Tag: united nations

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Randy Forbes: Where does your money go at the UN?

Here’s a question for you to consider: Do you know what your taxpayer dollars are funding at the United Nations (UN)?


EMU graduate Emmanuel Bombande appointed to United Nations post in West Africa

An EMU graduate from Ghana who co-founded a peacebuilding network in West Africa will continue his leadership in the region through a position with the UN.


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Alon Ben-Meir: The absence of real commitment to peace

Regardless of what Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Abbas stated in their speeches at the United Nations General Assembly, neither is genuinely committed to negotiating a peace agreement based on a two-state solution.


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International Ebola Recovery Conference to secure global support for the recovery and building of a better future for the countries affected by Ebola

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is convening the International Ebola Recovery Conference at UN Headquarters in New York in cooperation with the Presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.


Virginia Tech ecologist partners with the United Nations to confront global water crisis

A Virginia Tech ecologist provided potential solutions to the world’s water problems in an article published recently in the United Nations’ Chronicle.


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Randy Forbes: Where is your money going at the UN?

Here’s a question for you to consider: Do you know what your taxpayer dollars are funding at the United Nations (UN)? You probably don’t – and you would probably have difficulty finding out.


United Nations Economic and Social Council grants Washington and Lee special consultative status

The United Nations Economic and Social Council has granted Washington and Lee University “special consultative status,” a prestigious designation granted to qualifying non-governmental organizations and only a select few academic institutions.


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Randy Forbes: A vision for national defense

Today, we face serious vacuums in our national defense: a lack of strategy, repeated budget cuts, sequestration, and miscalculated defense decisions.


Getting kids into environmental activism

Young people can also get involved in environmental protection efforts right in their own backyards even without the support of a non-profit.


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UVA study identifies why re-educating torturers may not work

A recent study of torture by Rachel Wahl, an assistant professor of social foundations of education at the UVA Curry School of Education, was published this month in the journal Law & Society Review.


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Kaine statement on Britain, Denmark, Belgium joining coalition against ISIL

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on additions to the coalition against ISIL.


Earth Talk: Dealing with mounting e-waste

With electronic equipment and gadgets the fastest growing waste stream in many countries, how to deal with so-called e-waste may in fact be one of the most pressing environmental problems of the 21st century.


Virginia interfaith leaders urge action on kidnapping of Nigerian girls

More than 80 Virginia religious leaders have signed a joint letter to world leaders, urging them to take more coordinated action to return more than 220 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from their school by the terrorist group Boko Haram.


The West should focus on Tehran’s Achilles’ heal: human rights

This April marked the 24th anniversary of the assassination of a dedicated human rights activist by the murderous regime in Iran.


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Tim Kaine urges UN action to address Syria crisis

In a letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, called for urgent action to halt the deteriorating humanitarian situation inside Syria and full implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2139.


The United Nations needs to take immediate action at Camp Ashraf

The Iranian opposition exiles residing in Camp Ashraf in the Diyala Province North of Baghdad were forcibly relocated to Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport in the course of 2012.


Wes Martin: United Nations failure in Iraq

The mandate for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) recently came up at the U.N. Security Council a few weeks ago. This is an opportune time to reflect on the past performances of its representative in Iraq, Martin Kobler.


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Sen. Tim Kaine meets with top officials at United Nations

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, participated in a series of meetings with top United Nations officials on Tuesday, May 28 at the organization’s headquarters in New York City.


Transcript: President’s remarks to UN

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen:  It is a great honor for me to be here today.  I would like to talk to you about a subject that is at the heart of the United Nations – the pursuit of peace in an imperfect world. War and conflict have been with […]


Jill Sheffield: This time, we know what to do

Reading the news is usually an ordeal of watching the world fall apart at an accelerating pace, so when four United Nations agencies offer a new count of mothers’ deaths worldwide in pregnancy and childbirth, one braces for another depressing and insoluble problem. The numbers over the past 20 years, after all, have been stubbornly […]