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Trump, Hillary Haters Take a Hard Look at the Constitution Party

Judy Frankel | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Speaking in a southern drawl from Memphis, Tennessee, Darryll Castle, Presidential nominee for the Constitution Party answered my questions.

The Panama Papers And The Call For Institutional Transparency and Integrity

Patrick Keuleers | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact
Patrick Keuleers

The links between corruption and some of the major challenges the world is facing, in particular the rising inequalities and the threat of terrorism and violent extremism are becoming more obvious

The world weighs in on Thailand's human rights

Rachael Willis | Posted 05.19.2016 | World
Rachael Willis

Photo credit: UN via Flickr Any illusions that Thailand is a functioning democratic state were laid to rest last week when it appeared before the UN'...

Arab Media Forum 2016: Media for Good

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.14.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It was a far cry from confabs just harping on how media disseminate hate speech, promote sedition, spread rumors, and are used for nefarious purposes....

Weekend Roundup: Where the UN Can Succeed Instead of Fail

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

The Paris climate accord, signed by 175 countries in April, was a high point of success for the United Nations. The U.N. has also managed to focus governments around the world on sustainable development goals. Yet, on the security side of the equation, for which the U.N. was principally founded, the record is largely one of failure. (continued)

Why the World Needs a UN Leader Who Stands Up for Human Rights

Anna Neistat | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Anna Neistat

The UN has not failed, yet. But its ability to fulfill its purpose is in grave jeopardy. The governments who select the next Secretary-General have to answer the critics who question whether the organization is fit for purpose in the twenty-first century.

"We" Aren't Responsible for World's Problems: Time to Recognize Limits of West's Influence

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.07.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

What do you do after you brought your party's control of government to a dramatic end? You become an international scold and blowhard, blaming the world's problems on everyone else--who have no ability to solve any of them.

Population Explosion

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 05.05.2016 | World
Paul Mashegoane

The 20th century experienced the highest population growth in all human history that according to current projections, there won't be another singular...

Enough! It's Time for the UN to Stop the Attacks on Hospitals

Joanne Liu | Posted 05.04.2016 | World
Joanne Liu

We will not leave patients behind. And we will not be silent. Seeking or providing health care must not be a death sentence. You will be judged not on your words today, but on your actions. Your work has only begun. Make this resolution save lives.

What is the business case for the Sustainable Development Goals?

Nicola Ruane | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Nicola Ruane

What is the business case for the Sustainable Development Goals? This was the question that I answered at a recent event at the UN in Geneva to bring...

Kabila Knows His Back Is Against the Wall and the US Must Keep it There

John Burnett | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
John Burnett

It's not often that a dictator takes out an advertisement in The New York Times. But there it was on Sunday, full-page spread touting President Joseph Kabila's supposed record of championing democracy and reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Arts Global Footprint

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In our own ways, we both have a global footprint. Hers perhaps hands on and mine in a more subtle way.

A Race Against Time to Check Malaria Resistance

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 04.22.2016 | World
Philippe Douste-Blazy

Insecticide-treated bed nets and spraying of homes have proved formidable tools to fight malaria. Concern is growing, however, that hard-fought gains over the past decade could be undermined by insecticide resistance.

Assad Wins as Intra-Syrian Talks Fail

Arsla Jawaid | Posted 04.21.2016 | World
Arsla Jawaid

Any talks focusing on a political roadmap for a transitional government are likely to fail. Peace agreement are more than often about timing. And the timing for pressing for a political transition is just not right.

Righting the Wrongs of Global Drug Policies

Dr. Chris Beyrer | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Dr. Chris Beyrer

Bold changes in drug policies will take courage. An impressively diverse set of countries is showing it can be done - and that their citizens' lives can be improved in the process. Now the world needs to follow their lead.

Among Hillary Clinton's Recently Leaked Emails, Wide-Ranging References to UN

Dulcie Leimbach | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
Dulcie Leimbach

A newly released Wikileaks trove of emails sent to or sent by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, some as old as 2009, reveals a wide range of ...

The Forgotten Crises

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

We must ensure that all people -- regardless of where they are born -- have the ability to live happy, healthy, and safe lives. It is critical for the media, governments, and individuals to focus on the massive scale of human suffering in Middle East and Europe. But we must not limit our focus.

Yemen Between Ending the Conflict and a Warrior's Break

Raghida Dergham | Posted 04.10.2016 | World
Raghida Dergham

The coming week is poised to see significant shifts in the Yemeni, Libya, and Syrian issues midwifed by the three UN envoys in charge of searching for political solutions to these conflicts, in which many local, regional, and international factors overlap and interact.

Who Should Lead the United Nations?

Mogens Lykketoft | Posted 04.11.2016 | World
Mogens Lykketoft

Many have suggested that the UN's most senior official should either be a Secretary or a General. This is too simplistic, for the Secretary-General must be both and more.

NGOs Ramp up Push for Better UN Data

Georgette Mulheir | Posted 04.01.2016 | World
Georgette Mulheir

Desperately poor and bereft at the death of his wife, Daniel's father made the only choice he could for his six-year-old son. But Daniel, afraid and hungry - and even lonelier than when his mother died - hated the orphanage from the first frightening night he cried himself to sleep.

Jumping for Joy: Happiness Day 2016 at the United Nations

Jim Luce | Posted 05.07.2016 | Good News
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Jim Luce

Over 700 people from all walks of life assembled in a large conference room in the United Nations headquarters last weekend to celebrate the International Day of Happiness.

Fighting Terrorism Without Violating Human Rights

Lydia Canaan | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Lydia Canaan

Unlike some cultural aspects that are relative, violations of innocent people's physical integrity - such as dropping bombs on them - is universally deviant.

How Can Everybody Get Access to Water?

Mads Nipper | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business
Mads Nipper

Let there be no doubt: there are plenty of critical, water related problems. Yet, they are matters which I believe can be resolved if we all join forces to handle them correctly.

Will Russian Withdrawal Mean a Federal Syria or More War?

Joe Lauria | Posted 03.15.2016 | World
Joe Lauria

Putin's move has led to widespread speculation. Perhaps he has made a deal with the U.S., a grand bargain of sorts. Maybe Washington has offered a major concession on Ukraine, something President Barack Obama may gladly concede given what a disaster the U.S. adventure in that country has become.

Using Technology to Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Katje Vanden Heuvel | Posted 03.14.2016 | Technology
Katje Vanden Heuvel

Authored by Berhane Gebru, Director of Programs, TechLab, FHI 360 Photo credit: Berhane Gebru, FHI 360 Hellen Mary Akiror's livelihood relies on th...