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Applying a Global Treaty on Gender Equality to American Cities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Every year at the United Nations, the Commission on the Status of Women brings together an impressive array of global leaders to publicly state their support for gender equality. This year’s meeting, occurring in March, was no different, with 8,000 attendees reiterating their support to ending gender inequality and discrimination around the … Read more

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American Citizens Voice Their Ideas for the Future Development Goals

UN high-level panel devising the post-2015 development agenda

The concept of universality and how it would play out in devising the future set of United Nations development goals drew significant attention among a group of more than 1,000 Americans who participated in the continuing international conversation centered on the topic. This contingent of American citizens, based in a dozen cities across the United States, … Read more

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Isn’t It Time for the US to Ratify the UN Treaty on Disabilities?

The seventh anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities at United Nations headquarters in New York was commemorated on Dec. 13. Since March 2007, when it opened for signature, the convention has been ratified by 138 countries. Modeled after the landmark United States Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which … Read more

 

Try a More Balanced Approach to Iran, Report Advises

Isfahan market in Iran

WASHINGTON — If the term “track two” sounds like an announcement at Grand Central Terminal in New York, it has an altogether different meaning farther east at United Nations headquarters. Diplomats there suspect they’re hearing “track two” talks; that is, informal talks aimed at resolving problems, although the talks neither involve them nor any other official … Read more

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