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Hiroshima after the bomb from UN website
By Ronald Glossop | May 29, 2016 - 9:38am EDT
Thanks to President Obama for visiting Hiroshima and thereby calling attention to the increasing horror of warfare.  The President has an important message which much of the media seems to be missing, that in the future humanity must avoid not only nuclear war but all warfare. It is past time for the world's leaders to see that the development of any kind of weapons is not the cause of war but rather the effect of [...] Read More
World Humanitarian Summit 2016
By Rene Wadlow | May 23, 2016 - 9:25pm EDT
The World Humanitarian Summit organized by the United Nations will open on 23 May 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.  The aim of the conference in the words of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon is to see what should be done “to end conflict, alleviate suffering and reduce risk and vulnerability.”  Turkey is on the front lines of the consequences of armed conflict with nearly three million refugees from Syria and Iraq as well [...] Read More
By Rene Wadlow | May 21, 2016 - 7:00am EDT
The Global Citizenship Commission (GCC) under the leadership of the former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown presented its report The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century (free PDF download) to the United Nations on 18 April 2016. The Global Citizenship Commission was created “to illuminate the ideal of global citizenship. What does it mean for each of us to be members of the global society?” The [...] Read More
CGS National Offices in Washington, DC
By Donna Park | May 20, 2016 - 7:00am EDT
Dear Citizens for Global Solutions friends, members and supporters, The boards of Citizens for Global Solutions are excited to announce a new direction for the organization -- one that reflects our current resource capacities and some difficult but realistic decisions by our volunteer leadership. Opportunities lie ahead of us, and we feel these changes will allow us to take advantage of them. Earlier this month, the [...] Read More
By Rene Wadlow | May 10, 2016 - 10:00am EDT
The protection of medical facilities and medical personnel is at the heart of the laws of war, more often called humanitarian law. On May 3, 2016, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2286 calling for greater protection for health care institutions and personnel in light of recent attacks against hospitals and clinics in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo and [...] Read More
By Jennifer Keck | May 05, 2016 - 10:00am EDT
When you think of Ethiopia, images of starving children probably come to mind. But the East African nation has come a long way since the 1984-1985 famine, which claimed over one million lives. Economic growth has increased around 10 percent annually for the past decade, putting it in line with the government's goal of becoming a "middle-income" nation by 2025. The country's "pro-poor" polices are transforming the nation [...] Read More
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