematic because it mischaracterizes the nature of the experiments in multiculturalism that have been undertaken, exaggerates the extent to which they have been abandoned, and misidentifies not only the genuine difficulties and limitations they have encountered but the options for addressing these problems.

Final Speech/ Conclusion and the Family Photo.


Gala Dinner

Civil Solidarity Awards Ceremony

COJEP INTERNATIONAL gives every year COJEP AWARDS For More Democracy, More freedom, More Equality in different areas to Politicians, Academics, Journalists, Writers, Athletes, Artists, and Organizations, which work for World Peace and Human Rights.

The COJEP Awards Ceremony is a major annual event. Our aim is to reward important personalities in the struggle for justice and freedom. Since 2007, personalities from the political, artistic, sport, intellectual world or from civil society have received this prize. In 2009, the Special Prize was awarded to Ms. Micheline Calmy-Rey, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland. But also, Joseph Daul, Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Minister Philippe Richert, PACE Former President Mevlüt Cavusoglu, MEP Emine Bozkurt, Kamel Meziti, Abdal Malik, Lilian Thuram, Cyril Ritchie, Jean-Marie Heydt, Mevlut Erdinç, Mireille Fanon Mendès France, Doudou Diène, Gabriella Battaini (Deputy to the General Secretary of the Council of Europe), Ambassador Ömür Orhun, Bashy Quraishy, Mouloud Aounit or Rokhaya Diallo were among the winners for their courage and exemplary nature.

Thus, during the Forum of Civil Solidarity in Africa Cojep has the ambition to award this year the “Civil Solidarity Prizes” to important and emblematic personalities in order to encourage civil initiative for peace, justice and development.

November, 20

09:00 – 13:00

THE NGO FAIR DAY: Participating INGOs or organizations will be near their stands to present their actions. An environment for interaction and opportunities will be available during the fair.

13:00 – 14:00


15:00 – 19:00


Dhaka tour

City tour of historical and sightseeing areas around Dhaka.

November, 21

Forum closing



I had the opportunity to participate with COJEP on the issue of Security Council reforms and to learn about the great work and activities that this staff is doing on several themes.
I warmly salute their efforts and I thank them for inviting me to participate with them.
Good luck and keep it up.

Larayedh AliEx-Prime Minister of the Tunis

The conditions for implementing the Coercive Action of the Security Council no longer correspond to the new configuration of the world. It is therefore right that COJEP advocates for the UN security reform.


On this December 18 in Geneva, united by the desire to promote peace in the world, contribute to the social and economic developments of people around the world, let us ask for a reform of the United Nations Security Council!

Auguste ESSEMA

Today, December 18, 2019, the Pan-African League - UMOJA, through my voice, supports the structural reforms of the United Nations system so that there is a Peace in the World.

Henda Diogéne SENNY

We see recently in Pakistan specially in the Kashmir, people have no food, no water. Basically, they are living in a war. So, my urge is to make initiative to solve the issue.

Henda Diogéne SENNYFrom Kashmir, Pakistan

May all the people in the world have abundance, prosperity and unlimited resources to help them live to their fullest potential.

Henda Diogéne SENNYMayor Union New-Jersey

When dream is dreamt alone, it is just a dream. But when it becomes a dream of all, it becomes a reality. HWPL will achieve cessation of war and world peace, altogether!


Dedicated people coming together for the best of all humanity, there is no more important mission. Thank you all you do.

Deacon Yves Lesein CanadaCaptain

The world always needs peace and justice to live in harmony with human race.

Ralph KaderUnited Nations Chief of peace keeping operation

Wishing Peace and Justice the World - Best of choice in this most important mission!

Governor Daniel MckeeState of Rhone Island

Today is December 18,2019, as we are in Geneva, as a world peace ambassador and representative of cope to United Nations, I urge the United Nations to promote Peace, to end poverty, hunger, ensuring good health, promote gender equality, access to water and sanitation, reduce inequality for a sustainable development in the World!

Hugues SanonH.E. Ambassador

The leaders should be stop to monopolizing a segment of societies and dynamiting all segments of societies, and with this avoid marginalization.

Philip RamosAssembly member for the 6th District of the New York Assembly


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