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By Donna Park | June 11, 2016 - 7:52am EDT
I have become the chair of Citizens for Global Solutions Action Network at a difficult time.  It was very difficult to lay off our dedicated staff at the beginning of May.  But it became clear to all the members of both Boards (Citizens for Global Solutions Education Fund and Citizens for Global Solutions Action Network) that we didn’t have a choice.  Financially we couldn’t afford their salaries.  Some of our employees [...] Read More
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
By Jennifer Welden | May 28, 2016 - 1:25pm EDT
Recently, President Obama announced the end of the arms embargo against Vietnam, “ensur[ing] that Vietnam has access to the equipment it needs to defend itself and...underscoring the commitment of the United States to a fully normalized relationship with Vietnam.” While the Obama Administration has maintained that this is not being done as a response to China’s growing military, and hold over the disputed South China Sea [...] 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
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