Featured Events

Human Rights and the rise of nationalism

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Thursday, december 6
5:15 pm - 7:45 pm

University of Minnesota
Outreach Engagement Center (UROC)
2001 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Cost: Suggested donation - $10/Students free


Barbara Frey

You are invited to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations Association - Minnesota Chapter’s annual meeting featuring guest speaker, Barbara Frey, Director of the Human rights Program in the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota.


5:15 Registration and Dinner
6:00 Annual Meeting and Board Election
6:45 Presentation: Barbara Frey
7:45 Meeting Adjourns

The dinner includes vegetarian and beef chili, salad, rolls, cookie, water, tea, and coffee. Free parking available on-site.

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RSVP and more information: Stuart Ackman.

Cosponsored by Citizens for Global Solutions - Minnesota and the Workable World Trust


Minnesota United Nations History Project

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How have Minnesotans contributed to the United Nations in the past 75 years?


The Minnesota Historical Society has awarded a Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage grant to the Citizens for Global Solutions - Minnesota for The Minnesota United Nations History Project. This project aims to create a digitized Minnesota United Nations (UN) History Resource File.

As part of this project, CGS will be collecting and, documenting the work, events, and activities of Minnesotans that have helped fulfill the goals of the UN in addressing contemporary problems.

Do you or someone you know have a story to share? If you know individuals that we should speak to about the history of the UN in Minnesota, please send us an email at cfgsmn@gmail.com.

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Peacemakers of Minnesota video series

The Peacemakers of Minnesota Video Series is a collection of interviews of key individuals who have been part of the peace and justice movement in Minnesota for decades.  The project was conceived and interviews were conducted by Ehtasham Anwar (Pakistan), Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota Law School, Human Rights Center.  Videos were recorded by Suhail Ahmed (Pakistan), Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota Law School, Human Rights Center. The project was supervised by Dick Bernard, president (2005-07) of the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers and then-vice-president of Citizens for Global Solutions, Minnesota.  



October 2018

Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World
by Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg

Distinguished International Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota and long-time CGS-MN Board Member

Book and accompanying Study Guide now available in SEVEN LANGUAGES! Ordering info here.