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30 october 2020

— Glen T. Martin of the World Constitution and Parliament Association argues in a blog post that humankind “cannot have universal dignity, common humanity, and inalienable rights, and then somehow assume that our duty to the community that made these possible can be served through participating in divisive, violent, and conflictive behavior within that human community.” Martin says The Constitution […]

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29 october 2020

— Global Security reports that nations represented at the recent session of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) “have called for COVID-19 recovery to be guided by the principles of inclusive development, equality and sustainability.” ECLAC this week released Building a New Future: Transformative Recovery with Equality and Sustainability, a 235-page report making the case […]

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28 october 2020

— The World Citizens Association of Australia has uploaded its Winter 2020 briefing to its website. The seven-page issue includes a column by WCAA President Chris Hamer and updates on world federalist activity in Australia and worldwide. — On the Association of World Citizens website, René Wadlow examines the cease-fire agreement in Libya between the Government of National Accord and the forces of Field Marshal Khalifa […]

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time for a World Party?

Media, commerce, entertainment, and activism have gone increasingly international, but the world’s political parties still stubbornly stop at the planet’s arbitrary political borders. This makes sense; political parties are intended to compete for roles in governments, and there are no elected governments beyond the national level. But many issues cross international boundaries, and there have […]

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27 october 2020

— Parliamentarians for Peace, launched earlier this month by Open Diplomacy and the Normandy World Peace Forum, has released a Peace Policy Platform. Democracy Without Borders says on its website, “The group’s intention is to identify and promote ‘key policy solutions which work towards peace’ across borders and political boundaries. As the document’s five principles testify, securing peace in their understanding is […]

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26 october 2020

— Sundeep Waslekar of the Strategic Foresight Group writes in the Times of India that while the achievements of the United Nations in its first 75 years — “including eradicating smallpox in 1980, mobilizing nations to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014, and its role in negotiating over 170 peace settlements in regional conflicts since its inception” — […]

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23 october 2020

— The Bahá’í International Community released A Governance Befitting: Humanity and the Path Toward a Just Global Order in connection with the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. According to the Bahá’í World News Service, Fergus Watt of World Federalist Movement-Canada “highlights how the concept of unity presented in the statement is one ‘that embraces diversity of national, legal, cultural, and political […]

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22 october 2020

— World federalists are invited to join the Young World Federalists Discord server to meet and interact with colleagues and allies from around the world. John Vlasto of Democracy Without Borders writes, “If you don’t already have a Discord account, you will be prompted to create one — it’s very simple. Once you are on the platform, look on the […]

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21 october 2020

— The United Nations Association of the United States of America has announced its 2020 award recipients: UNA Los Angeles Chapter President Jillian Boardman, Advocate of the Year; UNA Whittier Chapter President Bianca Salgado, Young Leader of the Year Award; UNA Connecticut Chapter President Joseph Baxer, Arnold Goodman Lifetime Achievement Award; UNA Broward County Chapter, Community Chapter of Excellence Award; UNA Arizona State University Chapter, Campus Chapter […]

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20 october 2020

— The Atlantic Council says in a news release that Estonia President Kersti Kaljulaid on Monday virtually convened the heads of state of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia, as well as representatives of the European Union, Germany, and the United States, for a summit on the Three Seas Initiative. According to the Atlantic Council, […]