Send your greetings and messages to FOCUS

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Transnational Institute

Congratulations to our sister org Focus on the Global South for 20 years of radical thinking and transformative politics!

From Polaris Institute

Congrats to Focus on the Global South on 20 years of amazing energy and action for social justice!

From Asienhaus

We send our congratulations for the tremendous work done in the past 20 years. Focus has been for all of us a wonderful cooperation partner, a source of ideas, analysis and political inspiration. We are sure that this conference will again be a contribution to all of this. Wishing you a lot of success.

Uwe, on behalf of Stiftung Asienhaus and its friends, supporters and activists

From Assembly of the Poor

ON THE SPECIAL OCCASION OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOCUS ON THE GLOBAL SOUTH, ASSEMBLY OF THE POORWOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR SINCERE CONGRATULATION TO YOU.

DURING THE PAST 2 DECADES, FOCUS ON THE GLOBAL SOUTH IS ALWAYS A GOOD FRIEND, HELPING US IN MANY WAYS IN OUR STRUGGLES TO ESTABLISH POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR THE POOR IN THAILAND.

FOR THE DECADES TO COME, WE WISH YOU STRENGTH AND HAPPINESS TO CONTINUE YOUR VALUABLE WORK FOR THE BENEFITS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE WORLD.

Municipal Services Project

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary celebrations for Focus on the Global  South, we wish to express our deepest respect and continued support for the  important action-research work that your group is doing in Asia and throughout the world. It is an inspiration to many!

We are not able to be present in Manila for the Peoples’ Alternatives in Asia conference, but want to thank you for your important contributions to debates on the future of public services as part of the Municipal Services Project and look forward to many more years of friendship and collaboration.

From Imtiaz Muqbil

Today, more than ever, there is greater need than ever for “alternative perspectives” to become a critical part of the mainstream discourse. NGOs like Focus on the Global South have every reason to hold their head high for being right on just about every count — from opposing the 2003 attack on Iraq to combating the party-line theories on “free-markets”. Global policy-makers know deep down that FGS got it right; they are just too embarrassed to admit they themselves were wrong. Keep up the good work, and best wishes from a diehard supporter in Bangkok.

From Global Justice Now

Focus on the Global South has over the course of 20 years consistently presented critical perspectives on globalisation, governance and development, grounded in its commitment to social, economic, ecological and gender justice, peoples’ democracy and plurality. At the same time, it has used its resources and skills to support peoples’ struggles and to help create and build spaces where peoples’ voices can be heard.
Huge amounts of respect and solidarity from Global Justice Now as you enter your third decade and we look forward to continue learning from you and drawing inspiration from you.
Our blog celebrating your twenty year history: http://www.globaljustice.org.uk/blog/2015/aug/10/twenty-years-ever-inspiring-focus-global-south