Ukraine, Rethinking Global Security—Webinar
ANNOUNCEMENTS, 20 Feb 2023
Richard Falk, Chandra Muzaffar, et al. | SHAPE – TRANSCEND Media Service
SHAPE-Saving Humanity and Planet Earth
This, our second webinar to be held on 23 February 2023, draws lessons from the Ukraine war and sets new pathways to global security.
The situation in Ukraine is becoming more perilous by the day. With rising US-Russia and US-China tensions, a new iron curtain is descending across Europe, Asia and beyond.
We cannot afford to ignore the catastrophic implications of confrontation in the nuclear age. It is for all of us to reflect and. respond.
The webinar is a contribution to this overdue international conversation. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to register here.
An initiative to address the multiple crises that have brought us to the brink of the precipice. Doomsday Clock: It is 90 seconds to midnight.
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Ukraine: Rethinking Global Strategy – Poster
Richard Falk is a member of the TRANSCEND Network, Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University, Chair of Global Law, Faculty of Law, at Queen Mary University London, Research Associate the Orfalea Center of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Fellow of the Tellus Institute. He directed the project on Global Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy at UCSB and formerly served as director the North American group in the World Order Models Project. Between 2008 and 2014, Falk served as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestine. His book, (Re)Imagining Humane Global Governance (2014), proposes a value-oriented assessment of world order and future trends. His most recent books are Power Shift (2016); Revisiting the Vietnam War (2017); On Nuclear Weapons: Denuclearization, Demilitarization and Disarmament (2019); and On Public Imagination: A Political & Ethical Imperative, ed. with Victor Faessel & Michael Curtin (2019). He is the author or coauthor of other books, including Religion and Humane Global Governance (2001), Explorations at the Edge of Time (1993), Revolutionaries and Functionaries (1988), The Promise of World Order (1988), Indefensible Weapons (with Robert Jay Lifton, 1983), A Study of Future Worlds (1975), and This Endangered Planet (1972). His memoir, Public Intellectual: The Life of a Citizen Pilgrim was published in March 2021 and received an award from Global Policy Institute at Loyala Marymount University as ‘the best book of 2021.’ He has been nominated frequently for the Nobel Peace Prize since 2009.
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment, and president of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST). He is the author of the e-book ‘Whither WANA?-Reflections on the Arab Uprisings,’ which is accessible through the JUST website, www.just-international.org.
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The most recent CPNN bulletin is on this subject: “Sleepwalking to Armageddon” – https://cpnn-world.org/new/?p=29881
There are three models for global governance, viz. Cross-national Organization, Supra-national Organization and Trans-national Organization.
In a model of global governance through cross-national organization, nation-states may take part in each other national assemblies for making the decisions without changing forms of governments.
But in practice, global governance through cross-national organization is not feasible and conducive to the progress, prosperity, and peace for people of all nations of the world. However, Cross-national organization is the first step of supranational organization.
Global governance through a supra-national organization is governance by forming world government giving full sovereignty to it to govern leaving national sovereignty, which will not be successful in providing security to all, or in helping to achieve peace in the present situation, as a great many people remain poor and ignorant under national regimes. People of the world are not in a position to have a world government till all people of the globe would be free from fear and want, to be perpetually enlightened and truly educated which are the basis of genuine democracy and perpetual peace.
Global governance by trans-national organization through the United Nations is the only best and suitable way for security and peace of peoples in the 21st Century. It is only the United Nations which can face the challenges of our diverse world, and solve the existing problems of peoples of different regions, races, languages, religions, ideologies, and nations. The United Nations through its programs and organs, specialized agencies and other autonomous organizations, other commissions and committees and ad hoc and related bodies, and peace-keeping operations peace-building functions, has already done a lot to serve the welfare and development of people of almost all the nations of the world.
For more details, one may refer to the article of the author of these lines cited below with its website link:
Grand Design for Universal Peace Education for Global Good Governance through the New UN
UNITED NATIONS, 9 Apr 2018
By Surya Nath Prasad, Ph.D. –TRANSCEND Media Service