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19.05.2020

Open letter to U.N. Secretary-General H. E. Mr. António Guterres and in copy to the U.N. General Assembly

Open letter to U.N. Secretary-General H. E. Mr. António Guterres and in copy to the U.N. General Assembly

His Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres Secretary-General United Nations Headquarters New York City Dear Mr. Secretary-General, We are writing to you as International Fellowship of Reconciliation, a global movement seeking to transform, through nonviolence, the world away from endless cycles of violence towards justice, reconciliation, and lasting peace. As… »

19.05.2020

Call: “Nobel Peace Prize for the Cuban doctors”

Call: “Nobel Peace Prize for the Cuban doctors”

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world, regardless of latitude, longitude, national borders, or levels of technological and economic development. At an unexpected speed, the virus has spread exponentially among populations, often finding the health systems of many countries unprepared, including European and North American ones. In order to… »

19.05.2020

Important Statements in the 1st Day of the 73rd World Health Assembly

Important Statements in the 1st Day of the 73rd World Health Assembly

During the first day of the 73rd World Health Assembly[1] that took place through a teleconference based in Geneva, lots of leaders of states and heads of other Organizations made important statements backing the 7 pages draft resolution[2] proposed by Albania, Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus,… »

18.05.2020

Tomás Hirsch: why I signed the letter submitted by Bernie Sanders to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank

Tomás Hirsch: why I signed the letter submitted by Bernie Sanders to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank

Together with hundreds of MPs from all over the world, I signed the letter submitted by Senator Bernie Sanders to the leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to ask these financial institutions to annul, cancel, eliminate the debt of low-income countries, as a necessary and urgent… »

18.05.2020

United in Music: A virtual charity concert to aid UNHCR’S coronavirus response

United in Music: A virtual charity concert to aid UNHCR’S coronavirus response

Orchestral musicians from 30 countries, led by Maestro Shlomo Mintz, team up for globe-spanning performance in support of the UN Refugee Agency’s COVID-19 appeal. More than 50 musicians from around the world are contributing their talents and time to a joint virtual concert performance to raise funds for UNHCR, the… »

18.05.2020

Unite against hate and violence targeting LGBTI people: UN officials

Unite against hate and violence targeting LGBTI people: UN officials

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for people everywhere to support the right to live free and equal, in line with his message for the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, observed on Sunday. The commemoration comes as the world continues to battle the… »

17.05.2020

Ellen ‘t Hoen on the initiative of a global patent pool to combat covid-19

Ellen ‘t Hoen on the initiative of a global patent pool to combat covid-19

Ellen ‘t Hoen, is a lawyer who has been advocating for public health issues for more than 30 years, specializing in policies related to the pharmaceutical industry and intellectual property. She has worked as a consultant to governments, international organizations and civil society organizations. From 2009 to 2012, she joined… »

16.05.2020

Work. Democratize, Decommodify, Remediate

Work. Democratize, Decommodify, Remediate

Working humans are so much more than “resources.” This is one of the central lessons of the current crisis. Caring for the sick; delivering food, medication, and other essentials; clearing away our waste; stocking the shelves and running the registers in our grocery stores – the people who have kept… »

16.05.2020

A New World Is Possible … If We Act Collectively Now!

A New World Is Possible … If We Act Collectively Now!

By Mauricio Alvarez Our planet is in a process of accelerated degradation which could lead to the collapse of our civilization, if we do not take collective action now. Despite the recent increase in publications on this subject, the origin of this change, which some call Anthropocene (1), dates back… »

15.05.2020

Sanders and Omar Lead 300+ Global Lawmakers in Call to Protect Developing Countries from Economic Ruin

Sanders and Omar Lead 300+ Global Lawmakers in Call to Protect Developing Countries from Economic Ruin

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) led more than 300 international lawmakers across two dozen countries in a letter to the leadership of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today, calling on the international financial institutions to cancel low-income countries’ debt in response to… »

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