“The migration problem is global and needs global responses.”

SANTIAGO DE CHILE, November 14 (EFE).- Adela Cortina, professor emeritus of ethics and political philosophy at the University of Valencia, said Tuesday at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile, that “the migration problem is global and needs responses.” International”.

The prominent Spanish philosopher gave a keynote lecture on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations regional organization, with a presentation entitled “Migrations, xenophobia and the moral challenges of humanity.” Reactions to Migration in Latin America and the Caribbean,” in which he called for the “democratization” of all countries to build a global community and justice.

“The goal is that in the 21st century, we end not only poverty, but also end scourges like forced migration, which cannot be solved with hospitality alone. It is not possible that there are so many more human beings suffering so badly. We need to cooperate,” Cortina stressed. .

According to Cortina, the migration issue in the region is considered “critical” and has not received much coverage. “It is not only one of the great challenges of our time, it may be the greatest challenge of our time. It is a real challenge that we must take into account because it affects all countries and can only be solved with the cooperation of all countries,” he warned.

On the other hand, he explained that in the field of moral and political philosophy a distinction is made between justice and happiness. Both are fundamental goals for human beings, but there is a central difference: “Justice is required, while happiness is a call, advice and shared reflection about what can make us happy.”

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“Happiness is fundamental to people, it is a personal matter; But justice is not personal, but social. Justice is a demand of society. A society that does not share the basic elements of what is just cannot build together. This is why we must distinguish between what is just and what is good. Issues of justice are not a personal choice, but rather a social demand. He stressed that justice is something that transactions are not based on.

Cortina is the sixth speaker to participate in the session organized to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, which was established in 1948 as one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations.

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