This year, the UN Human Rights Office set up a photo booth near the entrance to the iconic General Assembly Hall. Visitors were invited to stop by and have their photo taken while holding up a sign affirming their support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world.
Some governments think that peace and security should not be tackled within the agenda because it detracts from the agenda's goal: sustainable development. On the contrary, a development agenda that helps prevent conflict will free up resources to promote and enhance sustainable development.
The soaring demand for products derived from wildlife has pushed several iconic species --including elephants, rhinos, and tigers, as well as many lesser known species -- toward the precipice of extinction. This is a global crisis for both wildlife and people, particularly local communities.
In the last decade or so, public-private partnerships have changed the landscape of how the world thinks about aid and development, helping to cement a move toward greater privatization.
In the end, it is education and health that will determine if an adolescent girl becomes a woman with equal opportunity. And now we have data to help us to shift to a holistic approach to bring the two together in development programs.
The world often tells us we do not have enough, we are not enough. No matter how fast we run, there isn't enough time, pleasure, accomplishment, or peace to be had. Later this fall on Wednesday, October 29th, the center will examine 'What's Enough Success' at the NYC location.
Beating ISIS on the battleground could prove inconclusive, even counterproductive, if its dogma is not de-legitimized. This cannot be done by the gun but the law and a political system that offers an alternative to the rule of might.
This year's UN General Assembly comes at an especially bleak time. ISIS massacres, Syrian refugees, Ebola -- how much worse can it get? (Actually, do...
Though a ceasefire hangs over Israel and Gaza today, the open wounds from 50 days of conflict remain unresolved.
Joining the International Criminal Court (ICC) remains one of few options for the "State of Palestine," but it's one with profound implications for Zionism and Hamas.
Whatever attributes Uganda's Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa may have, his election to the presidency of the 193-member UN General Assembly is overshadowed by his country's draconian legislation used to hunt down, isolate and jail homosexuals.
International Day of Happiness isn't about drawing smiley faces on sticky notes (which I don't do) or putting a good face on bad news (which I do sometimes), it's about hitting the "pause" button sometime during March 20 and thinking about how happiness is an essential element of life.