How The UN is Supporting the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Winners

By MJ Altman
October 5, 2018

A Congolese doctor and a Yazidi survivor of ISIS captivity have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their …

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9 Stories of Progress from the UN General Assembly

By Chandler Green
October 5, 2018

With the world up against a growing list of problems without borders – from brutal conflicts to emerging health threats …

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Every LGBTI Public Servant Should be Free and Equal

By Elizabeth Cousens Ryan Kaminski
October 4, 2018

On October 1, the United States officially changed its visa policy to require diplomatic staff in same sex relationships to …

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Support UN Relief to Natural Disaster Victims in Indonesia

By Chandler Green
October 3, 2018

*Note from the Editor: this post was last updated October 5 The powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indonesian …

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Key Themes from This Year’s UN General Assembly

By Kaysie Brown
October 3, 2018

While President Trump’s “America First” message dominated headlines at this year’s United Nations General Assembly, a different message echoed across …

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A 101 on the UN Action for Peacekeeping Initiative

By Kathryn Kross
September 26, 2018

Of the many challenging operations the United Nations undertakes across the world, peacekeeping missions are arguably the most complex. They …

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Meet 10 Solution Makers Turning Local Action Into Global Ambition

By MJ Altman
September 25, 2018

More than 1,000 people from 134 countries applied to pitch their innovative ideas at the third-annual United Nations Solutions Summit, …

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When The National Opioid Crisis Hits Home – And How the UN Is Helping

By Anna Mahalak
September 22, 2018

For me, the opioid crisis is more than a national headline. I come from a small town in Monroe, Michigan …

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What’s at Stake at the UN Tuberculosis Meeting: A Q and A with the UN Special Envoy

By Kate Dodson
September 21, 2018

Ahead of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB) on September 26 during the UN General Assembly, we sat …

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New Brookings Report on SDGs: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

By MJ Altman
September 21, 2018

What’s really at stake if we don’t meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the deadline of 2030? And who …

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