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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 Association writes at Earth Federation News, “The Center for UN Constitutional Research (CUNCR) based in Brussels is a leading edge think tank challenging the notion that the United Nations Charter cannot be revised or replaced. The Charter’s flaws are serious. CUNCR along with Democratic World Federalists (DWF), the World Constitution & Parliament Association — India (WCPA-India), and the Earth Constitution Institute (ECI) have launched THE SAN FRANCISCO PROMISE, a plan to have the UN General Assembly review the defective, obsolete UN Charter. The goal? A ‘new UN’ using the Earth Constitution as a guide and model to fix the Charter, or replace it.”

— The Arms Control Association will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 1, at 1730 UTC. Speakers will include UN Under-Secretary-General Izumi Nakamitsu and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

— Amjad Ahmad of the Atlantic Council‘s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East looks at “How the Biden Administration Will Impact Middle East Economies,” writing that “the region should expect an economic dividend from Biden’s win.” The United States President-elect’s positions on COVID-19 pandemic coordination and cooperation, energy market regulation and environmental protections, and tactics towards China “should provide a more conducive business environment for Middle East economies, which is a key component of long-term regional transformation.”

— The Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program held an Alumni Virtual Reunion over the past weekend:

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