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U.N. Panel Urges Uruguay to Reconsider New Cannabis Sale Law

United Nations, N.Y.  The United Nations reported today that the independent U.N. body tasked with monitoring the production and consumption of narcotics worldwide today urged Uruguay to review a draft law that would permit the sale of cannabis for non-medical use. If adopted, the law would be in contravention to the provisions of the international […]

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Nelson Mandela International Day Announced by the United Nations

New York, N.Y.  Nelson Mandela is about to be released from the hospital, his health condition now stabilized. A South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, he is the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling […]

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Photos of the Day: May 8, 2013 at the United Nations

Secretary-General Meets President of Republic of Korea United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea. United Nations, New York | Photo # 549925. High-level Event on Human Security Wide view of the high-level event on human security, hosted by the Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on the subject.United Nations, New […]

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United Nations’ International Day Mine Awareness

International Day of Mine Awareness in Somalia. Section of ground is cordoned off during demonstration held by the United Nations Mine Action Service in Mogadishu. Tweet

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Photo of the Day – Sept. 5, 2012

Indonesian Peacekeepers Provide Security in North Darfur. Photo: United Nations. Tweet

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U.N.: ‘Collection of Superheroes’ to Help Eradicate Poverty

Achieving universal primary education by 2015 is Goal 2 of the MDGs. The group is tasked with helping Mr. Ban to build political will and mobilize global action on the eight Goals ahead of the high-level summit on the issue that will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York in September. Mr. Zapatero […]

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Women for Peace Concert at the U.N. General Assembly

Tonight I find myself at the performance of Women for Peace at the U.N. General Assembly, hosted by Mrs. Ban Soon-taek. This show has African drummers, the Drum Café Dance Ensemble from Johannesburg. They were wonderful but ultimately lacking the authenticity our pulsating Togolese dancers and drummers brought to the Americas Society on Park Avenue […]

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Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura’s Column in Japan’s Weekly Biz

Fashion Week: Adalinda Sustainable Fashion – Fashion and Justice in NYC

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Five Reasons Every Beer Lover Should Try Jai Ho

Nguyen to Coordinate Foundation, Orphans International Stakeholders

74 Years After Hiroshima, Nagasaki: Authoritarianism, Hatred on Rise