Global solidarity and the responsibility of young people


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This article addresses the issue of global solidarity and responsibility of young people from an ethics perspective. In a world of injustice, global solidarity is needed to protect the human rights of all and to help in times of need. Success of this solidarity requires infrastructures that help young people act in solidarity by facilitating, pooling, and coordinating activities in the form of structured volunteer programmes, for instance.

Being valuable, there is a political responsibility to expand them. The extension of European solidarity to global solidarity results from the universal claim of human rights, which do not end at national borders.

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Gottfried Schweiger
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Gottfried Schweiger is a political philosopher working at the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research of the University of Salzburg, Austria.

His research focuses on poverty, migration, and childhood.

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