Monday, March 16, 2015
Friday, August 01, 2014
Hundreds of thousands in Gaza are now displaced, and that number runs into the millions when you include the regional turmoil. David Miliband, who served as British Foreign Secretary from 2007 to 2010, explains why there could be a new direction to alter the conflict.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Yesterday in Gaza, an apparent Israeli strike rocked a school run by United Nations relief workers and killed at least 10 people. As the violence intensifies, international aid workers are finding it increasingly difficult to continue doing their job.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations, Yuriy Sergeyev is confident in his country's ability to hold free and fair elections. But when it comes to dealing with Moscow, the ambassador is not so confident, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin is "mentally ill."
Thursday, December 26, 2013
It was a violent Christmas Day in South Sudan, where despite calls for a cease fire, fighting continues between rebels and soldiers. The United Nations estimates that thousands have been killed in the 11 days since fighting broke out in the young nation. Today, leaders from Kenya and Ethiopia are meeting in Juba in an effort to negotiate an end to the violence. Hannah McNeish, a freelance journalist in South Sudan, explains the situation on the ground.
Monday, October 28, 2013
By Edith M. Lederer : Associated Press
China's superstar pianist Lang Lang became a United Nations Messenger of Peace on Monday, the highest honor bestowed by a U.N. chief on accomplished individuals in any field.
Friday, September 27, 2013
The Syrian conflict has raged on for the last two years, and now it seems to be entering a new phase. Yesterday the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council agreed to a resolution that requires Syria to give up its chemical weapons. With us to explain the way forward for Syria and the U.N. is Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
John Hendra, assistant secretary-general at the UN Women and co-chair of the UN Development Group Millennium Development Goals Task Force, discusses the Millennium Development Goals and the post-2015 development agenda.
Monday, September 23, 2013
This fall may be the U.S.'s first opportunity for real and lasting change with Iran. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the way forward between the U.S. and Iran is Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Colonel Dave Roeder is a retired Air Force Colonel and one of the 52 American hostages held during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. He joins us today to discuss his experience and how he views the new stance of Iran.
Monday, September 23, 2013
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
Police barricades, gridlock alerts, more crowded sidewalks – those are the conditions in Midtown East that will be making some New Yorkers grumpier this week.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The U.N.’s long-awaited report came out on Monday confirming the use of chemical weapons in Syria. But there are several competing interests in the Syrian conflict. Robin Wright is distinguished scholar at the Wilson Center and the U.S. Institute of Peace. She's the author of "Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World." She joins The Takeaway to discuss the ways that all parties may find common ground.