The United Nations was founded in 1945 to provide a venue for global dialogue and problem-solving among nations. A general assembly meets in New York once per year to deliberate issues, while a 15-member Security Council—with the United States as one of five permanent members—can issue decisions that member nations have agreed to carry out.
REUTERS/Denis Balibouse - An unidentified delegate listens to U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay speak during the 26th session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva June 10, 2014.
Three Tips for the High Commissioner for Human Rights
July 9, 2014, Ted Piccone
Ted Piccone offers three recommendations to the new U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights to help support and strengthen the Special Procedures mechanism which promotes and protects human rights globally.
Middle East and North Africa
Opinion | The Sydney Morning Herald
July 7, 2014, Jane McAdam
Opinion | The Huffington Post
July 1, 2014, Luay Al-Khatteeb
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June 23, 2014, John McLaughlin
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May 21, 2014, Elizabeth Ferris
April 15, 2014, Suzanne Maloney
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March 11, 2014, Fred Dews
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February 25, 2014, Ibrahim Sharqieh
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