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Let's stop the Planet’s Fever together

A World Plan for the Environment Health, Immigration and Work - An active role of the European Union.

 

Carbon Pricing for Carbon Neutrality

The European Citizens Initiative for Carbon Pricing to push the EU Commission for an European climate policy.

 

 

Campaign on Global Justice Atrocities 2020

In December 2019, the Coalition for the ICC (CICC), a program of the World Federalist Movement, successfully facilitated once again the participation of hundreds of civil society representatives in the 18th Session of the Assembly of States Parties.

 

 

2020: A year to act against hate speech

"Political, civil, economic, cultural and social rights are severely under attack around the world", said Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) Chair Mô Bleeker in her New Year message.

 

News about World Currency April 2020

Everything suggests that the next crisis will concern international liquidity. The "creation" of 1,500 billion dollars by the Fed, on the occasion of the coronavirus, responds to the need to lighten American banks from the excessive weight of Treasury Bonds. The issue had been anticipated by the Robert Triffin International in the Report “Managing Global Liquidity as a Global Public Good” (December 2019).

 

Appeal for a Federal Democratic Global governance

A national/inter-national structure is not enough. The current coronavirus crisis requires global cooperation and solutions which the existing national/inter-national political system is incapable of delivering.
 
 

We need a true Green New Deal - Open Letter to the European Commission's President by economists, intellectuals and MEPs

Dear President von der Leyen,
across Europe, millions of student strikers, climate scientists, and concerned citizens stand united in the call to confront the environmental crisis and deliver a just transition.

 

Greta and Economists on Climate Change

At the end of September Greta Thunberg was received at the UN: the General Assembly was strongly shaken by her reproaches against the inability of States to face the inexorable global warming.

 

Updates about World Currency

Putin has expressed his intention to list gas and oil in euros.
 

Regional Systems and the Future of the United Nations

Chapter VIII of the UN Charter represents the legal basis for the involvement of regional organizations in maintaining international peace and security, a task which is (or should be) the main purpose of the UN Security Council.

 

CICC Update on Campaign on Global Justice Atrocities 2019

In 2019, the work of the Coalition for the ICC (CICC), a program of the World Federalist Movement, was far reaching in its efforts to advocate for a fair, effective an independent International Criminal Court.

 

Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes: addressing hate speech

Hate speech, incitement and discrimination are recognized as risk factors leading to the commission of atrocities. The case of Myanmar is an example with the current Rohingya genocide.
 

The green new deal narrative fueled by the New Deal 4 Europe campaign

The American economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin explains "Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028, and the Bold Economic Plan to Save Life on Earth" and quotes the "New Deal 4 Europe" Campaign as a first driving citizens' mobilisation launched by EU political activists to promote the  Green New Deal.
 

The European Environment Agency – lastly published assessment report

On 31 October 2019, the European Environment Agency issued its assessment report “Trends and projections in Europe 2019: Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets”, which is available and can be downloaded here.
 

Copla Updates: UNGA, Colombia and IAP in Buenos Aires

 In the 74nd United Nations General Assembly, Mauricio Macri, president of the Argentine Republic, restated "we continue working with the Latin America and the Caribbean governments to achieve the necessary consensus for the creation of a regional legal body capable of confronting this and other types of transnational organized crime" in September, 2019. Following this link (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XZiLPXzy12tTQSo3b_vwPa9iWNxb3ai9/view) you can see the video in Spanish.
 

Letter to UN Ambassadors of SA9 Campaign

Hidaka October 28, 2019

Dear friends,
"The international relinquishing of sovereignty would have to spring from the people—it would have to be so strong that the elected delegates would be turned out of office if they failed to do it.” (John F. Kennedy as a young journalist attending the San Francisco U.N. Conference in June 1945)
I would like to share with you our SA9 Campaign's recent letter to all UN Ambassadors in New York (below, sent on October 17).
 

The S9 Campaign - Campaign to Second A-9 in the UNGA

This initiative was started in the city of Hidaka in Japan in late 2017. Japanese pacifists have for a long time wanted to spread the peace message of the Japanese Constitution’s Article 9, which aims at an “international peace based on justice and order.” The unique character of this new Campaign, however, is that the members of this group argue that Article 9 is a ‘motion’ that needs to be ‘seconded’.
 

Civil society groups launch global campaign for a World Citizens’ Initiative

UN urged to consider citizen-led proposals

14 November 2019, United Nations/New York – Over 100 civil society groups united under the umbrella of ‘We the Peoples’ are calling on the United Nations (UN) to consider a World Citizens’ Initiative. The instrument would enable citizens to put proposals on the agenda of the UN General Assembly for consideration.
 

UN Parliamentary Assembly Model Tested in Buenos Aires

Last August 23 (2019), the Argentine Congress hosted a simulated session of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, in which around 60 students from the departments of Political Science and International Relations from the University of Belgrano took part.
 

Stop global warming - European citizens' initiative

In the last months of 2018, in view of the upcoming elections to the European Parliament, it was launched by Alberto Majocchi of the University of Pavia and collaborator of the Center for Studies on Federalism (CSF), Monica Frassoni President of the European Greens, Marco Cappato of “Più Europa”, a petition for an environmental tax aimed at targeting those responsible for CO2 pollution. The petition proposes the establishment of a European CARBON TAX.
 

