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Engaging North Korea successfully on human rights

Despite a generally abysmal human rights record, North Korea has shown improvement in one specific area: disability rights.

A historic new low, or, President Trump goes to the UN

Trump’s remarks would be considered inappropriate at a Model UN meeting, let alone in addressing the real thing.

UN environment chief: Make polluters, not taxpayers, pay for destroying nature

A "pollution-free planet" is achievable but the world must take immediate action to meet that goal.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14: A new era for...

The health of the oceans is vital for the survival of all humanity.

Oceans, tuberculosis and killer robots – the UN’s diverse agenda in...

The first session of the UN conference to negotiate a legally-binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons.

“Nothing short of a slaughter”: 1 million Syrians in Aleppo under...

The United Nations is warning nearly 1 million Syrians are living under siege, double the number last year.

Paris climate agreement becomes official international law

The Paris agreement seeks to create a more transparent system that will allow the public to monitor how well goals are met by each country as climate change progress is made.

Pan African Parliament Endorses Ban on FGM

Pan-African Parliament (PAP) representatives and the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) put forth a movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM).

Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene For All by 2030

“Millions of people should not have to wait for years to have safe water, proper toilets and better hygiene.”

Code Blue: U.N. Accused of Giving Immunity to Peacekeepers Who Commit...

The UN is being criticized for not looking into allegations of sexual exploitation of children by French peacekeeping troops. Only one man has been accused of such actions so far and now faces dismissal.

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Americans and their love for perpetual wars

America can be – or rather, can only be – prosperous and strong without engaging in perpetual wars and aggression.

5 facts about Mike Pence’s close ties to the Koch Brothers not included in...

The Vice President’s influence over the federal government and his fealty to the Koch agenda is breathtaking.

Federal judge refuses to erase former sheriff Joe Arpaio’s conviction

As an unapologetic racist, Arpaio abused his authority for decades while arresting people based solely on the color of their skin.

Brutal outlook for healthy wild horses and burros: BLM calls for shooting 90,000

“A balance must be struck between ranching and mining interests and wild horses and other wildlife as part of a fair interpretation of BLM’s multiple-use mandate on the range.”

In CNN’s tax debate, Bernie Sanders showed how Democrats can win with socialism

By offering a bold vision of policies to help working families, Sanders voiced a popular alternative to Ted Cruz and the GOP’s barbarism.

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