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U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Bold Resolution on Nuclear Disarmament

"The resolution “calls on the President and Congress to reduce nuclear weapons spending . . . and to redirect those funds to meet the urgent needs of cities.”"


Wikipedia Summit “Wikimania” comes to London - Largest ever gathering

"Wikipedia is the largest knowledge base in the world, consulted by over half a billion people each month . . . However, we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of what can be done with it"

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appoints Mary Robinson as special climate envoy

"Robinson called for the formation of a major social movement to push for action on climate change in the run-up to Ban's summit and the Paris conference."

Trinidadian women gain ground at the ballot box

"Hilary is among the more than 100 women candidates who have been trained by The Network of NGOs of Trinidad & Tobago for the Advancement of Women,"


Latin American states use Security Council seats to show strong support for the International Criminal Court and international justice

"A look at the different votes and initiatives put forward by Latin American Council members over the past few years bears witness to the region’s commitment to justice"


3,500 people take part in the diagnosis stage of participatory budgeting in La Serena, Chile.

"this allows the municipality to generate more inclusive processes of residents in decision-making, and it ensures that the work of our city authorities is more attuned to what the public expects"

3.500 personas participaron en etapa de diagnóstico del Programa Presupuesto Participativo [La Serena, Chile]

"esto hace que la municipalidad pueda generar procesos de mayor inclusión de los vecinos en la toma de decisiones y hace que el trabajo que hacen nuestros dirigentes esté también en mayor sintonía con lo que la ciudadanía organizada espera de sus dirigentes"

The municipality of Alcoutim, Portugal, launches Participatory Budgeting

"This measure encourages active citizenship by promoting the participation and involvement of citizens in the dynamics of governance and prioritization of investments"


Alcoutim lança Orçamento Participativo Municipal [Portugal]

"Esta medida incentiva a cidadania ativa, promovendo a participação e envolvimento dos munícipes nas dinâmicas de governação e na definição de prioridades "


Participatory Budget 2014: Sunday will be the vote [Trenque, Argentina]

"In all there are nine interesting alternatives that the citizens of Trenque Lauquen can choose from according to what they consider most necessary for the community"

Presupuesto Participativo 2014: el domingo será la votación [Trenque, Argentina]

"En total son nueve las interesantes alternativas que los trenquelauquenses podrán elegir de acuerdo a lo que se considere necesario para la comunidad."

Computerized voting system for Participatory Budgeting in Ubatuba, Brazil

"We will make the system available on the Web to enable all citizens of Ubatuba to participate in the process from their home, work or community. "


Sistema informatizado de votação para Orçamento Participativo é destaque em Ubatuba, Brasil

"Vamos disponibilizar o sistema na Web para possibilitar que todos os ubatubenses participem do processo também de sua casa, trabalho ou comunidade."


Participatory Budgeting for Youth in Rosario, Argentina

"projects designed by young people, allowing them to experience the practice of a form of democracy that involves direct participation in the decisions and actions of city management"

Presupuesto Participativo Joven – Rosario, Argentina

"los proyectos diseñados por los jóvenes, permitiéndoles vivenciar la práctica de una forma de la democracia que implica la participación directa en las decisiones y acciones de gestión"

Paraná, Argentina: residents will vote on proposals to implement through the Participatory Budgeting Process

"11 projects have been submitted for a vote in the four topics: street and road improvement, enhancement of green spaces, street lighting and water or sewer improvement"


Paraná, Argentina: vecinos votaron las propuestas para ejecutar a través del Presupuesto Participativo

"hubo 11 iniciativas de proyectos sujetos a votación, en las cuatro temáticas: trama vial, puesta en valor de espacios verdes, alumbrado urbano y saneamiento en obras de agua o de cloaca"


Inter-Parliamentary Union to mark 125 years of global parliamentary action on peace and democracy

"A formal anniversary event was held in Geneva with the UN which looked at how IPU has helped shape a radically different world where peace, human rights, equality and human development underpin a desire for greater democracy"

Union Interparlementaire célèbre 125 années d’action parlementaire internationale au service de la paix et de la démocratie

"Une célébration officielle a été organisée à Genève avec l’Organisation des Nations Unies. . . comment l’UIP a contribué à façonner un monde radicalement différent, dans lequel la paix, les droits de l’homme, l’égalité et le développement humain vont de pair avec un désir de démocratie accrue "

Despite crackdown, Palestinians organize for long-term peace

"To Juma and other organizers, the important thing is that people’s rage at the violence that is inflicted on them get organized into long-lasting movements."