Home

Updates and News

Students at Peace Bell for International Peace Day
By Lawrence Wittner | September 19, 2017 - 8:26pm EDT
Has nationalism captured the hearts and minds of the world’s people? It certainly seems to have emerged as a powerful force in recent years.  Trumpeting their alleged national superiority and hatred of foreigners, political parties on the far right have made their biggest political advances since the 1930s.  After the far right’s startling success, in June 2016, in getting a majority of British voters to endorse Brexit― [...] Read More
A dog in Greenland
By Shodai Inose | September 05, 2017 - 4:14pm EDT
Scientists have projected that the Earth’s oceans could rise by between 2 and 5 feet within the next 80 years. This will prove to be detrimental for citizens of island nations, such as the people of Kiribati and especially the inhabitants of the Maldives. The Maldives is the lowest-lying nation in the world; this means that if seas were to rise just 3 feet, the whole nation would cease to exist. Without homes, the people [...] Read More
World's Largest Lesson
By Charles Marsh | August 29, 2017 - 6:00am EDT
In 2015, the world community decided upon 17 Sustainable Development Goals, themselves containing 169 separate targets. These goals range from elimination of poverty to tackling climate change, but they all share a common intention; by the time they are completed, ideally in 2030, the world will be fairer, cleaner, and more sustainable than ever before. To try and raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals, the [...] Read More
World Parliament Now
By Donna Park | August 17, 2017 - 10:59am EDT
This year please join citizens from around the world in demanding the creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) to bring global democracy to discussion of global concern.  The UNPA will inject fresh ideas in UN debates by bringing together democratically elected leaders to address issues that concern citizens worldwide. It will add an important democratic dimension to UN governance and contribute to developing a [...] Read More
Brexit
By Charles Marsh | August 08, 2017 - 9:52am EDT
The initial news of Brexit was greeted with dismay by a majority of people with a liberal internationalist outlook, myself included. Most saw it as a serious setback for the European Union (E.U.), with some even hailing it as the beginning of the end for the bloc. However, in the aftermath of this event, we are beginning to see a different picture emerging. The immediate after effect was not a propagation of nationalist [...] Read More
Keep the internet open
By | August 03, 2017 - 2:21pm EDT
In 2012, the Human Rights Council of the United Nations determined that a connection to the internet is a human right. Among other things, the resolution encourages nations without widespread internet coverage to improve access for all citizens. The resolution also condemns any attempt to impede free speech online. The resolution was updated and unanimously adopted again in 2014 and then again in 2016, demonstrating that [...] Read More
Global Citizen - Definition
Citizens for Global Solutions
Twitter