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Rwandan President: the Darling Tyrant?

Iris C. Maxfield: Kagame’s recent landslide election wins and high approval ratings have come hand in hand with silencing opponents, police brutality, and concealing the murder of dissidents. 504 more words


Our ‘Blue Hearts’ can win over global human trafficking menace

Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. The International Labour Organization estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour globally. 566 more words
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Surprises His 'American Mom' On Her 100th Birthday

NOVATO (KPIX 5) — A woman who turned a century old got an unexpected birthday surprise.

Libba Patterson was named Novato’s Queen of the Day. When you turn 100, you earn that title and even get to wear a tiara. 387 more words


Memo to UN Secretary-General

Read: Memo to UN Secretary-General

This fictional letter is written from the perspective of Peruvian President Ollanta Humala creating a case for Peru’s (unlikely) permanent membership on the UN Security Council. 116 more words


Pinoy seafarers: PH’s mighty migrant workers

An International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) online article stated that an estimated 1,647,500 seafarers are serving internationally trading merchant ships nowadays. Of the worldwide population, 25 percent are composed of Filipino seafarers. 184 more words

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From Deferral to Denial: CSW Continues to be Blocked from the UN by the NGO Committee

“Without the participation of non-governmental organisations and civil society groups, no initiative, however visionary, can be fully achieved” – Former UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon…

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Haiti is still waiting on promised UN help for cholera epidemic - The Boston Globe

Ban’s long-awaited apology came with a promising plan to help victims of the savage epidemic, called “The New Approach,” which envisions spending $400 million to support survivors and address the nation’s crumbling water and sanitation systems. 146 more words