The International Conference of the World Federation of Trade Unions entitled “The challenges of the countries of North Africa and Middle East. The role of the Trade Union Movement. Solidarity to the Palestinian People and the struggle of the Swazi people” was conducted on the 13th and 14th of September 2011 in Strasbourg, France.
Representatives of trade union organizations from Libya, Algeria, Palestine, Iran, South Africa, Senegal, RD Congo, France, Portugal, Greece, Peru, Cuba, India, Sudan and the International Confederation of the Arab Trade Unions (ICATU) etc. participated in the International Conference of WFTU and unanimously agreed on resolutions regarding the developments in Libya, Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Swaziland.
The important and interesting interventions of all the participants condemned the imperialist intervention in the area of North Africa and Middle East and demanded the end of the invasions and the need for the people to decide on their own for their present and future.
The role of the USA, the NATO, the EU and the imperialist character of Israel were denounced, while the representatives of the international working class aligned with the International Campaign of WFTU for the recognition of the Palestinian State on the 1967 boarders and the end of the Israeli occupation in the Arab territories and demanded democratic social and trade union rights and freedoms for all the people in the Arab Region.In solidarity with the struggle of the Swazi people, the International Conference of WFTU agreed on a resolution in solidarity with the Swazi cause for the end of monarchy, the establishment of a multiparty democracy with the direct unbanning of the political parties, the release of those imprisoned and the return of those in exile.