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On Sunday, February 8th, North Korea launched a satellite into orbit. Though North Korea claims the launch was for scientific and "peaceful purposes," many nations view it as a "front to test a ballistic missile,” particularly after reports the country may have performed a hydrogen bomb test last month. The UN Security Council was quick to “‘strongly condemn’” the launch as a reminder that “‘a clear threat to [...] Read More
“Later that night, I held an atlas in my lap,
Ran my fingers across the whole world,
And whispered… where does it hurt?
Last week I attended a United Nations Environment Programme event held in collaboration with George Washington University that invited speakers and organizations to discuss their plans to incorporate the goals set by the Paris Climate [...] Read More
Syria has quickly become the leading producer of refugees in the world, with 4 million people fleeing the country–half of them children. Due to the increase in violence throughout the country, Syria has grown to be one of the most unsafe places for children in the world.
However, the conversation surrounding the refugees has stopped short of addressing the millions of children who are now in need of humanitarian aid, [...] Read More
East Asia neighbors South Korea and Japan have recently made international headlines in light of their brash resolution for “comfort women.” Heard of it before? Chances are more than likely you haven’t.
In arguably the most brutal crime against women in history, “comfort women” refers to the massive sexual slavery of thousands of Korean women at the hands of the Japanese government. Up until news of the recent “ [...] Read More
The Association of World Citizens, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations, cooperates fully with the World Interfaith Harmony Week, which takes place February 1-7. The UN General Assembly designates the first week of every February as a time for cooperation for a common purpose among all religions, faiths and beliefs.
The General Assembly, building on its efforts for a culture of [...] Read More
The United Kingdom has been one of America’s closest allies for over 200 years. Yet the British Parliament recently engaged in a debate on banning a possible U.S. presidential candidate.
On Monday, January 18th, in response to a grassroots petition signed by over 574,000 British citizens, members of Parliament discussed whether Donald Trump should be permitted entry into the United Kingdom due to his consistent use of [...] Read More