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Bulgaria Announces New Female Candidate For U.N. Leadership Race

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.28.2016 | World

SOFIA (Reuters) - The Bulgarian government said on Wednesday it was nominating Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resour...

The Wall Street Journal is Wrong: António Guterres is the Best to Run the UN

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
André Corrêa d'Almeida

This post is co-authored by Alexandra Carreira On merit, skills and qualifications, Guterres is by far the best candidate to run the United Nations. F...

Why the World Needs a U.N. Secretary General From the Former East Bloc

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Image: Some analysts believe a U.N. secretary general from Eastern Europe would stand up to aggressors better than the outgoing Ban Ki-moon. Author: K...

Who Can Lead The UN?

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 09.21.2016 | World
José Ramos-Horta

I won't say that I am a person of great consequence to the UN. But for about 40 years, I have been known in its hallways, as my life and the survival of my country have been intimately intertwined with the UN's workings. I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly.

Can The World's Top Diplomat Ever Be A Woman?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.04.2016 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Led by Columbia, many UN members want a woman as secretary-general of the world body. But if a recent straw poll is any guide, the choice will be another man.

When the United Nations Undermines Human Rights

Noam Schimmel | Posted 06.21.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

The New York Times recently published an editorial claiming that UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon did not have a choice but to collude with Saudi Arabia in covering up its human rights violations and crimes.

Candidates' Commitment to Human Rights Should Play Crucial Role in UN Secretary-General Election

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Image: United Nations. Stock Photo. As the world watches Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump compete for the U.S. presidency, another impo...

Communicate with Clarity & Leave No One Behind: How the UN Is Scaling Sustainability in a Post-2015 World, Part 1

Mark Coleman | Posted 08.05.2016 | Green
Mark Coleman

On July 8th I had the unique opportunity and pleasure to speak with Ms. Mohammed about the post-2015 development process and agenda.

Communicate With Clarity & Leave No One Behind: How the UN Is Scaling Sustainability in a Post-2015 World, Part 2

Mark Coleman | Posted 08.05.2016 | Green
Mark Coleman

Part 2 of 2: A Conversation with Ms. Amina Mohammed, UN Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning The fate of humani...

Welcoming a Hybrid Attempt at Justice for the Central African Republic

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Jesica L. Santos

The establishment of the SCC is unprecedented in recent years in that the world will now have a hybrid tribunal working in a country where the ICC has already opened investigations.

The True Meaning of United Nations

ZP Heller | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
ZP Heller

On UN Day, the international community looks inward, celebrating the anniversary of when the United Nations Charter first took effect in 1945. Yet more and more, the UN appears to be focusing outward as it tackles the world's most pressing development issues.

Standing With Malala on Education (Part 2)

ZP Heller | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
ZP Heller

Malala used her global spotlight to elevate her advocacy, appealing to her "brothers and sisters" -- both in the General Assembly and throughout the world -- to stand up for universal access and gender equality regarding education.

Standing With Malala on Education (Part 1)

ZP Heller | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
ZP Heller

Achieving universal primary education is a Millennium Development Goal and is now central to the post-2015 development agenda as well. The InterDependent interviewed Amina Mohammed, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's special advisor on post-2015 development planning.

Groundbreaking Speech by Ban Ki-moon on Eve of NPT Review

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

In a Huffington Post exclusive, Peace Action organizers of the "Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World" Conference at Riverside Church -- ...

UN Peacekeeping: 'Blue Helmets' Wear New Hats as Challenges Grow

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

When an author I met today during an overseas visit gave me a copy of his recently published book, he said writing it was very special since it recoun...

Juan Mendez on International Human Rights

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"The U.N. simply does not have adequate support of the world powers," Juan E. Mendez told me. Coming from anyone, this might be less important. From...