Monday, July 28, 2014

Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon has been Secretary-General of the United Nations since 2007, prior to which he was South Korea’s foreign minister. A career diplomat, he previously served as Director of the UN’s International Organizations and Treaties Bureau, Vice Chairman of the South-North Joint Nuclear Control Commission, and South Korean National Security Adviser.

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Newsart for The Power to End Poverty
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The Power to End Poverty

This month, the Millennium Villages Project launches its second five-year stage. Around Africa, and now around the world, governments are scaling up the lessons from this project and others like it:… read more

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Dysfunctional Disarmament

As the UN Conference on Disarmament begins a seven-week session in Geneva, its future is on the line. Whereas countries and civil-society initiatives are on the move, the Conference has stagnated.… read more

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Haiti’s Moment

The pain and suffering in Haiti arising from last year’s earthquake was already enormous, and has since been compounded by Hurricane Tomas, growing political tensions, and the outbreak of cholera.… read more

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Surviving Motherhood

Mothers’ Day is upon us in many countries around the world, and children of all ages will give flowers, make breakfast, call home. But becoming a mother can carry a terrible burden of fear, anxiety,… read more

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A Solution Now for Cyprus

Cyprus is at a critical juncture, with the Greek Cypriot leader, Demetirs Christofias, and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart, Mehmet Ali Talat, working hard to reach an agreement to overcome more than… read more

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