Whether there was acquiescence or complicity before or after the fact of the fall of Srebrenica, Washington pivoted its policy toward satisfying Milosevic's territorial demands. The mythology of peace in BiH continues to be dominated by tales of age-old hatreds as well as ethnic chauvinist politics.
The death of Prince Saud Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia was not unexpected. He had endured a debilitating illness for quite some time and, as a result, ha...
Will the 21st-century global order be led primarily by might and military muscle or rights and norms? We may get an answer in the near future. The...
On July 3rd, the top choice for the UN's first digital privacy investigator, Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, was rejected by the German president of the Human Rights Council (UNHRC), who cited complaints from activist groups that she was not a strong enough critic of government surveillance.
In course of the 25th anniversary of the World Economic Forum on Africa which held in Cape Town 3rd-5th of June 2015, I was lucky to secure a one-on-one with the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Under-Secretary-General Babatunde Osotimehin.
Many governments still do not see the need to allocate or increase resources for efforts that would strengthen health systems to reduce maternal mortality, address violence against women, ensure access to sexual and reproductive health care, and end child marriage. In fact, these areas should be priorities if we are to achieve sustainable development for generations to come.
Gender inequality in parts of the developing world is much worse than in rich countries, where it does still also exist; traditional cultural norms mean that many girls receive little education, are married and bear children while still adolescents and cannot even open a bank account.
New evidence makes undeniable of what some of us have alleged for almost two decades as a "yellow light" or "green" from Washington, Paris and London to assault and overtake the UN "safe area" and also NATO "protected zone" of Srebrenica.
At the UN, a purportedly external and independent three-person panel convened to review allegations of child sexual abuse by non-UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) last year, should confront questions about the career of Hassan Bubacar Jallow, one of its three members.
Why would Russia vote to deny recognition of the Srebrenica genocide? Today's vote mattered. It mattered hugely to the families of the victims of the Srebrenica genocide. Russia's veto is heartbreaking for those families, and it is a further stain on this Council's record.
Pearson's Chief Executive Officer John Fallon, forced to respond to dissidents, declared his enthusiastic "support free public education for every child around the world." However he did not offer to provide Pearson's educational services for free.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: w...
Appointing a woman would show that the UN means what it says about the importance of gender equality as an instrument of wider change. The role that women and girls play in alleviating poverty and building a safe and productive society cannot be understated. Thankfully there are several qualified women candidates.
Back in the year 2000, the UN created a set of goals aiming to achieve them by 2015. Governments and corporations pledged to work to reduce poverty, address sanitation challenges, and several other serious challenges of our planet.
Last week mega-philanthropist Michael Steinhardt, co-founder of Birthright Israel, which has brought 500,000 young Jews to Israel, joined with our organization, The World Values Network, in a full-page New York Times ad about Ambassador Samantha Power.
Just over a week ago, the UN Administrative and Budget Committee brought forth a resolution to define the priorities of the Member States with respect to peacekeeping, whistleblowing and, among other things, sex abuse. The resolution makes clear certain obvious features of UN peacekeeping that most casual observers don't immediately think of.