Jellyfish Take Over As Humans Overfish And Change Climate notes Tim Flannery at the New York Review of Books. These zombie-like, sometimes lethal crea...
Malala Yousafzai greets an excited crowd at the 2013 Social Good Summit in New York City. Photo credit: INSIDER IMAGES/Craig Warga for United Nations...
If organized religion is not exclusively responsible for war, nonetheless, it is fair to ask does it justify our loyalty at least for preventing conflict and killing? More fundamentally, does organized religion tip the scales for peace over war?
The world needs to stand united against nuclear weapons and finishing the job on the CTBT is a strong and relatively simple place to start.
The pre-government shut down news cycle was obsessed with last week's address to the United Nations General Assembly by Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, the handshake with Barack Obama that didn't happen and finally their 15-minute phone conversation.
The continued large number of the world's children starting life at severe risk threatens the broader global goal of sustainable development.
His Excellency Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, spoke eloquently in support of developing a land of tolerance in many countries. I imagined President Rouhani one day join him, recreating the land of tolerance Iran once was.
Confession: I love my job. Some people don't, I get that, but in my job -- working with the United Nations to improve the lives of people around the world -- I get to work every day with people who are making a big difference on big issues.
In Syria for example, the number of dead in the chemical weapons attack has been disputed, with numbers ranging from 400 to 1,400 casualties, depending on the source of the information. But does the number really matter compared with the enormity of the atrocity?
Each September, Mahmoud Abbas stands before the UN General Assembly and in fiery, confrontational language, gives a speech almost fully comprised of allegations of Israel's crimes and misdeeds against the Palestinian people.
Youths all over the world can drive economic and social progress; they can also threaten regional stability and security. That's the tension at the heart of the Office of Global Youth Issues.
Putting in place a migration policy that will promote economic growth and ensure prosperity will bring serious challenges. We need to do more to make sure the newly arrived find their place in increasingly diverse societies.
Risk is risk. Those who refuse to gamble with the environment will continue to be pitted against those who refuse to recognize the imminent dangers facing our planet.
IPCC Says: Humans Cause Global Warming, Need Crash Carbon Diet NOW in their latest report, notes InsideClimate News. To avert ever worsening catastro...
Undoubtedly the UN in the last few weeks has emerged strengthened as an universal security organization by the events in Iran and Syria despite warnings about its imminent demise. But there is nothing new about the UN's emergence as a peacemaker.
By next year this time we should have a better picture into his intentions. Till then, Rouhani is certainly a breath of fresh in the Islamic Republic's repertoire of failed Presidents.