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International Human Rights Day Marks Global Struggle for Dignity

The tenth of December every year marks International Human Rights Day, a day set apart to honor the United Nations General Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The UDHR “proclaims the inalienable rights that...

Growing Up Black in Greece: A Diplomat’s Daughter Recalls

Growing up black in Greece? Patricia Kumbakisaka, 31, one of Canada’s most accomplished young black women, has done it. Here she describes her life in Greece.

World Demands Answers From China on the Disappearance of Tennis Star

China came under scrutiny from the United Nations and the Women's Tennis Association on Friday after former world doubles No.1 Peng Shuai disappeared from public life following an accusation of sexual assault she made on Chinese social media platform...

Obama Slams China, Russia for Climate Crisis Inaction at Cop26

Former U.S. President Barack Obama slammed China and Russia for being absent from the UN climate summit (COP26) in Glasgow and their inaction regarding the climate crisis. Speaking to COP26 delegates, Obama said that "We can't afford anybody on the...

Girls in Afghanistan Sold to Strangers as Country Devolves into Chaos

Girls in Afghanistan are now being openly sold to complete strangers as a result of the chaos that has reigned there since the Taliban retook the country in August of this year. Although the practice of selling child brides, or...

Cyprus President Has “Creative Meeting” with UN Chief, Turkish Leader

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said that “differences were recorded” after his “creative meeting” on Monday with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar in New York. Anastasiades refrained from giving a detailed account of what was...

When Women’s Rights Ignored Around the World, Nations Fail

When nations fail to protect their women, not allowing them to take on a full role in the everyday life of society, the nations themselves fail, according to a recent story by The Economist, comparing examples from Afghanistan under the...

Cyprus ‘Needs Two-State Solution’ Turkish Cypriot Leader Tells UN Chief

The only realistic option for Cyprus is the acceptance of a two-state solution, the Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar said he told the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday. Tatar, who heads a government recognized only by Turkey and a...

Cyprus President Accuses Turkey of Playing Victim in UN Address

In a hard-hitting speech before the UN on Friday, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades accused Turkey of audaciously passing itself off as the victim regarding its history with Cyprus. The failure to implement UN resolutions are responsible for allowing Turkey the...

Biden at UN General Assembly: USA Not Seeking New Cold War

President Joe Biden addressed the UN General Assembly on Tuesday for his first time as President of the United States. The UN General Assembly is a yearly gathering of all of the world leaders who are members of the United...