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Parlasur Direct Elections: A Step towards Integration

The long-awaited communication has arrived: the National Decree 775/2015 formalized the direct election of Argentine representatives to the Mercosur Parliament (PARLASUR), concomitant with the general elections on next October 25.

Russia Proposes BRICS Parliamentary Assembly

Russia has started last April its Presidency over the BRICS countries with a bold proposal: the creation of a Parliamentary Assembly of BRICS, in order to promote the parliamentary dimension of the association.

Council of Europe: situation of human rights in Europe in 2014

“2014 was a bad year for human rights in Europe”, said Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while presenting his annual activity report on 23 April 2015.

Rousseff o Neves: ¿Caminos enfrentados o mismos desafíos?

Fuera de todo pronóstico esperado, un nuevo actor se hizo paso en la primera vuelta de las presidenciales brasileñas. Aécio Neves, el candidato del Partido de la Social Democracia Brasileña (PSDB) arrasó a la ecologista Marina Silva con prácticamente 34% de los votos el pasado domingo 5 de octubre. No tardó Silva en manifestar su amplio apoyo al senador y ex gobernador de Minas Gerais: "Le doy mi confianza a la sinceridad de los propósitos del candidato y de su partido, y entrego a la sociedad brasileña la tarea de exigir que sean cumplidos", aseveró la líder del Partido Socialista (PS).

Unasur to Create South American Defense School
The Union of South American Nations (Unasur) will create the first South American School of Defense to train military officers of the 12 member countries of the regional bloc, it was reported today.
EU-Central America association agreement signed

On 11 December 2012 the European Parliament ratified the EU-Central America associatian agreement designed to boost trade between the two blocs

President Correa in favour of an increased integration in Latin America

The Ecuadorean Presdent Rafael Correa declared to the Peruvian national TV last week that South American states should follow the European Union’s example in creating a common citizenship.

Andean Presidents decide to work toward future convergence of the CAN, MERCOSUR and UNASUR

Lima, Nov. 9, 2011.- The Presidents of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru agreed to ask the acting Andean Community Secretary General to identify jointly with the General Secretariat of MERCOSUR and the General Secretariat of UNASUR, common and complementary elements and differences, with a view toward the convergence of the three integration processes.

World Bank Contracts Will Be Available Online
World Bank-financed contract details will be published online as part of a global initiative to advance transparency.
SADC TRIBUNAL MANDATE SUSPENDED BY MEMBER STATES

In the meeting held on 18 August in Maputo, Mozambique, leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have extended to an indefinite term the suspension of the SADC tribunal.

 

Events
The democratization of international institutions: which perspective and role for the EU

   Round table during the presentation of the book
by 
Lucio Levi, Giovanni Finizio e Nicola Vallinoto

The Democratization of International Institutions - First International Democracy Report  (Routledge)
Rome, 24 June 2015 - ore 10:30 - 12:30
PALAZZO RONDININI, Via del Corso, 518 

The program | The registration form 

 

 

Launch: Manifesto for a Global Democracy in London

Daniele Archibugi, Noam Chomsky, Richard Falk, David Held, Fernando Iglesias, Lucio Levi, Giacomo Marramao, George Monbiot, Heikki Patomäki, Mary Kaldor, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennet, Vandana Shiva and Andy Strauss have written and signed a Manifesto for Global Democracy.

The Manifesto will be launched in a series of international events that starts with a panel discussion at the LSE. The panel marks also the launch of the Global Suffragettes, an LSE student society promoting discussion and activism on global redistribution of power.

 

Get Prepared For The European Citizen Initiative on 1 April 2012

The final countdown towards the launch of the first transnational European Citizen Initiative (ECI) has started.

International Training Programme on “Peace and Security in Africa”

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is organizing an International Training Programme on “Peace and Security in Africa” in order to foster the capacity of conflict management, peacemaking and peacebuilding of regional organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Roundtable for ASEAN Business Leaders

On 10 November 2011, in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), will be held a Roundtable for ASEAN Business Leaders organized by the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights in co-operation with local partners and the UN Global Compact. The theme will be “Implementing Corporate Respect for Human Rights”.

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