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Barely a week after Barack Obama plunged into the UN for three unprecedented days, our reconciliation with the organization is already showing fault lines.

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.

Blogs

Amid the university's rapid international expansion, there is a story of an NYU campus that failed. So what happened in Singapore? It depends who you ask. 

March 6, 2013

An interview with UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.

February 20, 2013

Providing services to fight poverty overseas is a much better bang for our buck than stationing soldiers there.

February 20, 2013

Will the president put his money where his mouth is and tackle poverty and disease?

February 18, 2013

A recent conference at the influential Peterson Institute began to acknowledge inhumanities that globilization boosters have long ignored.

January 15, 2013

Representatives Waxman and Cummings say the documents appear to contradict Walmart’s story about the widening scandal.

January 10, 2013

A labor official says the kind of auditing Walmart wants to bring to its US warehouses “led directly to the deaths of 112 people in Bangladesh.”

January 3, 2013

Protestors in Argentina hope international pressure can end Walmart's union-busting in the US.

December 21, 2012

Workers across five continents will protest alleged retaliation against US Walmart employees.

December 13, 2012

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