Our involvement in war and arms must be confronted; we cannot continue to collude with criminals and must own up to the roles that we play. Too many have suffered and too many are suffering.
Over the past four weeks the world has watched a humanitarian tragedy unfold in Gaza. For UN staff like me it has been particularly tough. Nine of our schools have been attacked, 11 of my colleagues have been killed. They include Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Ahmed, a school principal, Inas Shaban Derbas, a 30 year-old teacher and the youngest, Abdallah Naser Khalil Fahajan, who at 21 was a school attendant. UN chief, secretary-general Ban Ki-moon called the most recent attack on Sunday, which took place next to a boys' prep school in Rafah and led to nine deaths including that of a colleague: "a moral outrage and a criminal act."
North Korea is ruled by the only dictatorship in the world that is both a dynasty and, in its own propaganda, a deity. If you worship anything other than the Kim family, you end up in one of the prison camps, or kwan-li-so.
At long last anti-aircraft weapons are getting through to the rebels. The Free Syrian Army fighters have recently made significant successes on the ground and managed to shoot down five fighter jets including a military helicopter in the space of two days.
The UN's human rights chief has warned that Syria could descend into all-out civil war unless UN member states demand an
Kofi Annan's initiative is in trouble. The Syrian regime declared its acceptance of the UN sponsored plan on March 27th 2012. The main requirement of the plan is the pulling back of the Syrian troops from Syrian cities by April 10th and all fighting to stop within 48 hours after that.. There is no chance of that.
Above: Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, left, meets with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the Great Hall of People in
The Syrian regime had been "emboldened" by the UN security council's failure to condemn violence being committed against
Syrian government forces have continued shelling the city of Homs for a fifth day in some of the heaviest bombardment seen
The United Nations has called for an independent investigation into the killing of protesters in Egypt as violence in the
The UN Human Rights Council has ordered an investigation into violations reportedly committed by Syrian security forces during