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Right Cause, Wrong People

Brigid McConville | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Brigid McConville

These are the people with the power to bring deep and lasting change in their own countries, rather than short-term fixes determined in London or New York.

New Website Promotes Supply Chain Transparency

Rani Hong | Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact
Rani Hong

Modern-day slavery is a human rights violation hidden in the shadows of our globalized markets. Today, it is estimated that tens of millions of adults and children are living in conditions of modern-day slavery around the world.

With Iran, Diplomacy Will Be a Marathon, Not a Sprint

David Shams | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
David Shams

While neither side can afford to dither in getting the ball rolling, neither side should expect to sprint to the finish line. After all, we have nearly 35 years of entrenched misinformation, distrust, and virtual cold war.

Biden, Iraqi VP Discuss Recent Wave Of Bloodshed

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The White House says Vice President Joe Biden has told Iraqi Vice President Khudeir al-Khuzaie that the U.S. is committed to a shared figh...

Will 'Safe From the Start' Bring Needed Change for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict and Crisis?

Serra Sippel | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Serra Sippel

This week at the U.N. General Assembly, amid critical talks about peace and security in Syria and across the Middle East, another narrative is taking its rightful place in New York -- the health and human rights of women and girls globally.

Like Landmines and Cluster Bombs, Rape Is a Weapon of War and Must Be Outlawed

Patrick Davies | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
Patrick Davies

Today at the UN General Assembly the British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, with support from dozens of countries including the United States, will be calling for all countries to support a new Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Making Women And Girls A Priority At The UN General Assembly

Betsy McCallon | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Betsy McCallon

At White Ribbon Alliance, we firmly believe that women's health must stay at the heart of the post 2015 goals, not only to save lives and advance economic development, but to protect environmental sustainability, and to advance wellbeing, equity and social justice.

War on Gaza Without Political Horizon Futile

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Once again we are witnessing a sharp escalation of violence without any pretense of looking for a political horizon. Israel is shelling Gaza from land, sea and air without even thinking about a political perspective.

Why the UN Still Matters on Climate Change

Evan Juska | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Evan Juska

Despite its flaws, we still need the UN to address climate change. The danger of the prevailing cynicism around the UN process is that it becomes self-fulfilling, because any future cooperation on climate change will depend first on the good faith of the countries involved.

No Drama at Turtle Bay

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

At the United Nations General Assembly meeting, the world will be watching -- though with markedly less intensity than last year -- to see what the Palestinians will do.

Keeping Our Promises to Women and Children: Roadblocks to Ending Maternal and Child Deaths

Carole Presern | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Carole Presern

Working together through the Global Strategy, we have seen how sound planning, sufficient resources and political will, can make a significant difference in the lives of millions. But the global community can still do much better.

Foreign Leaders Live It Up In New York While Their Citizens Starve

Posted 09.05.2012 | World

By Lili Holzer-Glier, 100Reporters Beneath the 193 fluttering flags representing the United Nations’ member states cruises a glossy Mercedes ...

Joshua Hersh

Will U.S. Position On Israel Have 2012 Staying Power?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When former New York Mayor and life-long Democrat Ed Koch endorsed a Republican for the congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner, he w...

The Top 10 Craziest Things Ever Said During a UN Speech

Foreign Policy | Joshua Keating | Posted 11.22.2011 | World

History is rich with memorable orations delivered by the world's leaders as nations convene to discuss the critical issues of the day. From the impass...

Obama Says It Will Take Time To Build A New Libya

Posted 11.20.2011 | World

One day before the opening of the annual U.N. General Assembly debate, world leaders gathered in New York for a high-level meeting to discuss the futu...

Mahmoud's Media Minions

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

For some inexplicable reason, Mahmoud's latest charm offensive seems to be captivating some in the media who are caught up in his, umm, let's say, "witchcraft."

Muammar Gaddafi on Barack Obama, Israel and Chatting with Iran

TIME | Michael Elliott and Romesh Ratnesar Friday, Sep. 25, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Given your experience in dealing what the United States offered in return for giving up your [nuclear] program, what advice would you give to a countr...

Why Dictators Tend to Babble

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lionel Beehner

Moammar Gadhafi droned on for 90 minutes yesterday in rambling prose barely befitting a head of state. Later, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also gave long-winded remarks.

President Obama Must Address Sudan at the UN General Assembly

Jerry Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerry Fowler

Sudan is a test of the Obama administration's strategy of multilateralism and America's ability to use its influence to champion human rights, resolve conflicts, and prevent mass atrocities.