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Are Your Pensions Destroying Our Planet?

Miss Deap Khambay | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Miss Deap Khambay

Dr Steve Waygood is responsible for Aviva Investors' analysis, engagement and voting on environmental social and governance (ESG) issues across the £246bn of assets under management.

11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Jacada Travel | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

So the next time you find yourself heading out on a shopping spree to lift your mood, why not put that money towards a flight instead? Here are 11 ways in which travel can make you happier:

At the UN, 'Disappointment and Cautious Optimism' About LBTI Rights

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

The distinct human rights concerns of such "multiply marginalized" LBTI (lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people were outlined in a Statement in Reaction to Political Statement of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women that was signed by more than 50 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and activists.

ISIS: A Priority in the Region at the Expense of Palestine and Other Issues

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.20.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

The anticipated American-Iranian deal has an implicit Palestinian/Israeli dimension that could force Tehran to change its political discourse regarding Palestine and Israel, and alter the Iranian regional policy based on compensation -- at least verbally -- for the Arab failures on Palestine.

Major Nations Hold Talks On Ending U.N. Sanctions On Iran: Officials

Reuters | LOUIS CHARBONNEAU | Posted 03.13.2015 | World

(Reuters) - Major world powers have begun talks about a United Nations Security Council resolution to lift U.N. sanctions on Iran if a nuclear agreeme...

HRC and U.S. 'Exceptionalism'

Zillah Eisenstein | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
Zillah Eisenstein

Where were you, Hillary? Why did you not offer Michael Brown's mother your arm to walk across the bridge together -- as mothers, and as women standing against racist bigotry and murder? Why don't more of us wonder this?

Hope in the Fight to End Ebola

Wendy Diamond | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact
Wendy Diamond

It's our global responsibility towards humanity to encourage compassion for those suffering, and support efforts to completely eliminate the Ebola virus by the end of 2015. Together we can make this happen!

Images Of Syrian Torture Go On View At The UN

The Guardian | Raya Jalabi in New York | Posted 03.11.2015 | Arts
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Images of tortured, bloodied and bruised bodies go on display in the glittering halls of the UN in New York for the next 10 days, to remind staff “n...

3 Women's Health Issues Every Thinking Man (and Woman!) Should Know About

Kate Grant | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Kate Grant

As women break barriers and crack glass ceilings in countries like the U.S., in much of the developing world, women and girls still face staggering challenges to their health and well-being. This week seems like the right day to recognize three of them.

UNSC: Darfur's Referral Turns 10 Years

Mariana Rodriguez Pareja | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Mariana Rodriguez Pareja

10 years after the adoption of the Resolution, the situation has not improved and continues to be quite catastrophic: grave crimes continue to happen in Darfur on a daily basis.

What Sells, Sex or Empowerment?

Shenan Reed | Posted 03.09.2015 | Media
Shenan Reed

"Sex sells" has been a mantra of the advertising industry for as long as anyone can remember. And let's be honest, it has worked. Sexy, salacious advertising has sold cars, beer, potato chips and a host of other products over the years. Mostly products target to men.

Obama seeks Deal with Iran, Ignores Tehran's Regional Ambitions

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.05.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

Growing concerns are accompanied by scattered coordination to the rhythm of nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran in the P5+1 framework, with a crucial deadline set to arrive on March 24.

Fiction, Violence, Propaganda: War, War and More War

Greg Barrett | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics
Greg Barrett

First it was Clint Eastwood and American Sniper. For the sake of educating myself on all things mainstream, I endured two hours of this peculiar Western devotion to fiction, violence and American exceptionalism.

People Get Ready, There's a March in March

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 03.03.2015 | Impact
Nancy Cohen-koan

The month of March is very busy and includes the important March for Gender Equality and Women's Rights on International Women's Day, March 8, 2015. Everyone is invited to join the march and to spread the word far and wide.

US and Gulf Confusion in Yemen and Iraq

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.26.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

How did a panel of experts with a specific mission manage to understand the equations and developments in Yemen, while Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia were not able to ascertain and prepare for what was obvious in Yemen?

UN Cholera Plan for Haiti Must Choose Justice Over Charity

Ted Oswald | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact
Ted Oswald

Securing water and sanitation infrastructure for Haiti is ultimately about fulfilling obligations and respecting human rights, areas where the UN can, and should, be demonstrating leadership.

Changing the Climate Narrative

William S. Becker | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green
William S. Becker

It is time to change the conversation. It should be about a race to the future -- a 21st-century, global Marshall Plan that builds the capacity of nations to achieve sustainable prosperity. Before going into this idea further, let's unpack the invalid logic chain that has been implicit in climate negotiations so far.

The Real American Exceptionalism

Alfred W. McCoy | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Alfred W. McCoy

Washington is now well into the second decade of an endless War on Terror that seems the sum of its exceptions to international law: endless incarceration, extrajudicial killing, pervasive surveillance, drone strikes in defiance of national boundaries and torture on demand.

Egypt Joints the Military Effort against ISIS

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.20.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

Egypt entered officially and practically the war on ISIS through the Libyan gateway this week, after Jordan stepped up its military operations against...

Tipping the Iceberg

Michael Møller | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Michael Møller

The news about the United Nations that makes its way into the media shows only a fraction of what the organization does. And usually it is focused narrowly on international crises and the international community's inability to do much about them.

Adjusting the Frequency: Women Take to the Airwaves

UN Women | Posted 02.13.2015 | Impact
UN Women

. The discussion revolves around key questions: how has the women's causes changed; are women accessing decision-making roles; are they more equal today?

Possible Outcomes of Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.12.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

What will happen following the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries, both in the event of success and in the event of failure? Failure will not lead to a war because Washington's strategy does not involve that.

Interfaith Conversations at the United Nations

Katherine Marshall | Posted 02.07.2015 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The interfaith movement is a rich mosaic of efforts, ranging from theological discourse to practical coalitions. Some interreligious harmony work is built on ethereal, ethical, and theological foundations.

The International Anti-ISIS Coalition Needs to Be Repaired

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.06.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

It is now clear that air strikes alone will not bring about the full defeat of ISIS, and that there is no alternative to a clearer and broader political and military strategy in the air and on the ground.

UN Alarmed By Pictures Of ISIS Logos On Its Syria Food Aid

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2015 | World

GENEVA/BEIRUT, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has declared itself "extremely concerned" by photographs showing its food...