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By Rene Wadlow | June 03, 2018 - 3:38pm EDT
There are two major issues today that the League of Nations did not have to face.  Thus when the League was reincarnated in 1945 as the United Nations, no one considered how to structure appropriate responses.  The major political issue today is the disintegration of Member States.  The second major issue is the ecological and social consequences of global warming. During the 1946-1990 Cold War, war between political [...] Read More
My Country Is The World
By | May 24, 2018 - 9:06pm EDT
By David Gallup On May 25, 1948, Garry Davis stepped out of the US Embassy in Paris, no longer a citizen of one exclusive nation, but as a citizen of the world. Why would Garry Davis, a Broadway actor and comedian who just wanted to make people laugh, give up his US citizenship in favor of world citizenship? To answer that question, I will need to take you back to the early 1940s. As a child and teenager, Garry loved [...] Read More
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

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