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UN Report: World efforts are moving backward in elimination of hunger and malnutrition

Global numbers for people affected by hunger rose to 828 million in 2021, an increase of 46 million since 2020.


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Alon Ben-Meir: UNSC is in desperate need of comprehensive reforms

Any fair analysis of the United Nations strongly suggests that the UN of today is not the same UN that was established in 1945.


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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.


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.


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.


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