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The Future We Want, The UN We Need

 Minnesota kick-off event toward the 75th anniversary of the UN 

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Stéphane Dujarric

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 4:30-7:30 pm
Location:  James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
(ample free parking on Summit Ave.)
Cost: $25 for reception & program; $10 for students 

Keynote Speaker: Stéphane Dujarric , Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General António Guterres 

The seventeen interconnected Sustainable Development Goals provide the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. In order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.

Reaching each of these goals on a global scale will require effective cooperation across borders, sectors and generations. Failure to do so will have far-reaching consequences for the welfare of our children and grandchildren -- and our planet itself.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020, under the leadership of Secretary-General António Guterres, the UN plans to launch a series of dialogues involving people from all regions and walks of life to discuss how we can collectively navigate the gap between the world we want and where we are headed, if current negative trends continue.

This Minnesota event, held in honor of UN Day (Oct 24), will kick off a year of Minnesota-based activities, engaging "we the peoples" in creating "The future we want, the UN we need."


Sponsored by 



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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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. 
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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