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Resolution calling for Global Action to address Climate Crisis

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1. Nations worldwide agreed to keep global temperatures to below 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrialized levels to avoid the most severe impacts of a changing climate through the Paris Agreement, adopted in the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at its 21st Session in Paris, France in 2015.

2. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released in 2018, their “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC”, that concluded that: “human activities are estimated to have caused approximately 1.0°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels” and that such target can be achieved only through global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from human sources of 40 to 60 percent from 2010 levels by 2030, and net-zero global emissions by 2050, through “rapid and far-reaching transitions in energy, land, urban and infrastructure, and industrial systems.1

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Socdem Asia Resolution on Political Repression and Human Rights Violations in Thailand

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On 20 May 2014, the state military deposed the government of Thailand, imposed Martial Law nationwide in a successful military coup led by General Prayuth Chan-ocha, outlawed political activity and cracked down on peaceful opposition to martial rule or criticism of its policies.

Despite initially proclaiming that the elections would likely take place around the end of 2015, the military junta, hanging on to powers, has delayed the elections for several times until early 2019.

On 6 April 2017, the military drafted constitution, signed by the Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn, limited the power of political parties should elections be held and ensured military’s continuing control by giving the military power to appoint all 250-members of the Upper House.

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Socdem Asia trains member organizations on polling, data analysis

The Network for Social Democracy in Asia (Socdem Asia) trained communication and campaign officers from all over the region on political communications, polling, and data analysis from July 26-28 in Makati City, Philippines.

The Academy of Progressive Politics- Executive Course program gathered party officers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Timor Leste, Burma, Thailand, and the Philippines where they discussed with political campaign experts and reported on their experiences and accomplishments.

The course invited Kent Rowe of the Australian Labour International and Josel Gonzales, the chief of staff of Dinagat Island Gov. Kaka Bag-ao to discuss about winning campaign strategies in a panel on the first day.

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