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Prioritizing Human Security: Delivering a United Nations That Prevents Atrocities

<i>This post was co-authored by Seher Khawaja, a member of the New York City Bar Association's United Nations Committee.</i> .<p>In 1945, following the countless brutalities of the Second World War, 51 countries joined together to form the United Nations. The first of their four goals was to save succeeding …

Syrian Refugees Present Eyeballs, Get Cash

Syria’s brutal civil war keeps forcing more and more people to flee their homes—nearly 4 million are refugees. Keeping track of them all, let alone …

United Nations

UN creates privacy rights watchdog

<i>Photo credit: Dan Kitwood / Staff</i><p>Mass surveillance, particularly indiscriminate US and UK collection of online data, requires the prompt attention of …

Surveillance

<b>Staunton, March 26</b> – Vladimir Putin is “not Yeltsin’s successor but Stalin’s,” and Sergey Lavrov is the successor of Stalin’s commissar Vyacheslav …

Russia

A year of the Ebola response "at a glance"

WHO Ebola response activities 2014-2015<p>25 March 2015<p>In a year of working to control the West African outbreak, which started in Guinea forestière, a …

Disease

Get involved in shaping the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum!

As every two years since 1999, UNESCO organizes a Youth Forum this year to bring the Organization’s work and realities of youth and youth …

World Economy

Five Things Everyone Will Be Talking About Today

Japan noflation, Yemen, Oil, and Greece. Here's your super-fast rundown of what's been happening, and what to look out for:<p>Japan 0% inflation<p>At first …

UN Keeps Pressure on Iran for its Rights Failures

<i></i><i>Human Rights Monitoring Will Continue</i>March 27, 2015—The United Nations Human Rights Council voted today to renew the mandate of Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, …

Single View News | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Vatican: UNICEF and WHO are sterilizing girls through vaccines - Progressive Radio Network

Vatican Radio last week charged that United Nations organizations promoting population control are using vaccines to surreptitiously sterilize women …

Public Health

03/27 Links Pt2: UN Bookshop stocks anti-Semitic books; The J Street Challenge - Full Film

From Ian:<p>UN Watch: World body urged to investigate anti-Jewish books in U.N. Bookshop<p>UN Watch is deeply concerned by the highly suspect selection of …

Local and Regional Authorities Key Partners in Disaster Risk Reduction | Smart Cities Dive

<i>The United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which took place in Sendai, Japan, between 14 and 18 March 2015, resulted in a</i> …

Smart Cities

‘Harbinger’ author to speak at United Nations

21 Coptic Christians were beheaded by ISIS terrorists in February, putting Christian persecution, which has been going on for decades in the Middle …

Unicef warns of a looming humanitarian crisis in Yemen

As Saudi airstrikes against Houthi rebels enter their second day, Unicef has cautioned that a humanitarian crisis in Yemen could become reality …

Syria is blocking aid to thousands of its civilians, UN is warned

Even as President Bashar al-Assad says he is "open" to "dialogue", his government continues to besiege tens of thousands of civilians, who are at risk of starvation and death<p>The <b>Syrian regime</b> is preventing the distribution of humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of its citizens, and "concrete" …

Arab Spring has \'negatively affected\' Middle East Christians - Patriarch

The so-called "Arab Spring" has impacted "negatively" on Christians in the Middle East who face extortion, forced conversion or death, the United …

Middle East

Private Browsing on DuckDuckGo vs Google - The Infographic

Online privacy nowadays is a luxury way too hard to find. People are gradually becoming aware of this issue. They turn to special software and …

AdWords

For Asteroid-Capture Mission, NASA Picks 'Option B' for Boulder

NASA's bold asteroid-capture mission will pluck a boulder off a big space rock rather than grab an entire near-Earth object, agency officials …

Space Exploration

6 Tips For Startups Wanting To Add A Blog To Their Website

<b>Since I started being involved with blogs back in 2006, a lot of people ask me questions about how their startup can add one to their website.</b> When I …

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iPhone & iPad Apps Gone Free – March 29, 2015

Want to try great apps without hurting your wallet? We’ve selected 12 iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps that are now free.<p>This apps gone free alert …

Anne R. Allen's Blog: The 10 Commandments of Highly Productive Professional Writers

Some work first thing in the AM, others in the PM, some don’t get started until near midnight. Some write sober, some don’t. Some write on a …

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

<i>Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education.”</i><p>If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward the teaching of specific, …

Top 10 breathtaking Mars pics taken from orbit

Mars exploration isn’t all about Curiosity and Opportunity rovers. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has snapped loads of beautiful hi-resolution …

5 Best Blogging Apps for iPhone & iPad 2018

If you are a blogger, this article for you. Here, you will find 5 <b>best blogging apps for your iPhone</b> and iPad that make blogging very easy on your <b>iOS</b> …

Apps

5 simple internet safety tips from one of Google's information security engineers

Before Google hired him as its very first, full-time security engineer for its Chrome browser back in 2009, he'd already had experience working for IBM, the NSA, and the US Marine Corps.<p>As one of Google's tech lead managers for Chrome, he's now responsible for making sure the browser stays secure …

Improving Marketer-Journalist Relationships | SEJ

Marketers and journalists have a long and not-always happy history. A marketer is always trying to make his or her story interesting and compelling …

Search Engines

There Are Only Two ‘Big Blobs’ Of Forest Remaining On Earth

For most, forests are something to be driven by or hiked through briefly. A new study shows just how much humankind has tailored these landscapes to …