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BLOODY ASSAULT: Families Flee As Syrian Troops Batter Town

AP | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.10.2012 | World

By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY, Associated Press BEIRUT -- Syrian troops pushed ahead with a new assault on the northern region of Idlib on Saturday, shel...

Kofi Annan To Talk Syria In New York

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2012 | World

(Adds Annan invited to Moscow) GENEVA, Feb 29 (Reuters) - Kofi Annan, the United Nations-Arab League envoy for Syria, said he would ho...

Kofi Time

Daniel Serwer | Posted 04.25.2012 | World
Daniel Serwer

The Syrian opposition doesn't have years, or even months. It needs protection quickly. The best bet is a vigorous diplomatic effort by Kofi Annan.


AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 04.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad's forces pounded rebel-held areas in central Syria on Friday, killing at least 22 people, activists said. More ...

Kofi Annan Named New Syria Envoy

AP | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former UN chief Kofi Annan appointed joint UN-Arab League envoy to Syria....

Top 10 Marijuana Highlights From 2011

Rob Kampia | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Rob Kampia

The following list comprises the 10 most significant, positive developments relating to marijuana policy reform in the U.S. in 2011.

America's Longest Ongoing War: The War on Drugs

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

After more than 40 years and at least $1 trillion, America's so-called "war on drugs" ranks as the longest-running, most expensive and least effective war effort by the American government.

You Never Know Who Will You Be Faced With Meeting

J. Branson | Posted 03.09.2012 | Impact
J. Branson

You never know whom you are going to meet, but you should know who you are when you meet them. After a day of reflection in Accra questioning whether...

Human Rights Day 2011: New Advocates?

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 02.19.2012 | World
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

A new important framework and tool has been added to the human rights tool kit as we celebrate Human Rights Day in 2011.

General Mills Shows that Exporting Knowledge Can Make a Difference

Tamar Abrams | Posted 01.22.2012 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

General Mills knows a thing or two about Zambia. It is one of four African countries where General Mills has been actively working to reduce malnutrition and insecurity.

Global Food Security: An Uphill Battle That Must Be Won

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

This past Thursday, on the 10th of November 2011, former U.N. Secretary-General, Kofi Annan delivered a speech at Stanford University on the occasion ...

Nyiramasuhuko: The Mother Who Awarded Rape For Murder

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

The wheels of international criminal justice may be slow, but turn they will, and as Pauline Nyiramasuhuko's case would come to illustrate, they can generate important judicial outcomes.

UN Chief Wins Five More Years: Voice for the Voiceless but Rhetorically Challenged

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's re-election process is complete. The question is whether he is good at his job and most agree he is, despite a low-profile that can work to his disadvantage.

We Need a New Drug Policy

Diane Dimond | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

The day of total drug legalization will come -- just as it did with alcohol. The question is: how many more multiple billions of dollars will we spend before we finally see it's the logical way to go?

Why Barack Obama Loves the War on Drugs

Stanton Peele | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

Do you remember the scene when Barack Obama opened the government to suggestions from the audience (the American public) in the first ever Internet To...

Report: Drug War Has Failed, Governments Should Explore Legalizing Marijuana

AP | By JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- The global war on drugs has failed and governments should explore legalizing marijuana and other controlled substances, according to a com...

Kofi Annan Calls Obama's Libya Policy "Not Very Helpful"

Richard Grenell | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
Richard Grenell

When Barack Obama was running for president he committed to leading the United Nations and other countries towards a common global goal. Since becoming president, Obama has failed to convince the UN to follow his lead.

Leapfrogging Barriers to a Two-State Deal

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

There is a consensus brewing among progressives, big-name foreign policy hands and some neoconservatives that a borders/security strategy is a way to leapfrog over current impediments to progress in Israel and Palestine.

ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Shortlist For Prix Pictet Prize In Photography And Sustainability Announced

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The shortlisted photographers for the third annual Prix Pictet prize in photography and sustainability have been announced. The artists include Christ...

Money, Money, Money at the UN -- Will $40 Billion Rescue Pregnant Mothers and Their Infants?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Wall Street starts a worldwide recession and donors are contributing less money than ever to the ambitious UN plan to slash poverty. But the world body nonetheless believes it can garner a startling $40 billion in new money.

One Woman's Mission: Empowering World's Poorest Girls to Transform World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Jin In off a snowy sidewalk near Bryant Park in New York City this past winter. She just returned from Nepal, energized. There, she was ...

Revitalizing the Political Will to Achieve the Millennium Goals

Kofi Annan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kofi Annan

Hosting the world leaders that signed the Millennium Declaration in New York is certainly among the highlights of my UN career. But I worry that financial and political pressures risk making this week's MDG Review Summit a futile exercise.

The Killing Fields and Indonesia's Relations with Cambodia Revisited

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Benny Widyono at an Indonesian Consulate fete years ago. I knew upon meeting him that he had an extraordinary mind and knew Asia's south...

Glimmers of Hope on HIV

Isobel Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Isobel Coleman

Today, in the nine hardest-hit African countries, young women are about three times as likely as young men to be HIV positive. Two recent studies offer some hope.

Coloradans: Join Nelson Mandela in Making Education Worldwide A Reality!

Jenny Davies-Schley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jenny Davies-Schley

This week join Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Hillary Clinton, Shakira, Angelina Jolie, John Hickenlooper, most of our Denver City Council members to make education for all kids worldwide a reality by 2015.