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UN Launches New “United Nations iLibrary”

The United Nations just launched its new iLibrary, described as a “comprehensive global search, discovery, and dissemination platform for digital content created by the United Nations.” Although much UN content is currently available at different UN sites, this provides a … Continue reading

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COP21 – The Paris Agreement

The Conference of Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP21, was held in Paris, France, November 30-December 11, 2015. After two weeks of fierce negotiations, nearly 200 countries adopted by consensus a new plan, known as … Continue reading

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New Book: The Assault on International Law

Why comply with it when there is no world government to enforce it? That is the conceptual riddle of international law. The United States has a long history of skepticism towards international law and in the 21st Century has drifted … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the United Nations

Today marks the anniversary of the UN Charter’s 1945 entry into force, celebrated since 1948 as United Nations Day. For those of you in New York, a celebratory special concert featuring pianist Lang Lang and special guest Sting will take … Continue reading

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The Montreal Protocol

What has the United Nations called “the most successful treaty in UN history?” The Montreal Protocol which banned ozone-destroying gases such as CFCs, then commonly found in aerosol cans and air conditioners. On September 15, 1987, 24 nations signed the … Continue reading

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New Book: Rights of Indigenous Peoples

  “Let me be a free man — free to travel, free to work, free to follow the religion of my forefathers, and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty.” — Chief Joseph, Nez Perce Walter R. … Continue reading

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open.undp.org

Open.undp.org presents UNDP’s 6,000+ development projects and 8,000 outputs in 177 countries and territories worldwide.  Open.undp.org enables users to find project information categorized broadly by location, funding source, and focus areas, and drill down for comprehensive project data, including budget, … Continue reading

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