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10 may 2021

Tarunabh Khaitan of Melbourne Law School writes in a blog post republished on the Democracy Without Borders website that the Global Summit for Democracy that U.S. President Joe Biden has promised to host must include opposition leaders, not just those in power: “The official tasked with sending out the invites to the Democracy Summit will have quite the dilemma on her hands: does she […]

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7 may 2021

The Christian foreign policy publication Providence, under the headline “World Community And The Folly Of World Government: What Reinhold Niebuhr Said,” republishes a 1946 essay in which theologian Niebuhr “responds to a petition calling on President Harry Truman to create a constitutional convention so that the United States could create a world government. The father of Christian […]

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6 may 2021

Toward Freedom’s Charlotte Dennett reviews The World is My Country, currently airing on United States public television stations, calling it “a stunning new film about World Citizen Garry Davis.” Dennett writes that the film is “a David v. Goliath story that both educates and entertains while preparing us to think that we might just be able to change the world. […]

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5 may 2021

In an Inter Press Services joint op-ed marking the United Nations International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, Andreas Bummel of Democracy Without Borders, Mandeep Tiwana of CIVICUS, and Caroline Vernaillen of Democracy International write in part, “The need for inclusive and democratic global governance to support the three founding pillars of the UN — peace and security, human […]

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4 may 2021

The Forward project, which is “running progressive primaries to find a people-backed candidate to run for [United Nations] Secretary-General this year,” says it has “secured the participation of two highly qualified women to run on a ticket for the roles of Secretary-General, and Deputy Secretary-General”: former Ecuadorian Acting President Rosalía Arteaga and Argentinian legislator Paula María Bertol, respectively. Read full article Lawrence Wittner writes at […]

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3 may 2021

The We The Peoples campaign for inclusive global governance was officially launched on April 23. The campaign, launched by a group of more than 100 civil society organizations, calls for “the creation of the instrument of a World Citizens’ Initiative which enables people to put forward proposals on key issues of global concern for discussion and further action at the […]