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 that the ECLAC region is poised to make a “big push for sustainability” through a combination of economic, industrial, social, and environmental policies.

— International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda expressed concerns about election-related violence in Côte d’Ivoire, saying in a statement, “I call on all political actors and their supporters to show calm and restraint. The violence seen in Côte d’Ivoire during the first pre-election crisis of 2010 must not be repeated. Violence by any side of the political divide is not an option. Any person who commits, orders, incites, encourages or contributes in any other way to the commission of crimes referred to in the Rome Statute is liable to prosecution before the courts of Côte d’Ivoire or before the ICC.” Elections are scheduled for Saturday.

— Nigerian Senator Ike Ekweremadu has been appointed Chief Coordinator for Africa for the International Parliamentarians CongressAccording to Nigeria’s News Express, Ekweremadu “is also Nigeria’s sole member of the Malta-based International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace.”

— The United Nations Association of the United States of America has opened applications for its Spring 2021 Emerging Leadership Fellowship, which “provides professional development to UNA-USA Students and Young Professionals under 40 who commit to participating in monthly virtual discussions and leading a local SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities initiative, project, or event.” Applicants must be paid members of UNA-USA or a registered youth member.

— Democratic World Federalists Vice President Fritz Pointer has published online a 12-page essay on the separation of church and state as a global issue.

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