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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

Description

Citizen is the status of a person recognized under the custom or law as being a legal member of a sovereign state or belonging to a nation. The idea of citizenship has been defined as the capacity of individuals to defend their rights in front of the governmental authority.

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Organizations relating to Citizenship

Convention Affecting the Nationality of Arabs Resident in Countries to Which They Are Not Related by Origin / Est. 1952
Civic Life International / Kettering OH, USA / Est. 2004
Association of World Citizens / Novato CA, USA / Est. 1975
Association for an Integral Health and Citizenship of Latin America and the Caribbean / Quito, Ecuador
Citizen Bridges International / Chicago IL, USA / Est. 1989
Agreement between the Governments of the Benelux Countries and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia on the Abolition of the Obligation to Obtain a Visa / Est. 1992
International Relations Center / Silver City NM, USA / Est. 1979
European Conference of Binational/Bicultural Relationships / Frankfurt-Main, Germany
Agreement on the Waiver of Visa Requirements, 1971 / Est. 1971
Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1986
Convention on the Exchange of Information Regarding the Acquisition of Nationality / Est. 1964
Learning Initiative on Citizen Participation and Local Governance / Sao Paulo, Brazil / Est. 2001
Agreement Concerning the Preparation of a Transit Card for Emigrants / Est. 1929
Convention on the Reduction of the Number of Cases of Statelessness / Est. 1973
American Citizens Abroad / Rockville MD, USA / Est. 1978
International Federation of Citizens Opposed to Membership of Turkey in the European Union
Protocol Concerning the Abolition of Passports for Travel / Est. 1952
Convention to Extend and Coordinate Social Security Schemes in Their Application to the Nationals of the Parties to the Brussels Treaty / Est. 1949
Mediterranean Institute / Rome, Italy / Est. 1987
Citizens of Europe / Berlin, Germany
Protocol 1 Annexed to the Universal Copyright Convention Concerning the Application of That Convention to Works of Stateless Persons and Refugees, 1971 / Paris, France / Est. 1971
European Assembly of Citizens / Paris, France
Eurotopia / St Ursanne, Switzerland / Est. 1991
Convention on Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and Military Obligations in Cases of Multiple Nationality / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1963
Federal Union of European Nationalities / Flensburg, Germany / Est. 1949

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World Problems relating to Citizenship

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Undue military influence
Civilian political prisoners and detainees
Gender dysphoria
Parochial national interests
Discrimination against immigrants and aliens
Destruction of civilian populations and institutions
Citizen disobedience
Statelessness
Abuse of prison labour
Citizen incompetence
Discriminatory targeting of travellers by border control officials
Inadequate transportation facilities for rural communities
Dubious viability of nuclear fuel reprocessing plants
Inadequate protection of civilians in armed conflict
Rape by military personnel
Proliferation of weapons in civilian hands
Refusal to grant citizenship
Civil violence
Massacres
Stateless nations
Fragmented social responsibility
Fear of retaliation by authorities
Conflicting multiple nationalities
Financial and economic disputes between states and nationals of other states
Denial of right to cultural identity

Action Strategies relating to Citizenship

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Forging distinctive community identity
Ensuring healthy environment
Fostering civil society
Extending fundamental rights to the electronic domain
Honouring special citizen contribution
Participating in planetary citizenship
Forming citizens' planning structures
Using roundtable process
Taking legal citizen action
Undertaking civilian protest
Recreating community identity systems
Sustaining community morale
Supporting essential citizen mobility
Coordinating citizen engagement
Engaging global-local citizenship
Portraying community identity
Generating community support for environmental health programmes
Enhancing business contribution
Guarding political freedoms
Providing rehabilitation structures for law-breakers
Enhancing creative community participation
Organizing community task forces
Developing citizens entrepreneurship
Strengthening cultural identity
Improving sense of personal identity

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