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Gender Equality and Social Justice: Why Foreign Assistance Matters

Rep. Jim Moran | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jim Moran

I hate to see our Congress turning away from the rest of the world. That's not who we are as a people, and as a nation. Our values give hope to women and men struggling against poverty, discrimination and oppression everywhere

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

Michele Bachmann Presents Questionable Theory

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann said she opposed the United Nations taking away gun rights at a recent ...

What Nonprofits Are Saying About UN Day

Posted 12.24.2011 | Impact

It's one big anniversary for one big organization. On this year's UN Day, people around the world are marking the 66th anniversary of the ratificatio...

Reflections on Gaddafi's Death

Amir Madani | Posted 12.24.2011 | World
Amir Madani

The UN -- the supreme arbiter of international legality -- had not requested the execution of Gaddafi. Humanity cannot forget that the only alternative to civilization by the rule of law, is barbarity.

Talk of the Muslim Brotherhood's Role in the Arab Spring Is Exaggerated

Raghida Dergham | Posted 12.21.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Arab road to change must not fall prey to illusions, misinformation and exaggeration, and fall into a fierce trap to take hold of power.

Behind the Russian/Chinese Veto of Syrian Resolution at the UN

Raghida Dergham | Posted 12.08.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

Why did the BRICS stand like a solid separation wall to protect the regime in Syria, while up to 3 thousand civilians have fallen victim to repression and killing?

Teachers Around The World Share Their Stories On World Teachers' Day

Posted 12.05.2011 | Education

Since World Teachers' Day's inception on October 5, 1994, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and Education Internati...

Two Weeks at the United Nations: a New Regional Order Taking Shape

Raghida Dergham | Posted 12.01.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

Over the past two weeks, the UN General Assembly witnessed a historic event that soon became the focus of diplomats and the media equally. The event was none other than the address by the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the international community.

Netanyahu's Lie: "I Already Gave at the Office"

James Zogby | Posted 12.01.2011 | World
James Zogby

Netanyahu didn't "give at the office" and he didn't give at the door. He's been playing us for fools for decades now and we're letting him get away with it.

Kosovo: Madam President to the Rescue

Fron Nahzi | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
Fron Nahzi

With no prior political experience, Ms. Jahjaga went from obscurity to prominence in a matter of days, literally, which may have proven to be a blessing in disguise for her and Kosovo.

Are We on the Wrong Side of History?

Nida Khan | Posted 11.28.2011 | World
Nida Khan

When the world is championing the cause of freedom for Palestinians, how can we -- a country that prides itself on independence and exports democracy -- simply reject the notion all together?

PHOTOS: World Tourism Day: 12 Great Cultural Destinations

The Huffington Post | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.27.2011 | Travel

World Tourism Day, like a lot of the "holidays" declared by the United Nations sounds like a bureaucratic invention, but by putting aside a day to cel...

UN Takes on Child Porn, Cybercrime and Other Global Issues

Larry Magid | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

There is a role for greater international cooperation for the Inernet because -- unlike physical objects -- data can travel between countries in the blink of an eye and typically without detection.

Abbas and a "Civil" Intifada in International Bodies

Raghida Dergham | Posted 11.23.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Palestinian President has always maintained that he opposes an armed third intifada, as this in his opinion would lead to the slaughter of the Palestinians. What he did in New York this week was almost a civil intifada.

Mr. Abbas Should Awe the UN, Not Just Shock It

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 11.23.2011 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

All eyes are focused on the high drama that Mr. Abbas has created. He owes it to his people and to the people of Israel to not just create shock at the UN without an equal dose of awe.

Joshua Hersh

Will U.S. Position On Israel Have 2012 Staying Power? | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When former New York Mayor and life-long Democrat Ed Koch endorsed a Republican for the congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner, he w...

Obama Shames Americans at the UN

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

We need a President who can speak authoritatively, one who can really lead and one who possesses integrity. Obama can do neither of the first two things and possesses none of the latter. And now the world knows it.

Durban III - A Weapon of Mass Distraction

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 11.21.2011 | New York
Thor Halvorssen

The terrible irony of the conferences is that the organizers -- largely repressive, one-party regimes -- effectively use them as spectacles to distract the world from their own crimes.

The Real Reason Behind the Israeli Hysteria Over the UN Vote

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

When Palestinians decided to go to the United Nations to seek Palestinian recognition, they knew that would anger Tel Aviv and possibly Washington. But they didn't expect the reaction that ensued.

Republicans Threaten UN Funding Over Palestinian Statehood

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

Republicans are once again taking shots at the United Nations. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has introduced a bill to cut off funding for the U.N. sho...

Joshua Hersh

Clinton Promotes Women's Rights Treaty That U.S. Has Not Joined | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- On the eve of high-level meetings for the United Nations' general assembly, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended an event on Monday...

PHOTOS: FLOTUS Goes Neon For New York Trip

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.26.2011 | Style

With things looking glum and gloomy on the world stage (assassinations, international statehood drama, typhoons, etc), Michelle Obama brightened thing...

Joshua Hersh

Rep. Joe Walsh To Palestinians: Stop Statehood Bid Or Israel Will Annex West Bank | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- A Republican lawmaker has introduced a resolution warning Palestinian leaders that Israel would be within its rights to annex the West Ban...

Ten Reasons Palestine Is Right to Bring its Case to the UN

Bradley Burston | Posted 11.19.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

In the past, Abbas has shown himself both a man unafraid to gamble, and, against all odds, one who knows how to turn a crapshoot to advantage. Here are ten reasons that his Hail Mary route at the UN may succeed after all.