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Global governance

Article / 14th December 2017

At least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, according to a new report from the World Bank and the World Health Organization.

Article / 11th December 2017

‘Latin America returns to the global economy’. That’s the message that Argentina’s right-wing President Macri wants world leaders to take away from the World Trade Organisation’s 11th Ministerial Summit in Buenos Aires.

Blog / 30th November 2017

In an analysis (pdf) published Thursday that throws into stark relief the "unjust and unsustainable" nature of what economists have termed the New Gilded Age, the Swiss financial firm UBS found that the wealth of the world's billionaires grew by 17 percent in 2016, bringing their combined fortune to a record $6 trillion -- more than double the gross domestic product of the United Kingdom. N

Report / 22nd November 2017

Since 2009, a series of expert dialogues at the General Assembly of the United Nations has sought to define a new worldview based on a non-anthropocentric relationship with Nature. The resolutions contain different perspectives regarding the construction of a new paradigm in which the fundamental basis for right and wrong action concerning the environment is grounded not solely in human concerns.

Article / 20th November 2017

On the last day of the United Nations climate summit in Bonn, Germany, Democracy Now! get a wrap up on the proceedings from guests Dipti Bhatnagar (Friends of the Earth) and Asad Rehman (War on Want).

Report / 27th October 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should change its priorities and finally let go of the outdated conditionalities of privatization, deregulation of markets, and "austerity" in social services, which in the past have engendered human rights violations, and instead make loans subject to a new set of conditions.

Article / 16th October 2017

The following paper was submitted by Victoria Gater and Sonja Scherndl for a parallel event at the 17th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), held in Portugal from 25-27 September 2017.

Article / 12th October 2017

At the Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) of July 2016, the initiative was taken to draft a Global Charter for 'Universal Social Protection Rights'. These principles for universal social protection systems, by all and for all, are promoted as a reference for national and local movements organising their diverse social struggles.​

Blog / 6th October 2017

Against all odds, 122 countries agreed in July to ban nuclear weapons. At the heart of the United Nations treaty is an explicit ethical goal: to protect peoples of the world from the humanitarian catastrophe that would ensue if nuclear weapons were employed.

Article / 4th October 2017

More than 30 years after the adoption of the Declaration on the Right to Development, business-as-usual will not be sufficient to achieve progress, a United Nations human rights expert has said.