Solidarity, generally defined as common action based on mutual human support, is the central topic of this compendium published by United Nations Development Programme and the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje. It was chosen exactly on the occasion of the upcoming commemoration of 60 years of the Skopje earthquake, marking one of the most dramatic events in the recent history of the capital of North Macedonia. The focal point of the compendium was placed on solidarity as the most critical aspect in mitigating the devastating effects of natural disasters, but also as the only human action that guides collective efforts of individuals, ethnic groups, and even entire nations under one premise – saving as many lives as possible.
However, 60 years since the Skopje earthquake is just the initial topic and the first section of the compendium. Solidarity is given a much broader meaning and context in this publication, in which five different aspects of solidarity are being analyzed – besides the aftermath of the Skopje earthquake in the first section, the second section has been devoted to the democratic and economic solidarity, the third section gives insight into diaspora issues, the fourth one analyzes solidarity through the lens of climate change while the last one speaks about solidarity and gender. A separate section is dedicated to students’ articles on solidarity, with the best students chosen to contribute and partake in this publication.
Read the publication here:
Solidarity – from overcoming crisis to sustainable development