Other posts tagged: UN
Youth Disappointed at Sustainability Conference’s Lack of Progress
Many youth activists were dissatisfied with the events of last week's Rio+20 conference on the environment and sustainable development. NGJ's Erik Warnquist examines the conference's failure.
, Clinton, environment, Erik Warnquist, fossil fuels, Greenpeace, Hillary Clinton, Human Impacts Institute, Poverty, Rio, Rio +20, Sustainable, Sustainable development, UN, United Nations, youth,
The Iraq War—a Mistake, a Travesty
I hope that we can learn as a country from the experience of invading, destroying, and re-building a sovereign state. I hope we learn to never do it again, unless they are actually exhibiting warlike behavior toward us.
, debacle, Hussein, international law, invasion, Iraq, peace, quagmire, saddam, travesty, UN, war, wmds,
Time to Start Listening to our World’s Youth
Youth today see past the divisions that our elders take for granted.Whenever something arrives like the UNESCO Youth Forum, a rare opportunity for young leaders from around the world to directly influence decision-making, the last thing to do is jeer.
, Forum, UN, UNESCO, Young people, youth,
The State Department and USAID Get It
Over the last year, the State Department has quietly started to increase its youth outreach efforts. They put young people in charge and responsibility on our shoulders. I couldn't be more excited for what will come in the future.
, involvement, State Department, UN, us, usaid, youth,
The Biggest Disaster on Earth
Often, it is easy to forget about the real problems in the world. Celebrity show trials, political hyperbole and media sensationalism have in many ways numbed much of the public to what actual tragedies and global disasters--like the current famine in Somalia--look like.
, disaster, famine, humanitarian aid, somalia, UN,
The Reconciliation that Wasn’t
World opinion is turning against Israel, as more and more countries are subscribing to the idea of recognizing an independent Palestinian state. Palestine's credibility, however, has been damaged by internal divisions between Hamas and Fatah, a threat which threatens to derail a long-awaited chance at statehood.
, Fatah, Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Jewish, Netanyahu, Palestine, UN, United Nations, us, West Bank,
(Un)forgotten Conflict in the Côte d’Ivoire
Hundreds of people have died in the fighting thus far, with hundreds of thousands displaced internally, or into neighboring Liberia. The repercussions of the conflict in the Côte d’Ivoire could thus be far reaching. So it is unsettling that the international public is not paying attention.
, Alassane, Coast, Elise, Gbagbo, Human, ICC, Ivory, Laurent, Ouattara, Rights, Swanson, UN,
A “Striking” Update on Libya
This weekend, the world watched as Western military forces intervened in Libya, aiming to weaken Muammar Gadhafi's assault on rebel forces. NGJ's Kaitlin Travers breaks down the latest developments.
, air strike, Libya, Moammar Gadhafi, Obama, UN,