Bertelsmann Transformation Index depicts global instability and democratic decline

Bertelsmann Transformation Index depicts global instability and democratic decline 1000 534 Charles Marsh

The 2018 edition of the Bertelsmann Transformation Index, in short BTI, published in March finds that the quality of democracy, market economy and governance has fallen to its lowest level…

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Join the Week of Action for a World Parliament from October 19-28, 2018

Join the Week of Action for a World Parliament from October 19-28, 2018 1000 588 Petter Ölmunger

Join our Global Week of Action from October 19-28 2018 and join the call for the establishment of a World Parliament that will give representation and political power to all world citizens.Climate…

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The Great Transition to Planetary Civilization

The Great Transition to Planetary Civilization 1000 578 Andrew McAllister

Published two years ago in 2016, Journey to Earthland which is available online presents a highly recommended literary exposé on the future of our planet by environmental policy activist and Tellus…

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New book “A World Parliament” presented at the European Parliament in Brussels

New book “A World Parliament” presented at the European Parliament in Brussels 1000 554 DWB

The new book A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century was presented at an event with both authors, Jo Leinen, a Member of the European Parliament, and Andreas…

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United Nations charter reform and the unfulfilled promise of San Francisco

United Nations charter reform and the unfulfilled promise of San Francisco 1000 581 Shahr-yar Sharei

The veto power in the UN Security CouncilThe Security Council (SC) of the United Nations is the organ charged with maintaining “international peace and security” and, under international law, represents…

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A World Community of Democratic Nations based on NATO and the OECD?

A World Community of Democratic Nations based on NATO and the OECD? 1000 553 Chris Hamer

The promotion of democracy has become more urgent recently, as the world seems to become a more dangerous place. The threat of nuclear war has raised its head once again.…

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New book: A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century

New book: A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century 1000 589 DWB

An event on 11 April 2018 hosted by the United Nations Correspondents Association at UN headquarters in New York marked the publication of the book A World Parliament: Governance and…

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State of Civil Society Report 2018: limitations on civic space met defiant resistance

State of Civil Society Report 2018: limitations on civic space met defiant resistance 1000 575 Jessica Lee

The international alliance of civil society organizations CIVICUS released a report on the State of Civil Society that highlighted ten different trends in 2017. According to the report, attacks on…

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Efforts for longevity must go along with strengthening global democracy

Efforts for longevity must go along with strengthening global democracy 1000 583 Didier Coeurnelle

A growing interest in life extension technology has led to investments of billions of dollars with a plethora of intriguing technologies promising advances in combating aging. As average human life…

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Event in Berlin: Strengthening democracy through a world parliament

Event in Berlin: Strengthening democracy through a world parliament 1000 565 DWB

Last Thursday (22 March), the participants in an event at Pariser Platz in Berlin hoped that the establishment of a parliamentary assembly at the UN would provide impetus for a…

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