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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

The nominee for US ambassador to the United Nations said Security Council authorization should not be necessary for military action. 

July 17, 2013

Amid the university's rapid international expansion, there is a story of an NYU campus that failed. So what happened in Singapore? It depends who you ask. 

March 6, 2013

An interview with UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.

February 20, 2013

Providing services to fight poverty overseas is a much better bang for our buck than stationing soldiers there.

February 20, 2013

Will the president put his money where his mouth is and tackle poverty and disease?

February 18, 2013

A recent conference at the influential Peterson Institute began to acknowledge inhumanities that globilization boosters have long ignored.

January 15, 2013

Representatives Waxman and Cummings say the documents appear to contradict Walmart’s story about the widening scandal.

January 10, 2013

A labor official says the kind of auditing Walmart wants to bring to its US warehouses “led directly to the deaths of 112 people in Bangladesh.”

January 3, 2013

Protestors in Argentina hope international pressure can end Walmart's union-busting in the US.

December 21, 2012

Workers across five continents will protest alleged retaliation against US Walmart employees.

December 13, 2012