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United Nations Yemen Observation Mission (UNYOM)
By Rene Wadlow | October 18, 2017 - 6:53pm EDT
The United Nations together with the governments of Sweden and Switzerland which have often led humanitarian issues in the U.N. system held a high-level pledging conference in Geneva on 25 April 2017 to again draw attention to the deepening humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen, currently the largest food security emergency in the world.  Some 60% of the population is in a food-insecure situation. More than 3.5 million [...] Read More
World Parliament Now
By Tad Daley | October 09, 2017 - 8:19pm EDT
America first. Russia first. China first. The United States of America puts American interests first. Just as every other nation in the world puts its own interests first. President Donald Trump was right about that in his first speech before the United Nations, on Sept. 19. Few world leaders have so nakedly expressed the essence of the Westphalian state system, established by treaty in 1648, and under which every human [...] Read More
European Reform in the time of Trump
By Charles Marsh | October 02, 2017 - 5:26pm EDT
Europe is at a crucial point in its history, and in the last few weeks certain significant developments have emerged.  Separately, they make for interesting political developments.   Combined, they have substantial geo-political implications. In a recent speech, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, outlined a series of ambitious reforms for the European Union. They called for significant [...] Read More
Students at Peace Bell for International Peace Day
By Lawrence Wittner | September 19, 2017 - 8:26pm EDT
Has nationalism captured the hearts and minds of the world’s people? It certainly seems to have emerged as a powerful force in recent years.  Trumpeting their alleged national superiority and hatred of foreigners, political parties on the far right have made their biggest political advances since the 1930s.  After the far right’s startling success, in June 2016, in getting a majority of British voters to endorse Brexit― [...] Read More
A dog in Greenland
By Shodai Inose | September 05, 2017 - 4:14pm EDT
Scientists have projected that the Earth’s oceans could rise by between 2 and 5 feet within the next 80 years. This will prove to be detrimental for citizens of island nations, such as the people of Kiribati and especially the inhabitants of the Maldives. The Maldives is the lowest-lying nation in the world; this means that if seas were to rise just 3 feet, the whole nation would cease to exist. Without homes, the people [...] Read More
World's Largest Lesson
By Charles Marsh | August 29, 2017 - 6:00am EDT
In 2015, the world community decided upon 17 Sustainable Development Goals, themselves containing 169 separate targets. These goals range from elimination of poverty to tackling climate change, but they all share a common intention; by the time they are completed, ideally in 2030, the world will be fairer, cleaner, and more sustainable than ever before. To try and raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals, the [...] Read More
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