In a surprisingly quick decision, the 15 members of the UN Security Council stood in a row to show they were united behind the candidacy of Antonio Guterres, a former UN refugee agency chief and an ex-prime minister of Portugal.
Etienne* lives in Nakivale refugee camp in southwestern Uganda. The 21-year old fled there with his younger siblings after his father was murdered. He is one of more than sixty million refugees and internally displaced persons around the world today.
The world's greatest risks can't be confined within borders. This is clearly the case with the ongoing refugee crisis, which is unprecedented in scale and affecting people and places far from the scene of civil war, fragility and conflict.
This is an interview with Josefin Wikstrom, who has been practicing yoga for the past 24 years. She has been dancing since she was a teenager, and teaching yoga the past 10 years in Sweden and internationally.
Resources and assistance are crucial for refugees hoping to create a new life. What is also necessary for these individuals, especially children, is a sense of normalcy and an outlet to express themselves.
With lives at stake, prohibiting the American private sector from helping with increased refugee resettlement abandons core American values of philanthropy and civil society. Hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable Syrians need resettlement.
The international community has failed to provide essential humanitarian assistance and resettlement opportunities to Syrian refugees, even as news headlines are filled with horrific reports about the conditions that displaced Syrians face.
On March 12, 2016, just a few days after International Women's Day, more than 700 Lions, Leos, ambassadors and guests gathered at the U.N. for the 38th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations to discuss peace and gender equality.
As the Syrian refugee crisis continues and governments reevaluate how they will respond to refugees seeking shelter and safety, news coverage has understandably focused on the plight of the families and individuals fleeing Syria's nightmarish conditions.