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Our Preparation Is Long Overdue

Ambassador Marlene Moses | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Ambassador Marlene Moses

Global economic governance is central to the welfare of every man, woman and child on this planet. It is a significant, if not the main determinant of all our development prospects.

PHOTOS: Inside One Of The World's Smallest Republics

Posted 01.31.2013 | Travel

Happy independence day to the Republic of Nauru! On January 31, 1968, the 8.1-square-mile island nation gained its independence. The tiny cora...

Exporting Australia's Asylum Policies

Bill Frelick | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Bill Frelick

The Refugee Convention, which both New Zealand and Australia have ratified, recognizes that refugees may need to enter a country illegally for protection and should not be punished on that account. But the New Zealand bill would treat asylum seekers differently depending on how they arrived.

Helicopter Pilot Jailed for Sugary Pacific Island Detour

Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel

An Australian helicopter pilot got more than he bargained for when he landed on the Pacific island nation of Nauru in search of a snack. The 24-yea...

Needed: A UN Special Representative on Climate Change and Security

Ambassador Marlene Moses | Posted 09.23.2011 | Green
Ambassador Marlene Moses

Climate change has transformed the world we live in. It is as big a threat to peace and security as nuclear proliferation or global terrorism. It brings hunger and disease, drought and deluge; in its wake will come the spread of deserts and a tide of refugees.

South Sudan Reminds Us What It Takes to Become a New Nation

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

Recently created countries remind us that there are no special requirements in terms of physical size, population or economic strength in order to become an independent country.

The Fattest Place On Earth (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The fattest place on earth isn't in America. The tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru holds that honor. At only 8.1 sq. miles, with a population of le...

World's Fattest Countries 2010 (PHOTOS): GlobalPost Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pacific Islanders struggle with the highest levels of obesity around the world, according to a new GlobalPost report. Writer Emily Stone cites 201...

10 Best Places For Smokers Traveling Abroad

LA Times | Mark Milian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With so many places around the world instituting smoking regulations, increasing taxes and, quite literally, kicking smokers to the curb, it's getting...