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Diverse Initiatives

Commons Action for the United Nations and the Commons Cluster Major Group is comprised of UN representatives who represent various NGOs, who use, value and support commons-based approaches.

There are various initiatives under way amongst the members at large and new initiatives incubating not yet listed.

Below are a list of initiatives active:

  • People’s Sustainability Treaty
  • Post 2015 Global Consultation
  • Human Rights Council – (Geneva Team)
  • Earth Condominiums
  • Peace Commons
  • Tell Your Story


Earth Condominium

About Paulo Magalhães of Earth Condominiums He is a jurist and researcher at Cesnova/FCSH/Universidade Nova de Lisboa where he is doing a PhD in Human Ecology. In 1984 he was one of the founding members of  the major enviromental portuguese NGO, QUERCUS, where he now coordinates the projects “Earth Condominium”, “Ecobalance”, “Common Forest” and “Greencork”. …

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Human Rights Council ~ Geneva

Geneva Team members – Rolf C. Carriere and Peter Nickisch entered Oral statements into the record of the Open Ended Working Group on the Right to Peace in February 2013. Excerpts of each of the Oral Statements appear below: Statement by Rolf C. Carriere, February 18, 2013, Palais des Nations, Geneva   Thank you, Mr. …

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Peace Commons

Rolf C. Carriere, NonViolent Peaceforce Active voice for the Commons within the UN structure         Statements are available for download: February 18 Statement, Palais des Nations, Geneva The RIGHT of PEOPLES to PEACE 020511 Civilians Protecting Civilians             Kosmos Magazine Article dedicated to Human Security -Article by Rolf …

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People’s Sustainability Treaty Team

The working team within Commons Action for the United Nations on the People’s Sustainability Treaty are: Helene Finidori, Jesse Lydia Henshaw, Mary Beth Steisslinger and Rob Wheeler. Myra Jackson joins the team and the work as needed.

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Post 2015 Global Consultation

Commons Actions for the United Nations is active in the UN’s Post 2015 Global Consultation process. On December 28, 2012, we submitted our input on the question of environmental sustainability. The submission was limited to 1500 words. You will find links to the short and long version under the PUBLICATIONS/Post 2015 Submissions tab. The core …

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