Tag: UN

Has the UN Global Compact succeeded? What if it is failing?

After an introduction to the United Nations Global Compact (UN GC) in 2013 at the UN school of Multilateral Diplomacy, I became a fan of the United Nations and was…
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Annan: “It’s Your Future” (But it’s Bleak)

Speaking Thursday evening before a full auditorium at Baruch college, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan painted a dismal picture of the future of international cooperation. "Instead of the new world order, we have…
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Crimea and the Legality of Self-Determination

Depending on where you get your news, Crimean independence from Ukraine represents either the correction of a historic mistake that “reflects the aspirations of Crimea's residents" or the breach of international law "violating the sovereignty…
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Inside Za’atari Camp: A Photo Essay

Ben Homer visited the Za'artari Refugee Camp in Jordan in August 2013.  The media has seized on Za’atari Refugee camp as a focal point of the Syrian refugee crisis. Aerial…
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The United Nations Celebrates Day of the Girl Child

[caption id="attachment_1288" align="alignleft" width="225"] Credit: Karen Lucas[/caption] By Meredith O’Connell As a feminist international affairs graduate student, female empowerment and education equality are the nearest and dearest issues to my…
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