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Web-based Book club

"Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World"

One Chapter a month - see dates below

Join us in discussing the last 2 chapters of the book, "Transforming the United Nations System:
Designs for a Workable World"
by Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg, distinguished international professor emeritus, University of Minnesota,

You are not required to have read previous chapters in order to join the discussion. You can view previous book club sessions here.

Each live session lasts for 90 minutes, beginning at noon ET, 11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT.

To join, contact Nancy Dunlavy who will provide the call-in information.

>> Order book

Upcoming Sessions


Session #10: A Strengthened Judicial System (chapter 7, including the ICC)
Saturday, March 9, 2019
NOTE: Please join the session early as Bill Pace will begin his presentation on the hour to make the most of our time.

William Pace will join us at the beginning of our session to give us an update on the International Criminal Court. William Pace is Executive Director of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, and has served as the Convenor of the Coalition for an International Criminal Court since its founding in 1995. He has been engaged in international justice, rule of law, environmental law, and human rights for the past 30 years.

Evan Freund will then provide us with an overview of Chapter 7, “A Strengthened Judicial System,” from Professor Schwartzberg’s book Transforming the United Nations System, as well as his own perspectives and expertise.
>> Study and Discussion Guide, Unit 7

Session #11 (final): Getting There (chapter 15)
Will include updates from various active global governance reform campaigns.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Multiple presenters will talk about current UN / global governance reform organizations and projects. Presenters include:

>>Study and Discussion Guide, Unit 15

Sponsored by Citizens for Global Solutions 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.

featured resources

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Translated from French, Mondial means, “of or involving the whole world.”  This newsletter will be published twice a year, once in December/January and again June/July.  Most articles are authored by international contributors and advocates for world federation and increased global cooperation.  The remaining pages (p. 2-3 and 22-26 in this edition) are from Citizens for Global Solutions, the largest US member of WFM. 
Thank you!  This would not be possible without your continued support.

>> Access Individual Articles

Hard copies of Mondial are available by request to all members or donors who have given at least $25 a year to CGS.  If you wish to order your free hard copy, please click here.

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