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National and International Youth Empowerment: The 2020-2030 Imperative for Sustainable Development Goals Actions — ipetitions — 10 April 2021

"We propose establishment of in-country UN Youth National Councils (UNYNC), that has the potential by 2030 to empower 800 Youth in each UN Member State as action-oriented enablers and implementors of sustainable development. A similar international UNYNC at UNHQ in NY and Geneva would also empower 160 Youth from each country as International Sustainable Development Policy Makers & Negotiators."

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Agenda 2021: a youth cure for the UN (LINK)

Okinawa

The Battle of Okinawa: Revisiting World War II's Most Barbaric Battle — nationalinterest — 27 March 2021

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: The Continuing Battle for Okinawa (LINK)

Myanmar

Fire in Cox's Bazar displaces 45,000 Rohingyas (PDF) — UNOG — 23 March 2021

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: A people in need of citizenship, not sympathy (LINK)

War Crimes

Catchup: Switzerland: Alieu Kosiah Demands US$1.5M in Compensation for six years in detention before trial — frontpageafricaonline — 5 March 2021

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Jungle Jabbah, Alieu Kosiah and the fight against war crimes impunity (LINK)

Kosiah Raped Me Four Times' Swiss Court Hears in Ongoing War Crimes Trial — 24 February 2021 (LINK)

Kosiah 'ordered teacher butchered, eaten', alleged victim tells court — 18 February 2021 (LINK)

Culture

Glenn Close, nominee for an Oscar in Hillbilly Elegy, also features in Razzie list as worst supporting actress for same film —deadline — 12 March 2021

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece:  Understanding the hysteria over Hillbilly Elegy (LINK)

Thailand, COVID-19

Thailand experiences worst coronavirus outbreak since pandemic began — skynews — 27 December 2020 (LINK)

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Switzerland and the pandemic: Does the economy matter more? (LINK)

Bahamas

Plastic in paradise: Goldman prize winner's fight to protect Bahamas — theguardian — 30 November 2020

Bahamas PM pledges to expand tax-free zones to “all marginalized areas” — ewnews — 20 November 2020

Intl. organization launches new petition against Bahamas oil exploration — ewnews — 20 November 2020

Bahamas PM pledges to expand tax-free zones to “all marginalized areas” — ewnews — 20 November 2020

Intl. organization launches new petition against Bahamas oil exploration — ewnews — 20 November 2020

Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece: Caribbean Dreams: Economic Nightmares (LINK)

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