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UN Economic and Social COuncil

Zika Virus: The Power of Information

Oh Joon | Posted 02.18.2016 | World
Oh Joon

Global public health emergencies, with their serious social and economic implications, are of concern to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, which held a briefing on the Zika virus on February 16th.

The Missing Ingredient in UN's 2030 Global Goals

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The SDGs and the Paris climate agreement are clearly interconnected and any effort to tackle one without immediate consideration of the other will do serious disservice to both.

United Nations No Defender of Muslim Women's Rights

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Although the UN does important humanitarian work, it is overgrown with the weeds of a dysfunctional bureaucracy and spineless leadership, and has become a watering hole for states that are prepared to sanction sex discrimination and extremist ideology without fear of serious challenge by the world body.