Sue and Steve Williams: Being in the Middle by Being at the Edge

(York: William Sessions Ltd). Sue and Steve Williams, have written a very useful study on mediation efforts;  in politically violent situations;  in the Middle East by drawing on the experiences of Quaker mediators;  usually working under the direction of Quaker Peace and
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Jean Ziegler. Destruction Massive: Géopolitique de la faim

(Paris: Editions du Seuil, 2011, 343pp.) Translated into English and published as Jean Ziegler Betting on Famine: Why the World Still Goes Hungary (New York: The New Press, 2013). The First Millennium Goals set in 2000 were to half poverty and hunger
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U.N. General Assembly: Can It Provide the Needed Global Leadership?

27 Sep 2019 – The international relations specialist Stanley Hoffmann once quipped “Goals are easy to describe. What matters more is a strategy for reaching them.”  The United Nations through its annual debates in the General Assembly;  its special world conferences such as
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The Association Of World Citizens – Libya Appeal

The Association  of World Citizens calls for a ceasefire in Libya, the respect of international  Humanitarian Law and the start of negotiations  in good  faith on the future Constitutional Structure of the State. The Association of World Citizens, responding to calls for assistance
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A Framework for Action by Citizens of the World

New Challenges and Responses: The United Nations. 2019  is in the process of becoming an important year in the emerging world society. The United Nations has a new Secretary General and is in the process of evaluating its priorities. Likewise, Non-governmental organization
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Professor John Trent. United Nations Reform and NGO Action

John E. Trent sets out there are times; often in the early period of the coming of a new Secretary-General of the United Nations; when there are discussions of structural changes in the U.N. We are in such a period today, and
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Dag Hammarskjold. Crisis Manager and Longer-Range World Community Builder .

Dag Hammarskjold (29 July 1905 -18 September 1961). You wake from dreams of doom and −for a moment− you know: beyond  all the noise and the gestures, the only real thing, love’s calm unwavering flame in the half-light of an early dawn.
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Kamoludin Abdullaev and Catherine Barnes Politics of Compromise.

The Tajikistan Peace Process (London: Conciliation Resources, 2001, 99pp.) In comparison with many of the current intra-state conflicts, the inter-Tajik violence is notable both for its rapid escalation to war in 1992, less than a year after formal independence, and for its
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18 December: International Day of Migrants.

By Dr. Rene Wadlow. 18 December: International Day of Migrants: Need UN-led Cooperation on Migration and Refugee FlowsRene Wadlow, President, Association of World Citizens 18 December was set by the UN General Assembly to call attention to the role of migrants in
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The United Nations: The Shift in Perspectives and Action

In the final analysis, the UN is an ethical force. We must stand for the principles laid down in the UN Charter, in international and humanitarian law, and for that humanitarian imperative which is based on fundamental requirements of human decency. Thus, the effectiveness of international cooperation through the UN is fundamentally a question of the respect for its moral and ethical force.