The Anti-mafia Seminar: a Success and a Starting Point

With singular success and repercussion the first Italo-Argentinian Anti-mafia seminar took place in Buenos Aires, which gathered in the city the highest authorities of the National Antimafia Directorate of Italy (DNA), with the purpose of sharing experiences and learning in the fight against organized crime.

 

UN2020 – Building an agenda for a renewed United Nations

 

The women peace and security agenda through a feminist lens

As we celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 to mark the many strides towards gender equality and advancement for women’s rights, we must continue our fight towards ending sexual and gender-based violence during conflict.

 

Global Strike for Climate. There is no Planet B

It all began the last 30th August 2018, when Greta Thunberg went on strike in front of the Sweden Parliament, but we cannot say that it’s over with the international march of Friday 15 March, 2019. 

 

Economists' Statement on Carbon Dividends

Global climate change is a serious problem calling for immediate national action. Guided by sound economic principles, we are united in the following policy recommendations.

 

Carbon Tax Petition

Demand a price on CO2 emissions! Save the planet. Carbon price now.

 

The EU calls for the setting-up of a permanent multilateral investment court

In January 2019, EU member states submitted a paper to the UN Working Group on the Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform, under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), containing the EU’s proposal of establishing a permanent multilateral investment court with an appeal mechanism and full-time adjudicators.
 

Internationalisation of the renminbi

Albeit still in its infancy, there are clear signs of the internationalisation of the renminbi, confirmed by its inclusion in the SDR basket: the creation of institutions similar to the IMF and the WB, the network of agreements for mutual payments in national currencies and no longer in dollars among the BRICS countries, 

 

The Clean Energy Package - Updates

The “Clean Energy Package” is a set of laws and regulation in the field of environment and energy efficiency, which has been launched by the European Commission on 30 November 2016, encompassing several areas in which the European Union and its Member States shall reach an improvement within a 2018-2030 time frame, also considering the binding goals set forth in the Paris Agreement, in certain areas including energy performance in buildings and energy efficiency in general, further increase of the production of renewable energy, improvement of the internal market for electricity, both in terms of consumer protection and interconnection of the national power networks; further empowering of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER).
 

Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes: a democratic, inclusive approach to atrocity prevention

Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC) (www.gaamac.org) as a community of commitment composed of states, civil society and academic institutions pledging to prevent atrocities by establishing national prevention mechanisms and policies has set an exemplary precedent for democratic engagement between governments and civil society actors. Indeed, as a horizontal network, GAAMAC offers a trusted space for frank discussions on challenges and opportunities to prevent mass atrocities.
 

The creation of the Latin American Criminal Court receives broad regional support

The 1st November 2018, at the Honorable Cámara de Diputados de la Nación -the low chamber of the Argentine Congreso Nacional-, within the framework of the Parliamentary Speaker’s Summit and Forum at the G20, the conference “Towards the Creation of a Latin American and Caribbean Criminal Court Against Transnational Organized Crime” took place. This event brought together various parliamentarians and ambassadors from the region, as well as important Argentine officials, including the Vice President of Argentina, Gabriela Michetti; the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Germán Garavano; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Faurie; and the Secretary of Public Ethics, Transparency and Fight against Corruption, Laura Alonso.
 

Eurolat Endorses Copla Initiative

On July 16/17, 2018, the Co-Presidents of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), the President of the Latin American Parliament Elias Castillo and the Member of the European Parliament Ramón Jáuregui Atondo, in accordance with Article 17 of the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly have stated:

 

European Lawmakers Call for a UN Parliamentary Assembly and a 2020 UN Reform Summit

In a resolution adopted on 5 July 2018, the European Parliament called on the EU's governments to advocate "the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly" (UNPA) and to support a "UN 2020 summit" that will consider "comprehensive reform measures for a renewal and strengthening of the United Nations."

 

 

New Tendencies in the Global Financial System

A profound difference characterises this new phase of world finance: for the first time, financial flows tend to concentrate in new areas, especially in Asia, and for the most part they no longer flow into historic financial centres like London. 

 

 

Our Denial of the Threat of Nuclear Armageddon

For a while, it may have seemed that the threat of nuclear war had diminished. But Donald Trump’s vow to increase and “upgrade” the United States nuclear arsenal, tensions between the US and North Korea, and the unsecured stockpiles of aging weapons around the globe make it clear we still need to be concerned about this apocalyptic danger. 

 

Ministers of Security, Justice and Interior of Mercosur study on the viability of COPLA

On 8 June 2018, within the XLVII Meeting of Ministers of Justice and the XLI Meeting of Ministers of Interior and Security of MERCOSUR and Associated States, a declaration was signed in which the Ministers committed to study the viability of a Latin American and Caribbean Criminal Court Against Transnational Organized Crime (COPLA).

 

Strengthening and Democratizing the UN to Regulate Globalization

Globalization is a social and economic integration process which has a significant political meaning, i.e. the erosion of state sovereignty.

 

A New Future for the World Federalist Movement?

From the 9th to the 13th of July, the World Federalist Movement held its Congress in The Hague.

 

The Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes: a community for prevention

December 9, 2018 will mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and yet not only its ratification and implementation is not universal but also, and regrettably so, 70 years later no country is immune to genocide or other mass atrocity crimes such as war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.

 

United Nations Charter Reform, the veto, and the unfulfilled promise of San Francisco

The Security Council (SC) of the United Nations is the organ charged with maintaining “international peace and security” and, under international law, represents the ultimate authority in respect of conflict resolution. 

 
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