With a reputation for being charming, witty and funny in person, Rice is known for being candid and persuasive at the United Nations. She responded by email to interview questions posed by The InterDependent.
In the wake of newly-passed UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea, Pyongyang has issued a new batch of heated rhetoric nearly every day. B...
A president should be a trustworthy person fighting for the common interest of all citizens. However, this is not the case for the Sudan.
Recently, two organizations combined their talents and experience to address ocean solutions on the scale required to make a difference. As we always tend to measure value in dollars, they predicated their recommendations on the following analysis:
Whether one perceives the U.S. as a force for good or imperial power, the UN's agenda is inevitably shaped by its veto-wielding powers, either by action or inaction. The UN is frequently injected into issues that serve the interests of its most powerful members.
Eyes are on Rome as the Catholic Church chooses its next pope. But there's some pretty fascinating "Catholic" stuff going down in New York right now at the United Nations, which is holding its 57th annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
An astute political animal, Karzai recognizes that the Afghan public long ago soured on the American military presence. And he calculates that assailing the foreigners is his best ticket to shoring up the legitimacy of his regime.
We still have a lot to learn about how to create long-lasting, cross-cutting, highly effective collaborations. New models are being devised and tested every day. But there's no doubt that collaboration will be key to the future survival and success of humankind.
Seeking justice for violations of their rights is difficult, since LBT people often suffer from violence and discrimination at the hands of the very authorities that are supposed to protect them.
The UN needs to take tougher action on member states that deliberately disrespect their obligations. This will hopefully deter other suspects from Darfur, Sudan from visiting other member states of the UN.
The world as we know it has entered an information age that's powering up incredible new solutions to tackle global challenges, from solving hunger to ending extreme poverty.
Standards are in place to end violence and discrimination against women and girls. Governments must not be allowed to backtrack on their pledges.
In honor of International Women's Day, contact your foreign ministry or head of government and tell him or her that you expect to see an agreement in New York next week.
"The Supreme Leader is still getting used to the last time everything was changed by the Internet aggressor Zuckerberg," says Chung Mun-hee, spokesperson for Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry.
Just yesterday, I spent the day at the United Nations, where I received an award from Salma Hayek Pinault and the Avon Foundation for my organization's work in Tanzania to end violence against women.
No one can predict what Pyongyang will do, which frequently threatens action, then reneges and then does something anyway to make sure the world and the region pay attention. It has the bomb but not (yet) the means to deliver it via a missile.