Universal Primary Education is set as a United Nations Millennium Development Goal, to be achieved by 2015. A great deal of progress has certainly been made, but at 18 months from the target date, we are not on track to meet these goals.
Next time you're planning a vacation south of the border, chances are the bargain rates you'll see in the travel ads -- one might say: "7 nites in Los Cabos for $750 PPDO incl. air" -- came from a deal cut at Tianguis.
There are other UN institutions deeply engaged in the Internet governance debate -- UNESCO chief among them -- that stand firmly for preserving Internet freedom and the multi-stakeholder governance model.
Imagine a new world of innovative, inexpensive and successful learning, where streets in rural towns in developing countries are lined with self-powered computer kiosks, and children from poor neighborhoods have the same ability to work with new technology as children in richer areas.
Syria endures as one of the world's greatest cultural crossroads. Its architectural and archeological record lends dignity and pride of place to its citizens. The question today is, can this precious national patrimony survive another year or even a few more months?
Palestine had no problem getting an upgraded status at the United Nations, isolating Israel and the United States and giving Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the boost in stature he so badly needed. OK, so what happened?
The night we arrived the waves were crashing onto the street and the next morning that same shoreline stretched out to sea for a kilometer, revealing incredible tide pools. Neon coral, clown fish, eels, starfish and sea urchins showedthemselves in just a few inches of water.
While we celebrate International Day of the Girl, let's take action to make sure everyone -- governments, businesses, parents and teachers -- is aware of and ready to nurture the formidable talents and capacities and potential of girls.
In a way, this was a classic labor conflict between a public agency and workers. But UNRWA is a unique international bureaucracy, with a global budget crisis intertwined with the politics of the conflict-ridden regions it serves.
Military occupation is not only bad news for the people who live in Timbuktu, but also for its world-renowned centers of learning that house precious manuscripts, some of which date to the 13th century.