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International Roles in Middle East Policies

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.23.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

Dr. Ebtisam Al Qutbi did well to design a forum that highlighted the importance of international roles in the Middle East, beginning with Russia and China, and not ending with Europe and the United States.

Open Letter to Samantha Power

Dan Kovalik | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

I recently read your statement decrying the UN General Assembly's election of Venezuela to the UN Security Council. This statement, so obviously laden with hypocrisy, necessitated this response.

Are We Disenchanted With Women's Empowerment?

Kate Roberts | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Kate Roberts

A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a room full of women philanthropists at the Women Moving Millions Summit in New York where the theme was 'power' and how it can be used to transform the lives of girls and women worldwide.

Conflicting Priorities for the Members of the Anti-ISIS Coalition

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.16.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not compromise on the conditions he set out to President Barack Obama, for entering as a direct party to the war on ISIS.

World Food Program Was Forced To Cut Aid To 1 Million People.. Just In Time For World Food Day

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact

Thursday marks World Food Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about global hunger issues. There are an estimated 805 million hungry people in th...

New Members Voted Onto UN Security Council

AP | By CARA ANNA | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey failed in its effort to join the U.N.'s most powerful body on Thursday, while Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain, Angola and...

October 16: A UN Vote to Watch

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 10.11.2014 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The UN Security Council is the only UN body with real power and may influence positively the course of events when the 15 members agree on a course of action. In 1999 the Council acted swiftly and effectively in ending widespread violence and destruction in my country.

The International Coalition is Fighting the Most Dangerous Enemy of Iranian Expansion in the Region

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.09.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

Why has all the attention and all the priorities been focused on fighting ISIS, mobilizing a regional and international alliance for the purpose, with the disclaimer that this war is going to last for years?

The Fight Against Ebola Is a Fight Against Inequality

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 10.06.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

The knowledge and infrastructure to treat the sick and contain the virus exists in high- and middle-income counties. So now thousands of people in these countries are dying because, in the lottery of birth, they were born in the wrong place.

9 UN Peacekeepers Killed In Attack On Convoy In Mali

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2014 | World

* Peacekeepers from Niger killed by gunmen on motorbikes * Deadliest attack yet on U.N. force in Mali * French, U.N. tar...

The War on ISIS Is Improvised Without a Clear Roadmap

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
Raghida Dergham

The concern here is not just about Obama's war. The concern is of the possibility of a rebellion by the popular base against some governments allied to the US president, as he wages a floating war without a political horizon and for years.

The Best Commander-in-Chief of Our Generation?

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

As one of the majority of Americans who voted for him twice, I am happy and proud that our president is this extraordinary, deepest thinking, coolest-headed, and tempered-spirit.

The March of Ridicule

Jacques Attali | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Jacques Attali

The recent March of official representatives of many different countries (People's Climate March) on climate change through New York, for the United Nations General Assembly, shining in the media spotlight, provided an ideal opportunity.

'Our Future, Our Choice' -- On the Ground at the People's Climate March

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

On September 21, I was present at a piece of history...the People's Climate March of 2014. It was a huge event, planned with precision, and broken down into six contingencies. The route covered two miles. My interviews began with people waiting for the bus, on their way to the west side of Manhattan.


Morten Albaek | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Morten Albaek

Speech by Morten Albæk, GSVP & CMO Vestas Wind Systems A/S - UN Private Sector Forum, New York, 23 Sep 2014 Memory Ladies and gentlemen, my nam...

Obama Adopts a Reactive Approach Rather Than Showing Leadership

Raghida Dergham | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

This is not a conscious leadership. This is a classically reactive policy. If only the U.S. president would rise up to the level of challenges with a comprehensive strategy rather than tactics that keep him trapped in the "in-between" box.

Obama Calls For Global Response To Ebola Outbreak: 'We Cannot Do This Alone'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama urged the world on Thursday to accelerate its response to the growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, asking leaders to immediat...

The Limits of America's Campaign Against the Islamic State

Gareth Evans | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
Gareth Evans

If 150,000 U.S. troops could not stabilize Iraq in the absence of an inclusive and competent government, the limited measures on offer now simply will not suffice. And we should know by now that any Western military intervention with overtly political, rather than clearly humanitarian, objectives runs a real risk of inflaming sectarian sentiment.

#UpForSchool -- Sign the World's Biggest Petition

Gordon Brown | Posted 09.25.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

This week I was joined by over 500 youth advocates for education and education activists to launch the #UpForSchool petition in New York. World leaders including the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, have backed the petition. So, too have major faith-based organizations, including the World Evangelical Alliance and Sojourners -- both members of Global Faith Coalition on Education.

Paradise Floats on -- the World Watches

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

India and the international community's poor response to the disaster in Kashmir will exacerbate an imminent health and food crisis for years to come, thereby fueling existing political and social tensions in the volatile region.

Solar Seoul Shows How Eco-Friendly Cities Can Work

Park Won-soon | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Park Won-soon

Committed to building a city that is safe from the threat of power crises, self-sufficient in energy and responsible for its energy use, we are exploring ways to generate energy in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. For example, we are installing mini-photovoltaic power stations on the rooftops of school buildings, apartments, and other structures, taking the maximum advantage of our high population and building density.

The Climate March, Political Demand or People's Imperative?

Avi Yashchin | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green
Avi Yashchin

Correcting the 25 percent of Americans that reject the science of climate change, encouraging jobseekers and graduates to pursue careers in renewable energy, investing time and money in sustainable alternatives to petroleum based resources -- these are the opportunities that lie in such a movement.

Rising #UpForSchool

Sarah Brown | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Sarah Brown

Despite promises made by world leaders, progress on education has stalled, financial aid to basic education is being reduced and both schools and school children are under attack. And now young people see an attack on one student as an attack on them all.

26 Inspired Quotes on Peace

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

No matter what your politics, philosophy, religion, nationality, race, creed, color, or astrological sign, I think it's fair to say that ALL people on...

The Gulf: ISIS in Return for Iran!

Raghida Dergham | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Gulf-Gulf conversation about the challenges posed by the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) and the alliances that will be forged to destroy it indicates that a striking disparity exists between the positions of official leaderships and the sentiment of the grassroots.