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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 Haftar, writing that “Libyan society faces large and complex issues in order to create a stable administrative structure of government” but “the first priority in the U.N.-led negotiations was to reach a ceasefire. We must hope that it will hold and that discussions on constitutional structures will follow.”

— In an op-ed published in Florida’s Columbia County Observer, Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing of the Center for Peace and Global Governance writes, “One lesson that the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing global economic recession have taught us: we live in a world so interconnected and interdependent it has effectively become a single organism. … Now, more than ever, we need to have an infrastructure of global governance that includes a world legislature that has democratic legitimacy, allowing for the voices of people of all nations to be adequately heard in frank and respectful consultation.”

— United Nations Association of the United States of America Youth Observer to the UN Dustin Liu writes about his experiences at the 75th UN General Assembly, writing, “Young people understand global issues because they are being impacted by these same issues every day. During UNGA, I was reminded of how young people bring the energy, innovation, creativity and wisdom we need to achieve the [Sustainable Development Goals]. … We need to center youth voices because they are already leading important work on these global issues. Imagine what we can achieve when we work together.”

— The World Resources Institute has announced the release of a new report, A Time for Transformative Partnerships: How Multistakeholder Partnerships Can Accelerate the UN Sustainable Development Goals, that “examines the role of partnerships among governments, businesses and civil society to bring about transformative change and reach the SDGs. WRI authored the report with contributions from P4G, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and [the] World Economic Forum (WEF).”

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