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As the UN meets today to assess its plan to heal a suffering world, the billions of women who still lack fundamental rights--especially reproductive rights- must be heard.

Despite the Bush Administration's scramble to scuttle her nomination because she is--gasp!--a feminist, a South African judge is named high commissioner for human rights.

Pressured by the Bush Administration, the United Nations issues a ringing declaration and solicits pledges that decry rape as a weapon of war. How about actually doing something?

The UN resolution designating rape as a weapon of war is historic, but provides no legal remedy for wartime victims of sexual violence.

One of the world's most prominent critics of US interventionism talks about his new post as UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories.

From the archive: A book by a former ICTY official offers a vivid insider's account of realpolitik at the Milosevic trial.

Iran's leading dissident implores UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to reprimand the Iranian government for its human rights abuses and provide moral support for the suffering Iranian people.

Expect no changes as Bush Administration hit man Robert Zoellick takes the helm of the World Bank.

Paul Wolfowitz's resignation won't reform the World Bank. But it could spark a new era of independence from the International Monetary Fund.

The Third World was never imagined as a place but rather a project, one that was ultimately doomed by globalization--it awaits a resurrection.

Blogs

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

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