— 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 girls’ inclusion, and bold leadership are necessary more than ever as we seek to reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. … That was the prevailing theme of a recent conversation during the UN Foundation’s Global Dialogue on how to scale women’s leadership as the world seeks to advance our Global Goals and pursue a better and fairer world for all.”
— Amnesty International‘s Nadia Rahman writes, “Ahead of Trans Day of Remembrance, Amnesty spoke to trans people around the world about their experiences of the pandemic. Their accounts make it clear that established economic, employment, and health care systems across the world often marginalize trans people in unique ways. … Governments need to look hard at the damage the pandemic has caused to trans people and take immediate action to protect their rights.”
— Loyola Marymount University’s Global-Local Initiatives and Study Abroad offices recently “co-sponsored Global Conversations, an event presented by the Center for Global Education and Experience at Augsburg University in Minnesota.” Students and staff “were able to hear from three Central American women about social justice issues similar to those in the United States that are happening in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.”
— The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia hosted a discussion on “What to Expect from G20 Riyadh Summit” featuring Mafalda Duarte of the Climate Investment Funds, Roland Schatz of the Global Sustainability Index Institute Foundation, and Dennis Snower of the Brookings Institution: