Tag: UN General Assembly

The Time to End Sex Discrimination

The Time to End Sex Discrimination

In human rights circles, there are few more important events than the annual opening of the new session of the United Nations General Assembly. Critically, the high-profile event brings together governments, UN agencies and civil society actors, fostering cross-sector collaboration and providing...

Tensions Mount in the Gulf as World Leaders Gather at UN

Tensions Mount in the Gulf as World Leaders Gather at UN

On the morning of May 12, unidentified perpetrators attacked four oil tankers off the Fujairah port in the Gulf of Oman. Two of the tankers belonged to Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia. The attacks occurred during Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s state visit to Tehran, which...

Climate Change: Yep, Still Happening

Climate Change: Yep, Still Happening

How did climate change become a partisan issue in America? Do you remember Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth? Was it the first time you were shocked into realizing that our planet is undergoing major climatic changes you might be responsible for? Were you frightened back then? The truly scary...

Can There Be An Iran Nuclear Breakthrough in New York?

Can There Be An Iran Nuclear Breakthrough in New York?

The US and Iranian negotiating positions can both be faulted, but there is potential for them to find common ground. As heads of government arrive in New York for the this year’s United Nations General Assembly — where the US, European Union, Russia, China and Iran have resumed negotiations...

US-Iran: Another Victory For Diplomacy?

US-Iran: Another Victory For Diplomacy?

Hope for a real improvement in US-Iranian relations is not far-fetched.  Observers of the relationship between the US and Iran recently lived through one of those rare weeks when the colored glass in the kaleidoscope shifts and the outlook changes. It was a momentous week, possibly a...

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