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Ban Female Genital Mutilation

Katherine Marshall | Posted 04.08.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

FGM is most common in Muslim communities but also occurs in Christian and traditional religious settings. Yet the Bible and the Quran do not call for FGC and theologians discount any religious obligation.

Joshua Hersh

U.N. Assad Ouster Resolution Faces Strong Opposition From Russia | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined her counterparts from around the world in a passionate, argumentative session of the United Na...

The U.N., the U.S. Embargo, and the 20-Year Rout

Sarah Stephens | Posted 12.22.2011 | Latino Voices
Sarah Stephens

This will be the twentieth year the General Assembly has considered a resolution condemning the U.S. embargo. In every previous year, the resolution has been adopted in a rout.

In a Better World

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Adrian Margaret Brune

A resolution adopted at the Human Rights Council in Geneva sets an internationally backed standard against the discrimination of LGBT people. It's not marriage, but it's quite a leap in advancing gay rights around the world.

Libyan UN Diplomat: Gaddafi's Army of Mercenaries on Verge of Massacre

Daniel Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Hernandez

A defected Libyan ambassador pleaded for military action against Gaddafi today, as the UN hinted it may soon adopt a no-fly zone -- or something stronger.

UN's Failure on Libya Exposes Its Hypocrisy on Human Rights

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's murderous assault on his own people has exposed the United Nation's total lack of credibility when dealing with international human rights.