Ban Ki-moon

We Need a Complete Nuclear-Weapons Ban

On Saturday morning, people in Hawaii awoke to emergency alerts on their phones. BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. …

War

A Post-American Europe? Liberalism and Transatlantic Relations

<b>European Council on Foreign Relations</b><p>Unter den Linden 17<br>10117 Berlin<br>(entrance: Rosmarinstrasse 1)<br>GERMANY<p><b>The Undead Past: How Nations Confront the</b> …

United Nations

How Ireland can influence the world

We should place food and nutrition at the heart of our foreign policy<p>about 4 hours ago<p>Irish Ambassadors from around the globe will meet in Dublin …

News (Ireland)

NATO’s Fraudulent War on Behalf of Women

Photo by Bill Smith | CC BY 2.0<p>In a recent Guardian article titled “Why NATO Must Defend Women’s Rights,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Soltenberg and …

Liberal View

National vs City-Based Democracy

There are some interesting but at the same time disturbing developments in politics around the world at the moment. This is mainly driven by the fact …

World leaders visiting China's Terracotta Warriors over the past 15 years

French President Emmanuel Macron is to visit Xi’an, Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province during his upcoming visit to China from January 8-10. This …

News (China)

The Trials of Ahed Tamimi: Israel Set to Make an Example of 16-Year-Old Palestinian Girl

Share this:<p><b>The resistance icon was arrested for slapping Israeli soldiers after her cousin was shot in the face with a rubber bullet.</b><p>At the age of …

Ahed Tamimi

Ex-U.N. chief Ban's nephew pleads guilty to U.S. corruption charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A nephew of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges that he took part in a scheme to bribe an official at a sovereign wealth fund in order to sell a building complex in Vietnam.<p>Joo Hyun "Dennis" Bahn, 39, pleaded guilty to violating a …

Corruption

As Prince Harry Shines, Meghan Markle Sinks Into His Shadow

How ironic that Markle, who fought for the empowerment of women, has wiped the slate clean of her achievements in order to marry a Prince<p>While Prince …

Royal Family

What would happen if Trump cuts UNRWA funding?

On Tuesday, Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, delivered a rather ambiguous threat in response to a question on the maintenance of the US …

Israel

Republicans Laugh Off Trump’s Nuclear Taunting Of North Korea

Real funny stuff.<p>WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s tweet taunting North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un over the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal raised alarms on Wednesday about the prospect of the nation stumbling into catastrophic war with a young, unpredictable ruler whose actions and …

North Korea

Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

Is an empowered Palestinian girl not worthy of Western feminist admiration?<p>Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old Palestinian girl, was recently arrested in a night-time raid on her home. The Israeli authorities accuse her of "assaulting" an Israeli soldier and an officer. A day earlier she had confronted …

Women's News

Rape, sex trafficking, spread of disease highlight horrors on UN's watch

<i>Editor's note: The following column originally appeared in The Washington Times.</i><p>There was a gift you may have missed. On Christmas Eve, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, announced a sizeable cut for the U.N. operating budget to the tune of $285 million dollars. That sounds …

Opinion

Here's what the US actually agreed to in the Paris climate deal

In December 2015, nearly every country, including all of the world's biggest polluters, came together in Paris and agreed to limit carbon emissions.<p>The Paris Agreement was designed to keep the planet from warming by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.<p>It was a cornerstone of …

Climate

United Nations problems bigger than inefficiency, overspending

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>There was a gift you may have missed. On Christmas Eve, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, announced a sizeable …

Nikki Haley

Give Directly: Providing a Basic Income as Development Aid - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Free Money<p><b>It sounds like a dream: Poor villagers are handed money regularly every month, for several years, with no conditions attached. An American</b> …

Basic Income

Haley: We cut almost $300 million from UN budget

Retribution for an attempted rebuke from the General Assembly, or just good reform practice? After warning the United Nations that the US would “take …

Conservative View

Who are you competing with?

If you’re a professional in asset management, you’re competing against the market in general and your peers in the asset management business …

Investing

The United Nations Long Ago Lost Its Moral Authority To Tut-Tut At Trump Over Jerusalem

On December 21, the 193-member UN General Assembly held an emergency special session at the request of Arab and Muslim states. The session was aimed …

Conservative View

'This is their bedroom': counting rough sleepers in England's homeless hotspots

Once a year, volunteers take to the streets to try to capture the scale of a problem that everyone knows is getting worse<p>As rough sleeping rises nationally, the exact scale of the crisis remains hard to capture. The official data shows that in England, rough sleeping has risen for six years in a …

Housing

Slain Israeli soldier's mother: My son was a victim of a UN-brokered ceasefire

The mother of slain Israeli soldier Lt. Hadar Goldin urged members of the UN Security Council on Friday to do more to secure the return of her son's …

Israel

Farewell to the Prince: Zeid to stand down from Human Rights post - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has announced that he will step down at the end of August.<p>He claims he does not …

Rights & Freedoms

UN’s Top Human Rights Official Decides Not to Seek another Term

The United Nations' top human rights official Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said that he will not be seeking re-election for his post given current …

Middle East

Refusing to ‘bend a knee,’ UN human rights czar says he’ll leave post

NEW YORK — The United Nations’ top human rights official, a sharp critic of US President Donald Trump, declared Wednesday that he will not tone down …

Antonio Guterres

The rainbow in Asia and the turbulent fight for gay rights

Michael Kirby, Visiting Professorial Fellow at University of New South Wales, looks at the challenges facing LGBT people in Asia.<p>On November 15, …

LGBTQ

The Founder of the #MeToo Movement Will Kick Off the Times Square New Years Eve Countdown

The astronomical rise of the #MeToo movement was one of the most stunning developments of 2017; it broke the silence that lingered in workplaces for decades, and empowered women across the country to come together to speak their personal truths. As a result, #MeToo was recognized as the coveted <b>Time</b> …

Tarana Burke

The Year Non-Western Powers Rewrote the Rules at the United Nations

As Antonio Guterres and Donald Trump spent much of 2017 figuring out how to coexist, Russia, China and Saudi Arabia were busy showing that they, too, …

World Politics

Life after power: where are Britain’s ex-prime ministers now?

Credits Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool/Getty ImagesAlt Text Four former prime ministers and the QueenCameron is advising China while Blair is fighting …

Referendums

Trump Turned North Korea Into Inevitable ‘Time Bomb,’ China's Government Adviser Says

A Chinese national security adviser, during a conference in Beijing on Saturday, said United States President Donald Trump’s steadily deteriorating …

North Korea

Michael Kirby: the rainbow in Asia and the fight for gay rights in our region

<i>The is an edited version of a speech delivered by Michael Kirby at the Sydney Institute on December 14.</i><p>On November 15, 2017, I received the welcome …

LGBTQ