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БОСТОН – В этом месяце у нас будет шанс проложить курс к более сильному, более безопасному глобальному сообществу, где власть принадлежит многим, а не избранным, и где те, кто причиняет ущерб окружающей среде, правам человека и здоровью населения, несут за это ответственность. Я не говорю о президентских выборах в США

Конечно, выборы в США будут иметь очень большие последствия; но бесконечные умствования и политическое букмекерство оставили в тени два основополагающих события, которые начнутся 7 ноября: встречи участников Рамочной конвенции Всемирной организации здравоохранения по борьбе против табака (РКБТ) и Рамочной конвенции Организации Объединенных Наций об изменении климата (РКИК ООН).

Если судить поверхностно, международному праву недостает драматизма президентской гонки, и оно, несомненно, может показаться в лучшем случае скучным, а в худшем – никому не нужным. Но если копнуть немного глубже, можно обнаружить почти шекспировскую борьбу между демократией и необузданной алчностью. На каждой из двух конференций в этом месяце международное сообщество примет решения, которые повлияют на исход этой борьбы и которые могли бы положить начало решению некоторых самых неприятных глобальных проблем нашего времени.

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