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The new cable dump includes a State Department directive to have diplomats spy on UN officials. The UN has been a playground for spies since its origin—but this recent order goes further than before.

The morning after WikiLeaks began releasing its trove of confidential US diplomatic cables, Democracy Now! hosts a round-table about the possible impact of these leaks.

Expectations are low that the United Nations’s upcoming two-week climate conference will produce the international agreement needed to avert global warming.

The tribunal set up to judge surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime has been surrounded by squabbles between the Cambodian government and the UN and mired in charges of corruption since its inception.

The International Criminal Court has had setbacks—but it's already having an impact.

A year after joining the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Obama administration is making an impact. But if Democrats lose control of Congress in November, a new round of isolationism could soon threaten.

The choice of former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet to head the new United Nations agency for women may be the most important and smartest appointment Ban Ki-moon makes in his tenure as UN secretary-general.

Jeremy Scahill says secret documents reveal Blackwater's relationships with multinational corporations like Monsanto and Chevron, as well as to foreign governments.

Rape is not an inevitable consequence of war, says new UN special representative Margot Wallström. And there's far more UN peacekeeping troops could do to prevent it.

The Obama administration recently submitted a report on its own human rights record to the United Nations, becoming the first time US administration to do so. Barbara Crossette and Anja Rudiger explain what this means for the state of human rights in this country.

Blogs

Apart from widespread fear of Iran, this year’s Al Jazeera Forum in Doha was mostly a display of the Arab world’s many deep fissures.

May 12, 2015

In Europe, Russia was the major victor—and it paid a heavy price in casualties.

May 6, 2015

You can’t squeeze clean water out of dirty business.

April 27, 2015

What are the Kremlin's true intentions in Ukraine?

April 6, 2015

A climate of impunity for employers, coupled with the threat of deportation, is forcing undocumented workers to bear the costs of injury and abuse.

March 17, 2015

Stephen Cohen discusses this month's negotiations over the conflict in Ukraine and the current proposal for a Ukrainian federation.

February 27, 2015

The first UN delegates could bring “any amount and type of baggage they desire,” with one exception.

January 10, 2015

Advocates for countries most affected by climate change are outraged.

December 12, 2014

As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield.

November 14, 2014

The US tried to block Venezuela from the United Nations Security Council, and failed. 

October 20, 2014