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Mitchell Shepherd

Global Diplomats Descend on Canberra for Model Global Parliament

Mitchell Shepherd | July 2nd, 2014
Miscellanea

Participants of the Model Global Parliament in Canberra

Participants of the Model Global Parliament in
Canberra

International politics recently visited Canberra as representatives of various nations and organisations met at the Australian National University to discuss pressing global issues. Tensions occasionally boiled over as motions were debated rigorously.

After the event, diplomats returned to their dorms, share houses, and other forms of student accommodation as another successful Model Global Parliament had come to an end.
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Activists call for 2nd Global Week of Action for a World Parliament

Secretariat | May 15th, 2014
From the Campaign

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WPN_LOGO_DATE_FINAL1_150x279Activists around the world are preparing for a second Global Week of Action for a World Parliament that is scheduled to take place this year from 17-26 October 2014. During the week of action, citizens, civil society, and grassroots movements are called upon to organize activities and events to support the establishment of a democratically elected global parliament.
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Great Transition Initiative enters new phase, relaunches website

Secretariat | April 26th, 2014
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The GTI network is advancing a “Great Transition”

The GTI network is advancing a “Great Transition”

For over a decade, the Great Transition Initiative has advanced a visionary scenario of a future rooted in human solidarity, well-being for all, and ecological sustainability. It now enters a new phase with renewed energy and heightened sense of urgency. Its new website serves as a platform for exploring bold visions and change strategies.
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Now over 1,300 sitting and former elected representatives endorse the appeal for a UN Parliamentary Assembly

Secretariat | April 15th, 2014
From the Campaign

Brazilian federal deputy Onofre Agostini after signingthe appeal on 19 March 2014

Brazilian federal deputy Onofre Agostini after signing
the appeal on 19 March 2014

In the course of 2014 so far, 52 members of parliaments from 11 different countries have signed the international appeal for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, UNPA. The signatories come from Australia, Austria, Botswana, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Ghana, Germany, Malaysia, New Zeeland and Tunisia.
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Douglas Roche

The Power of Parliamentarians in Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

Douglas Roche | March 9th, 2014
Opinion & Comments

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In this address delivered at the annual assembly of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, PNND, in Washington D.C. on February 26, 2014, former Canadian Senator Douglas Roche argues that the debate on nuclear disarmament is reaching a new potency and that the diplomatic process should be pushed to a new level even if, or precisely because the nuclear weapons states do not cooperate.
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