But will weak protections against human rights abuses undermine the treaty’s intent?
After fleeing violence at home, Syrians struggle to eke out a new life in Jordan’s cities and towns.
Clark discusses the work of UNDP, the launch of the 2013 Human Development Report in Mexico, the Millennium Development Goals and the many challenges that the UN will face in the future.
Despite the fact that its "peacekeepers" brought cholera to Haiti, the UN is refusing to fund obvious solutions.
Socially conservative American Catholics and evangelicals who have led a decades-long campaign against the rights of women in the United States are now gearing up for a season of battles on the bigger global stage.
Leftist opposition leader Alexis Tsipras is pressing a smart campaign to end austerity. But it may be too late—the oligarchs and neo-Nazis are sharpening their knives.
The tension between the personal and the political permeates new books on Haiti by Amy Wilentz and Jonathan M. Katz.
Three years after the earthquake, 350,000 are still living in refugee camps, while millions in aid money is lavished on a tourist hotel.
As the federal government refuses to recognize the UN treaty on the rights of the disabled, a growing number of cities are incorporating international human rights standards into their policymaking.
How a central bank created to exist apart from politics got drawn into bitter political arguments.