Author:Nasser, Maher
Position:Global Citizenship - Editorial

The notion of global citizenship has been discussed as offering a possible path to a place where people are concerned not only with problems and challenges in their immediate surroundings, but also with those that transcend geography and political borders. A global citizen accepts the notion that global solutions are good solutions for all nations, and accepts the rights and responsibilities derived from being a global citizen. With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals in September 2015, the concept has been revived as necessary for humanity's efforts to ensure peace and prosperity for all while protecting the planet.

We live in a world that is more interdependent and interconnected than at any time in humanity's history. Still, international relations and people's lives are defined by laws and norms based on sovereign States and bilateral and multilateral relations between them.

The creation of the United Nations in 1945 established a new platform for cooperation and collaboration which aimed to achieve a more peaceful and prosperous world for everyone. While much success has been achieved by the United Nations system in sustainable development, peace and security, human rights and humanitarian support, new challenges have arisen that are beyond the capacity of any one individual State or organization to resolve on its own. Climate change, organized crime, rising inequalities, unresolved conflicts, mass displacement of people, global terrorism, infectious diseases and similar threats do not recognize...

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