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18 december 2020

One World Digest will not publish for the next two weeks. Publication will resume on Monday, January 4, 2021. — Democracy Without Borders writes on its website, “According to the Japanese Parliamentary Group for World Federation, more than 100 members of the Japanese House of Representatives and the House of Councillors, the two chambers of the National Diet, […]

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17 december 2020

— On Wednesday, European Parliament President David Sassoli presented the 2020 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and Veranika Tsapkala “on behalf of the democratic opposition in Belarus, represented by the Coordination Council, an initiative of brave women and political and civil society figures.” Sassoli said, “The whole world is aware of what is happening in your country. We see your courage. We […]

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16 december 2020

— The World Federalist Movement/Institute for Global Policy is seeking a Membership Engagement and Outreach Intern. The successful candidate will be “an ambitious, energetic, and motivated student or recent graduate interested in developing their communications and profile. … The internship will be conducted remotely for 3-6 months with a monthly allowance of 150 Euros. While the internship will […]

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15 december 2020

— Rene Wadlow of the Association of World Citizens writes in Ovi Magazine, “With the death on 26 November 2020 of Sadeq Al-Mahdi, a major figure of modern Sudanese politics leaves the scene at a time of deep transitions within Sudan. … I had Sadeq Al-Mahdi as a member of the Association of World Citizens team to attend a […]

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14 december 2020

— Matteo Gorgoni writes on the Democracy Without Borders website that the October encyclical Fratelli Tutti from Roman Catholic Pope Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) calls for “a new global political order…based on the principles of subsidiarity, rule of law and a renewed trust in international cooperation.” In the Pope’s “envisioned model of global governance, every country is respected in its core sovereignty and […]

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11 december 2020

— On the Citizens for Global Solutions website, World Service Authority President David Gallup writes that this year marks both “the 25th anniversary of the Declaration of the Principles on Tolerance and the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Charter. Both Declarations and the Charter provide a framework for building unity in a diverse world. … On the anniversary of both Declarations and […]

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10 december 2020

— Members of the European Commission Committee on Foreign Affairs will on Thursday “discuss with Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani how North Macedonia is implementing EU-related reforms. MEPs are expected to follow up on North Macedonia’s efforts to improve neighbourly relations, domestic reforms and its foreign policy agenda.” On the Atlantic Council website, Dimitar Bechev and Damir Marusic write, “Western leaders — and especially those […]

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9 december 2020

— The African Union Commission, through its Women, Gender, and Development Directorate and in collaboration with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, is in the midst of “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence”. The AU Commission writes, “As we mark the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign (25 November-10 December), let […]

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8 december 2020

— The Nation reports that in an interview last week, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said “humanity’s survival will be ‘impossible’ if the United States doesn’t rejoin the Paris Agreement and achieve ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2050, as the incoming Biden administration has pledged.” Guterres said that “‘of course’ he had been in touch with […]

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7 december 2020

— Ben Donaldson writes on the Democracy Without Borders website that the process to select the next United Nations secretary-general should begin now, noting that at this point “five years ago, Mogens Lykketoft, the president of the United Nations General Assembly, was working with members of the Security Council to create the first open process to appoint the next […]