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This week's UN General Assembly session will be memorable not so much for what is said by the lineup of world leaders as for the sustained involvement of one of them: Barack Obama.

In a surprise victory, Bulgarian diplomat Irina Bokova becomes the first female and first Eastern European head of Unesco.

To prevent catastrophic climate change, wealthy nations must pony up on emissions cuts and subsidies to the developing world.

Rafael Correa came to the United Nations this week armed with the usual anti-US rhetoric--but also with a plan for Latin American economic empowerment.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is halfway through his first term. Whether he gets a second term depends on his ability to get results.

There is now sufficient evidence to charge Israel with war crimes for its actions in Gaza. Why is Obama silent?

By choosing to boycott the UN conference on racism, the United States has increased the clout of Iran's Ahmadinejad and undermined global efforts to defeat intolerance.

A UN investigation of Israel's attacks on Gaza may put the US in the middle of a tense dispute between the international body and Israel.

Expect gale-force gusts of bombast at NATO's anniversary party.

Bipartisanship promises to be even harder to achieve on human rights than it is on a stimulus package. Two pending decisions at the United Nations will reveal the depth of the administration's commitment.

Blogs

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

NATO leaders—including President Obama—have escalated tensions in Ukraine while dismissing opportunities to bring the conflict to a reasonable conclusion quickly.

September 9, 2014

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