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Is racism coloring your view of the world?

Racial discrimination scars those it touches. It also costs money. Big money. A recent study put the economic impact of racism at nearly $2...

Beware Russia’s Orwellian tactics in Crimea

Russia’s repressive tactics against ethnic minority groups in Crimea are a warning sign to the international community, says U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power. In March 6...

U.N. Human Rights Council aims to advance human dignity everywhere

By working with governments across the world, the U.N.’s Human Rights Council can help create a future “that is much brighter than the present...

NATO commander: Russia fueling armed conflict in Ukraine

Russia is “fueling and continuing the armed conflict” in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, told reporters...

Exposing threats to our worldwide heritage

The Syrian Heritage Initiative provides Middle Eastern and American archaeologists the tools to document and raise awareness of the destruction of Syrian and Iraqi...

Is this the key to inclusive education?

Education is a fundamental human right. Yet millions go uneducated because their schools use a language they don't understand. What should we do?
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These kids get caught red-handed — on purpose

https://youtu.be/rxy7UA5POpo On February 12, 2002, the U.N. Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict came into force. It prohibits the recruitment or...

U.N. report: Daesh beheads some Iraqi children, buries others alive

A recent United Nations report spotlights the brutality of Daesh toward yet another segment of society: Iraq’s children. In its February 4 report, the U.N....

More migrant workers, more migrant rights?

More migrant workers live outside of their country of birth than ever before – 232 million, or 3 percent of the world’s population, according to the...