30 september 2020

— The summer edition of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy’s international journal Mondial, with special content from Citizens for Global Solutions, is now available online. This issue contains articles entitled “Artificial Intelligence and Global Governance“, “Surviving Dystopia: World Federalism Eclipsed“, and “The UN at 75: The world planned a party… Then the coronavirus showed up“, among others.

— In a message to the Group of Friends of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in part, “It is heartening to see how an ambitious initiative launched in 2005 by the late Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has grown to become an important tool for conflict prevention through its work promoting interreligious and intercultural dialogue. This progress would not have been possible without the substantive support of Spain and Turkey, the co-sponsors of the Alliance, and the community of the Group of Friends.”

— At openDemocracy, David Adler calls for “A Global Green New Deal,” writing that while “some piecemeal proposals have been made in the name of international cooperation towards averting climate catastrophe,” these “offer too little, too late.” A Global Green New Deal “will offer a roadmap out of austerity towards a greener future, adopting many of the ideas of the Green New Deal for Europe.”

— openDemocracy is hiring an administrative assistant, with a London resident preferred but with the position based from home for the rest of 2020. The salary is £24,000-£30,000, dependent on experience.

— The UN75 Virtual 5K Race will take place October 17-31, a “5K event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.” Registrants “will receive a custom 5K for UN Day Medal! The event is sponsored by the United Nations Association of New York and a portion of the proceeds will go to a local NYC food bank.”

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