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Andreas Bummel
By Donna Park | May 06, 2018 - 6:39pm EDT
On Saturday, May 12 the Citizens for Global Solutions and Workable World Trust National Online Video Book Club will hear a presentation from Andreas Bummel co-founder and Director of Democracy Without Borders and of the International Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly. After Andreas' presentation there will be a discussion about the idea of establishing a World Parliamentary Assembly at the UN to [...] Read More
SC lifts Liberia Sanctions May 2016 UN Photo Manuel Elias
By David Oughton | April 18, 2018 - 3:06pm EDT
A major criticism of the proposal to create a world government is that sometimes government brings oppression by concentrating power in the hands of a small group of people.  A world government could lead to a world dictator.  Since two-thirds of all countries have experienced some kind of military coup, what is to prevent this from happening in a world federation?  After all, Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany in a [...] Read More
UN Security Council Chamber
By Shodai Inose | March 21, 2018 - 5:38pm EDT
According to the United Nations, the UN Security Council was designed “for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the Charter, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions.” Of the 15 Security Council members, only 5 are permanent members: these nations are the United States, United Kingdom, France, China, and Russia. These 5 members [...] Read More
Syria Crisis Photo from www.usaid.gov
By Rene Wadlow | February 26, 2018 - 2:39pm EST
A recent wave of fighting in Syria, especially in the Eastern Ghouta zone near Damascus  and in Afrin, a largely Kurdish area near the frontier with Turkey has highlighted the violations of humanitarian international law. After multiple delays to reach agreement with the Russian ambassador, the U.N. Security Council on Saturday 24 February adopted a resolution for a 30-day ceeasefire "without delay" in Syria.  The truce [...] Read More
R2P
By Charles Marsh | February 19, 2018 - 10:10pm EST
Among the core functional norms of the international political system, a responsibility to protect the individual has been conspicuously lacking. From the apathetic response of the global community to mass murders to the acceptance of “collateral damage” as an everyday cost of war, the value of human life is permanently and consistently rated as less important than the preservation and advancement of state sovereignty.   [...] Read More
Olympic Rings On Map of World
By Rene Wadlow | February 15, 2018 - 9:54pm EST
The holding of the Winter Olympics in  South Korea from 9 to 25 February followed by the Paralympics 9 to 18 March may be an an opportunity to undertake negotiations in good faith to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula and to establish, or re-establish, forms of cooperation between the two Korean governments. Such negotiations in good faith would be in the spirit of what is known as the "Olympics Truce".  Truce in [...] Read More

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