United Nations

Why Hasn't America Admitted More Syrian Refugees?
May 31, 2015

The U.S. has taken in less than 1,000 refugees since the war began, while Brazil has issued more than 6,000 visas.

The Secretary General in His Labyrinth
March 03, 2015

When Ban Ki-moon was a child, the United Nations saved his village from a war. Can he save the U.N. from irrelevance?

Report: Rebuilding Gaza "Could Take More Than 100 Years"
February 27, 2015

Oxfam blames the Israeli blockade and donors' broken promises.

Palestine Has Joined the International Criminal Court. Will Israel Face War-Crime Charges?
December 31, 2014

No doubt Israel would make the same charges against Palestine.

If You Care About the Future of the Planet, the Next Two Weeks Matter
December 03, 2014

We'll have a few more answers when this summit is over.

The U.S. Is Still Violating the Anti-Torture Treaty It Signed 20 Years Ago
October 21, 2014

And with good reason—we've been egregiously violating our treaty on torture for years. 

300,000 People Just Marched About Climate Change. Will It Matter?
September 22, 2014

There's lots of work to do. But Sunday's march in New York shows lots of people want action.

What to Expect from the Big Climate Summit
September 22, 2014

Lots of people are pessimistic, but don't write it off yet

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