It is time to reconsider your positions, muster the courage to change course and give the Palestinians, young and old, the hope for a better and more promising future.
As long as women remain unprotected we have to keep up the fight. Simonetta Lein At the very beginning when I created my first blog, it was all abou...
There are many reasons to add pulses to your meals. They are tasty, versatile, inexpensive, and sustainable. If they can help with weight maintenance this would be the cherry on top.
The battle for the survival of Sarajevo deserves a much greater devotion than can be addressed in a short blog. It has been given too little attention by film makers and politicians, and its lessons and links to current ills still too often not comprehended. Those politicians who failed in their initial test to rescue Sarajevo then set into refashioning the story to reflect their own stereotypes and agendas. Many were also eager to escape the responsibility for allowing the longest modern siege of a city to perpetuate for almost four years, and no one could claim ignorance of either the suffering or the methodology of the siege.
Genocide is never the same thing twice, but its consequences for the victims and the survivors are chillingly similar. Comparing human suffering between one genocide and another serves no purpose and to my knowledge there is no meter for human pain.
The Black Holes of Greenland are cryoconites are created when a deposited mass of soot, consisting of glued amalgums created by bacteria, focuses heat absorption, melting deep holes into the ice.
Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from our personal carbon footprint will put all of us in some new, and potentially uncomfortable, situations as we move to more sustainable lifestyles. While it's culturally acceptable to go green in the lightbulb and light transit categories, other conversations remain marginalized.
Co-authored by Doug Ragan, Chief of UN-Habitat Youth and Livelihoods Unit, and Olivia Labonte, UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board Member for North Americ...
This is an interview with Samara Andrade, who recently returned to the U.S. from Afghanistan, where she was working for the United Nations and teaching yoga classes in the compound where she lived for UN staff, military reservists/military contractors, private sector aid contractors, and European Union civilian and police staff.
Dr. Ahmed Shaheed UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran Switzerland Re: United Nations Special...
Although there are fewer than 10,000 people living on my island home, we are disproportionately touched by changes to the sea around us. Sea level rise and ocean acidification from climate change, fishing pressure on our wealth of tuna stocks, and the impact of mining for phosphate is changing the waters we depend on--economically and culturally.
The facts are clear: Morocco has illegally occupied Western Sahara for more than 40 years. No country in the world recognizes Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, which the UN classifies as a Non-Self-Governing territory awaiting a process of decolonization.
Desperately poor and bereft at the death of his wife, Daniel's father made the only choice he could for his six-year-old son. But Daniel, afraid and hungry - and even lonelier than when his mother died - hated the orphanage from the first frightening night he cried himself to sleep.
Scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) said on Monday that Arctic sea ice cover of 5.607 million square miles on March 24 represented the lowest winter maximum since records began in 1979. That's 5,000 square miles less than last year's record low.
What is at stake is not just a political or economic decision. Much more than that, what is at stake is a profoundly moral and even legal question. The gap between the obligation to protect and actual compliance is simply unacceptable and endangering the global order. It requires an urgent call for mutual accountability, beyond the interests of any nation, government or institution.
Sport has unlimited potential to be a powerful vehicle for positive development, for social change, for good. Sport can be a place for joy, friendship...