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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.

The Obama administration, emerging as a strong voice on international human rights issues within the UN, has submitted its first appraisal of the US's own human rights record.

"Gender mainstreaming" at the United Nations failed. Will an agency solely dedicated to promoting women's rights in development do better?

Letter published in the May 3, 2010, issue of The Nation.

How the earthquake aid regime sidelines those it intends to help.

Blogs

Congress has struck down an international treaty to protect the rights of people with disabilities, thanks to Rick Santorum and his band of UN-bashers.

December 11, 2012

As a 138-nation majority votes Palestine into UN statehood, Netanyahu and Susan Rice do nothing but sputter in outrage. 

November 30, 2012

With today’s vote in the UN General Assembly, Palestine will take a significant step toward statehood.

November 29, 2012

The EU's financial transaction tax should be a model for similar common sense reforms in the United States. 

October 15, 2012

Meanwhile, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta spews happy talk at a NATO meeting.

October 10, 2012

The president kowtows to GOP criticism on foreign policy.

September 25, 2012

A diplomatic solution to Syria’s civil war remains unlikely—but possible.

September 24, 2012

Draw your own conclusions.

August 20, 2012

Russia and China veto the UN resolution as fighting intensifies.

July 19, 2012