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Rio+20: Moving Ahead With the Sustainable Development Goals

Manish Bapna | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Manish Bapna

Achieving "the future we want" will require economic development that addresses not only poverty, but ecological limits.

The Solution in Syria Moving on Two Tracks, Putin Negotiates Dates

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home
Raghida Dergham

This week, at the World Economic Forum meeting in Istanbul, it was clear that the Syrian issue had given a different color to what had been called the Arab Spring when Arab revolutions and uprisings erupted.

U.N. Says There Is No Document Charging Rwanda Helped M23 Rebels

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

Google "M23 Congo" and it is obvious that accounts of the leaked report have gone viral. But is it correct? Does the report exist? What, exactly, does it say?

Partnership With NGOs: A Key to Achieving the U.N.'s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative

Robert A. Freling | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green
Robert A. Freling

For too long, the role of energy in meeting basic human needs had been overlooked by the international development community.

Russia Wants to Be the 'Sponsor' of the Alternative Regime in Syria

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Raghida Dergham

Russia has, from the beginning, made it clear to the other major powers with permanent membership at the Security Council that it rejects the rise of Islamists to power in Syria.

Zach Carter

Obama's Trade Position Panned By U.N. For Protecting High Drug Prices | Zach Carter | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two major United Nations organizations warned world leaders on Thursday to avoid restrictive free trade agreements that may threaten pub...

On Its Birthday, U.N. Peacekeeping Gives Back

Peter Yeo | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home
Peter Yeo

For six decades, these men and women -- most recognizable in their blue helmets -- have been responsible for restoring stability where terror lived.

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Softens 'Shameful' Fight Against Cheap Drugs For Poor Countries | Zach Carter | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A change of heart from the Obama administration may pave the way to a groundbreaking global deal to provide lifesaving medications to de...

Arab Concern Over the West's Infatuation With Iran

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home
Raghida Dergham

Talk of the "Grand Bargain" is once again finding its way to theories on the relationship between the United States and Iran, in light of their mutual...

Does NATO Matter?

Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld

Shouldn't we put NATO out of its misery? To answer that, just look at Libya -- and then Syria.

UN Inspectors Push Iran On Military Site Access

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home

By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, May 14 (Reuters) - A senior U.N. nuclear official said Iran must give his inspectors access to information, pe...

Annan's Plan Threatened With Failure as Everyone Evades "Plan B"

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.11.2012 | Home
Raghida Dergham

What Kofi Annan and his team should think of is the need to distinguish between the failure of the plan and the failure of the man on the one hand, and the thwarting of the six points stated in the man's plan on the other. This mandate is first and foremost meant for Syria and its fate.

Barack Obama -- Atrocity Preventer

Simon Adams | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Simon Adams

Beyond Syria, Obama's Atrocities Prevention Board needs to transcend rhetoric and U.N. vetoes in favour of meaningful multilateral engagement.

Syria's Unfolding Tragedy: What Can Be Done?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

There is no easy solution to the Syrian debacle and the Annan plan has now become an obstacle rather than a plan that provides a solution to the conflict.

U.N. Official Makes Shock Suggestion On Mt. Rushmore

Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

South Dakota's Black Hills, home to the granite faces carved into Mt. Rushmore, should be restored as Native American tribal lands, a United Nations o...

Obama Wants to Postpone the Syrian Revolution Until After the Elections

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Raghida Dergham

The world will not necessarily stop, as postponement and delay could cause a backlash against the Arab region and the United States in the form of a major concern and a monster that can only be restrained at a very high cost.

Interview: Olivia Wilde Produces Baseball in the Time of Cholera

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Baseball in the Time of Cholera started out as a film about Haiti's first little league team but soon took on international importance as a cholera epidemic infected over 500,000 Haitian people.

Crime Actually Does Pay

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

* Criminal business one of the world's largest - U.N. * Threatens international development goals * Crime groups showing...

Iran Toughening on Arab Gulf States and Softening on Nuclear Negotiations

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Raghida Dergham

New York -- Iran's leadership has purposely coupled the features of its deal on the nuclear issue with the five permanent Security Council member-stat...

Teens in the Tinderbox

Suzanne Ehlers | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Ehlers

Young people are sophisticated enough to explore and define their values, and make informed decisions that help safeguard their well-being.

Regarding Iran, America Must Look to the Constitution

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
Jonathan Granoff

Nothing can so erode confidence in the proper use of power by the strongest nation in the world than failure to adhere to the rules that we have agreed should be binding.

Fear of Annan's Plan Turning Into a Process of Buying Time

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
Raghida Dergham

Kofi Annan will not be able to continue merely managing relations between major powers while the Syrian leadership targets people militarily. He has no choice but to admit that granting deadline after deadline will be translated into prolonging the conflict.

Satellite Photos Of Syria Fighting Reach The Web

iWatch News | Posted 04.05.2012 | Home

In 1995, U.S. spy satellites photographed telling moments in the massacre over four days of an estimated 7,800 Bosnians by Bosnian Serb forces near th...

Annan's Mission Suits Damascus' Desire to Buy Time

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home
Raghida Dergham

Annan's mission is edging forward calmly and slowly, which suits the Syrian leadership that seeks to buy time.

Conflict in Mali Threatens to Escalate Food Crisis in Sahel Region

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Louis Belanger

Growing insecurity in Mali and northern Nigeria is disrupting the supply of food to communities suffering from a major food crisis affecting 13 million people in West Africa.