— The United Nations Foundation said in a statement, “The United Nations Foundation congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their historic victory. In this election more Americans cast votes than in any election in a century, and Vice President-elect Harris becomes the first woman and person of color to hold this title in our country’s history. President-elect Biden has been a long-time ally of the United Nations, a believer in the UN’s mission and its value to the American people. … There is hard work in the days ahead, and we may well face setbacks. But we now have a historic opportunity as a nation to reset our course — to renew and rebuild at home, and to restore our leadership abroad.”
— On its website, the United Nations Association of the United States of America profiles its Northern New Jersey, Princeton/Trenton Area, and Southern New Jersey chapters, which hosted “an event on the global pursuit to advance human rights” last month. Northern New Jersey Chapter Human Rights Committee Chair Gina Damasco “was inspired to hold a conference on these issues after hearing about how NGO workers have not been able to travel and monitor human rights violations because of the pandemic.” Princeton/Trenton Area Chapter President Brian Potter said, “Collaboration on an event like this was absolutely necessary, this couldn’t have happened alone.”
— Parliamentarians for Global Action praises equality and non-discrimination legislation advancing in the legislature of the Dominican Republic. The legislation was referred to the legislature’s Human Rights Commission by Deputy Juan Dionicio Rodríguez Restituyo, a member of PGA.
— B’nai B’rith Director of United Nations and Intercommunal Affairs David J. Michaels is calling on the United Nations — “the closest humanity has to a world parliament” — to “fully and proactively embrace, not trail behind, a new paradigm of cooperation and commonality instead of grievance and partisanship. The Security Council and General Assembly can begin by formally saluting the recent widening of the circle of friendship between Israel and its neighbors.”
— In a six-minute video, Young World Federalists marks its first anniversary: