A peculiar mix of people sat in an overcrowded lecture room at The New School this past weekend to participate in an Urban Lab, hosted by the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth, that was part of the NYC Urban Thinkers Campus.
Obama hopes to go down in history as having ended the half-century of U.S. hostility toward Cuba and its revolution. We do not know what the next administration will bring. We must pressure Obama to act decisively now to realize his promise to truly normalize relations with Cuba.
UN Peacekeeping is currently operating 16 missions across four continents serving a total population of over 125 million people. But peacekeepers have been increasingly targeted by armed groups including terrorist elements.
The recent publication of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan in the Federal Register triggered the filing of lawsuits b...
Since Portals launched in December 2014, more than 6,000 people have carried on 20-minute one-on-one conversations with strangers abroad. We expected the encounters to be neat, exciting, cool. But they were much more than that. Participants came out giddy, weeping, feeling as though they passed through some unique moment in time and space.
It is worth focusing on the means that Putin is employing to further his strategic international goals of expanding Russian power and hegemony and weakening NATO and the European Union.
The perspectives of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S President Barack Obama on Syria are so different, you have to wonder if they are living on the same planet.
The transformation of our world is a tall order. The good news is that our generation has more wealth, more knowledge, and more technologies at our disposal than ever before. We have what it takes to achieve sustainable development for all.
This past Sunday, the United Nations reached its 70th anniversary. The United Nations Association of San Diego (UNA-USA SD) celebrated in style at the Prado Ballroom in Balboa Park.
Following in the footsteps of Reagan and Clinton -- adopting a new Israeli-Palestinian peace paradigm as a legacy to his successor -- would in no way signal a diminution of Obama's commitment to Israel or a weakening of the bilateral relationship.
A total of 854 people have already been executed in the Islamic Republic in the first 10 months of 2015, according to the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC), which records "unofficial," "semiofficial" and "official" executions.
In his speech to the UN general assembly, President Obama spoke passionately about a young teenage girl, Eva Tolage, who wrote to him asking he commit to the full implementation of the goals. So let's follow this story -- from lofty global promises to local real specifics.
On 11 September, the five permanent members (P5) of the 15-member United Nations Security Council, under pressure from the broader membership of the 193-member Organization, accepted an intrusive role for the General Assembly, in which all members are represented, in the selection of the Secretary-General (SG), heretofore handled in zealous secrecy by the Security Council.
The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve t...
The United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris is only a few weeks away. This global conference is our last chance to tackle catastrophic climate change. If the negotiations fail, there is no plan B -- COP21 is effectively the end of the line.
What do two navy retired vets, a chef and a dentist have in common? Their love for giving back. This month will be the eighth trip for our group from the U.S. to Malawi, lovingly known as the Warm Heart of Africa.