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February 26, 2017

International Organizations
Brendan McDermid/Reuters The Role of the UN Secretary-General

The UN’s top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda but its impact has varied widely among office holders since 1946.

December 29, 2016

Heads of State and Government
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2016

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2016 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

November 16, 2015

Global
Play RTR4AE59_EC.jpg The United Nations and Global Human Rights

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein shares his reflections on the status of human rights across the world.

December 1, 2014

Global
Nelson-Mandela-Anniversaryy Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2015

Anniversaries are how we mark the passage time of time, celebrate our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and fourteen witnessed several significant historical anniversaries: the centennial …

June 9, 2014

Politics and Government
Sisi-President-Egypt Hello (Ahlan), Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: President of Egypt

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi took the oath of office as Egypt’s new president yesterday.  He succeeded the interim president, Adly Mansour. And who appointed Mansour? Why, Sisi himself after he and the Egypt…

September 18, 2008

Global Governance
Timeline: UN Secretary-Generals

A biographical timeline of past UN secretary-generals and their accomplishments.

March 26, 2013

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Probing for Chemical Attacks in Syria

The success of a UN investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack in Aleppo province last week will depend on a number of factors and could prove inconclusive, says CFR’s Gregory Koblentz.

October 2, 2012

UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon addresses diplomats during the High-Level meeting of the General Assembly on the rule of law. (Eduardo Munoz/ courtesy Reuters) A New Global Fund—For Access to Justice, Opportunity, and Prosperity

One of the big themes at this year’s meeting of the UN General Assembly is the rule of law. The General Assembly devoted a whole day to the topic last week. Many fine speeches were given as the soari…

February 15, 2013

Wars and Conflict
The Global Regime for Armed Conflict

This page is part of the Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge Preventing armed conflict, keeping peace, and rebuilding war-torn states remain among the most intractable challenges …