united nations

Recently Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, applauded the 15-year global push to meet the Millennium Development Goals on poverty, education, gender equality, child mortality, maternal health, disease, the environment and global partnership. Amidst such praised effort, he cautioned that the world is still riven with inequality, something that is well-documented by a new UN…

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Rachelle Friesen, an MCC peace and development worker in Bethlehem, writes about Palestine and the UN in the latest Third Way Cafe. Throughout the Arab Spring, Palestinians have tried to gain their freedom, not through revolution and violence, but through diplomatic processes at the United Nations. Despite their nonviolent actions, they have been vetoed and…

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