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30 november 2020

— Ella Hopkins writes at openDemocracy that the G20’s continued failure to act on debt cancellation is particularly harmful to women: “As schools closed and national lockdowns shut down access to essential services, women were left to fill the gaps in childcare and care for sick family members. Women and girls’ unpaid and underpaid care and domestic […]

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27 november 2020

— The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Health Organization, and the World Organisation for Animal Health have launched the One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance. According to the WHO, “the group will harness the leadership and influence” of “world-renowned figures to catalyze global attention and action to preserve antimicrobial medicines and avert the disastrous consequences of […]

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26 november 2020

— The United Nations Association of the United States of America runs an online profile of UNA Greater Lansing Chapter member Ronald Quejas-Risdon, an author and United Nations peacekeeper, who spent “20 years on various field assignments around the world, living in Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan, and New York City” for the UN. — Roger Kotila of the World Constitution and Parliament […]

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25 november 2020

— African Union President Moussa Faki Mahamat and Peace and Security Commissioner Smaїl Chergui visited Mali last week to meet with leaders regarding the government transition there. The mission also met the signatory parties to the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali. Mahamat lauded the progress of the implementation of the transition. — The United Nations Foundation‘s Michelle Milford Morse writes, “Women’s and […]

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24 november 2020

— Earth Constitution Institute President Glen T. Martin writes at his blog, “By designing a world in which every person is first and foremost a citizen under the Earth Federation with universal rights and duties; by designing a world to be a peace system, justice system, and sustainability system, we are simultaneously designing a world that empowers and […]

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23 november 2020

— Citizens for Global Solutions concluded its 2020 National Convention Friday evening with presentations by Glen Martin of the World Constitution and Parliament Association, and Israeli peace activist Shimri Zameret, as well as discussions of CGS programs. — David Langness writes at BahaiTeachings.org, “One of the primary promises of the Baha’i revelation — the establishment of […]

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20 november 2020

— Italian Member of the European Parliament Sandro Gozi, in a piece at HuffingtonPost.it that is republished by the Union of European Federalists, criticizes Hungary and Poland for distancing themselves from the human rights requirements of the European Union treaties, writing, “If you ask to join a club, you respect the rules that all members have given themselves. If you don’t like […]

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19 november 2020

— The Citizens for Global Solutions Annual Convention got underway Wednesday evening in virtual Zoom format with presentations by CGS’s Bob Flax and Donna Park, Anji Manivannan of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, and veteran world federalism activist Jerry Tetalman, among others. The convention continues Thursday at 2230 UTC with presentations by representatives of the Center for UN Constitutional […]

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18 november 2020

— The United Nations General Assembly has concluded its debate on Security Council reform, with delegates “calling for limits on the use of the veto by its permanent members and improved geographical distribution, particularly for Africa, on the 15‑member organ tasked with upholding international peace and security.” Namibian Ambassador to the UN Neville Melvin Gertze said, “It is […]

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17 november 2020

— The European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation are taking applications for the 2021 Charlemagne Youth Prize, awarded to those ages 16-30 who are “working on a project with a European dimension. … The three winning projects will be chosen from 27 projects nominated by national juries in each EU country. The first prize is €7,500, second prize €5,000 and […]