Help

Nation Topics - Global Organizations

Topic Page

Nation Topics - Global Organizations

Articles

News and Features

Rio+20

After two decades, we're no closer to reducing global poverty or enhancing sustainable development. Politicians will change only when mass action forces them to.

The fact that United Nations has long ceased to play the protective role assigned to it throws its ability to truly advocate for LGBT rights into question. 

Thomas Lubanga

ICC judges found the Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of conscripting children. Will this conviction make a difference?

A new report has found the Assad regime responsible for crimes against humanity. Will it do anything to stop the bloodshed?

Syrian rebel

It would intensify the civil conflict and provoke a dangerous proxy war with Russia.

The newest UN agency, once hailed as the best hope for action on women’s rights, fell short of money and power this year.

China usually manages to quash UN calls for action on its human rights violations. Not this time.

A machine counts and sorts out euro notes

The crisis was caused by weak governance, excessive speculation and lax regulation. Austerity will only make the disease worse.

Riots in Athens, Greece

Returning to Athens after three months away, I found the state close to dissolution and people in despair.

UN soldiers in Haiti

As the renewal date for the UN mission in Haiti nears, WikiLeaks cables reveal a litany of MINUSTAH’s failures.

Blogs

Are politicians trying to advocate for human rights in Iran hurting their own cause?

May 14, 2014

Borders may appear immutable, but events from Catalonia to Crimea prove that they are not.

April 9, 2014

In a panel at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Nation sports editor Dave Zirin discusses the myriad controversies swirling around the Sochi Olympics.

February 10, 2014

The New York Times demolishes conspiracy theories with plain, old-fashioned good reporting.

January 2, 2014

The anti-apartheid hero asked world leaders to “have the courage to ensure that, at last, we build a human world consistent with the provisions of that historic Declaration.”

December 10, 2013

The leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership text privileges corporations over consumers in intellectual property.

November 13, 2013

In Syria, there have been no “Mission Accomplished” banners unfurled, no victory laps of any kind, underscoring the fragile and incomplete nature of OPCW's chemical weapons disarmament progress. And yet, it is progress all the same.

November 5, 2013

Former staff editor Emily Greene Balch's 1946 Peace Prize win “recognized how much private citizens can contribute to the conditions for international peace.”

October 12, 2013

With the imminent threat of a US military intervention seemingly receding, the world's focus should be on aiding the increasingly desperate Syrian population.

September 12, 2013

Representative Dana Rohrabacher says global warming is a “fraud” to “create global government.”

August 10, 2013