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Pacific Women Vendors Lead Change

UN Women | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
UN Women

The goal is to create accessible, inclusive and representative governance structures that will help markets thrive, while strengthening the role and influence of women vendors.

Syrian Militants Issue Demands For Captive UN Troops

AP | RYAN LUCAS and NICK PERRY | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the ext...

Egypt Has Regained the Palestinian Issue and Its Regional Leadership

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

What is a constant here is that there is a Saudi-Egyptian-Emirati strategic relationship with important regional dimensions, and this deserves appreciation, at least for what it represents in the regional balance of power and as a bulwark against the projects led by radical Islamist groups.

What Inspires These Humanitarians

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Every year, thousands of aid workers around the world put their lives in danger daily to help people in need. Each finds his or her inspiration from a...

Assaults On Aid Workers Have Spiked 66 Percent Since 2012: Survey

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact

A survey released on the eve of World Humanitarian Day shows a dramatic increase in the number of attacks on civilian aid workers around the globe. ...

WATCH LIVE: HuffPost Live Hosts World Humanitarian Day Panel At UN

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.18.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski will host a World Humanitarian Day panel discussion at the U.N., which is expected to kick off at 1:30 p.m. Secret...

Suicide Bomber Attacks UN Base In North Mali

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

BAMAKO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a patrol base in northern Mali, the U.N....

'Darfur: The Genocide the World Got Tired of'

Eric Reeves | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Eric Reeves

Attacks on unarmed and innocent civilians continue to be a daily reality, without any end in sight. It's difficult to escape the conclusion that Darfur is the genocide that people got tired of. A terrible epitaph in the wake of so many impassioned declarations of "never again."

UN Security Council Blacklists Islamist Militants In Iraq, Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council took aim at Islamist militants in Iraq and ...

ISIS Turns Into a Catalyst for Reviving Sunni Moderation

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.14.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

The events in Iraq this week may represent the entryway to a new approach in Saudi-Iranian ties, with the removal of the obstacle represented by Nouri al-Maliki, and the deal to appoint Haidar Abadi as prime minister to form a consensus, non-exclusionary government in Iraq.

Libya's Last Stand

Ethan Chorin | Posted 10.14.2014 | World
Ethan Chorin

If there was ever a J.R.R. Tolkien moment in the Libya conflict, it has arrived. The forces of good and evil are fighting the future of Libya.

UN Addresses 'Overwhelming' Barriers Youth Face In Seeking Mental Health Help

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.01.2015 | Impact

The United Nations is addressing an issue that stigmatizes and causes discrimination against millions of children around the globe every day: mental h...

Six Steps the World Must Take Now to Stop the Horror of ISIS

Adel Guindy | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
Adel Guindy

The international community is failing to recognize that ISIS is an international -- not just Iraqi -- problem, as a hotbed of terrorism makes roots in such a vital area.

The Need for 'Sahawat' in Syria to Defeat Terrorist Groups

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

Does the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) constitute a radical shift in the history and the future of the Arab region, or is it a transient phenomenon, no matter how formidable it seems with its strength and its performance in the battlefields of Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon today?

Ebola Isn't the Only Illness Out There Killing Our World

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 10.05.2014 | World
Hibaaq Osman

Who suffers the most? It is always those who are most vulnerable. Children in Syria, Ukraine, Gaza, and many other "theatres of conflict" lie on stretchers, bruised and bloodied, unsure of why these tragedies are happening.

#Brazilmdgs - An Essay in Pictures: Progress of the Millennium Development Goals in Brazil

Purnima Ramakrishnan | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Purnima Ramakrishnan

The progress of the Millennium Development Goals in pictures - An essay, in pictures from Brazil. This April we went to Brazil for a reporting trip ...

The Gaza War: Concerted Efforts for a Ceasefire or a Humanitarian Truce

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

In parallel, the hurdles impeding a ceasefire are growing not only because of Hamas's rejection of a permanent ceasefire if not accompanied by an end to the blockade, but also because Israel is determined to continue the war on Gaza.

UN Envoy: Israel May Be Required To Take Responsibility For Displaced In Gaza

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 31 (Reuters) - Israel will be required under international law to take responsibility for...

32 Countries Support Recognition Of Yom Kippur As A U.N. Holiday

AP | Edith M. Lederer | Posted 07.31.2014 | Religion

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Thirty-two countries have written to a U.N. General Assembly committee asking the United Nations to recognize Judaism's holies...

Israel-Gaza Conflict: Here We Are Again

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Jesica L. Santos

Beyond any legal analysis and moral speeches, the reality is that what is taking place right now is a massacre.

UN Official Breaks Down On Air After School Bombing

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

After a United Nations-run school sheltering more than 3,000 Palestinians was shelled early Wednesday, UN official Chris Gunness could not contain his...

It's Time to Speak Your Peace!

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

Want to get on the peace train, regardless of your politics, philosophy or religion? Fantastic. There are thousands of ways to get involved.

Melissa Jeltsen

A Look Back At The Trial That Made Rape A War Crime | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

The task was almost unimaginable in its magnitude. After the Rwandan genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered over a hundre...

Back to Iraq's Future: A Constructive Partnership With the UN

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to meet with Iraq's leadership including Grand Ayatollah Sistani on 24 July. The meeting which is understood, in essence, to have been primarily a consultative one, is potentially a critical turning point in the United Nation's involvement in Iraq's steps towards democracy.

The Peace Process Is Dying at the Hands of Israel With Help from Hamas

Raghida Dergham | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made public and explicit this week, and for the first time, the Israeli positions that reject the two-state solution, that is, the establishment of the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel.