State of Civil Society Report 2020 high­lights need of UN reform

The annual State of Civil Society Report from the international alliance of civil society organizations CIVICUS has produced results which are reminiscent of their preceding reports, as well as findings from other…

Ryan Whyte | 31.07.2020
The UN at 75: New report promotes innovations for global governance

In a new report, “UN 2.0: Ten Innovations for Global Governance 75 Years beyond San Francisco,” the Stimson Center, a think tank based in Washington D.C., highlights ten proposals for making…

Peter Orvetti | 30.07.2020
An alliance of democracies: with the US or for the US?

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called for “a new grouping of like-minded nations, a new alliance of democracies” against China. The US has raised this idea before: in…

Sven Biscop | 28.07.2020
UN chief calls for “a new model for global governance”

In what The Guardian newspaper called “his most stinging speeches to date”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the global crisis of inequality as “a growing threat to our future” that…

DWB | 20.07.2020
A Latin American court against transnational organized crime

Transnational organised crime, in short TOC, is a growing problem that represents a global threat to human development, security and democracy. Organized crime groups operate increasingly across borders and spread…

Rodrigo Hazaff | 30.06.2020
After COVID, time to consider a UN parliament and a world federation

Former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been leading calls for the formation of a temporary global government to deal with the dual medical and economic threat posed to the…

Kenichi Suzuki | 29.06.2020
Democracy is under threat and must be defended, global statement warns

More than 500 political, civil leaders, nobel laureates and leading pro-democracy institutions from across the world, among them over sixty former heads of state and government, have signed a joint…

DWB | 25.06.2020
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