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May 12, 2009

Human Rights
Righting the Wrongs of the UN’s Top Human Rights Body

The election of the United States to the much criticized UN Human Rights Council must be used by Washington to help revive the UN’s entire rights architecture, writes CFR’s Kara McDonald.

October 15, 2009

International Organizations
Troubling Turnover on UN Security Council

The annual rotation of non-permanent members to the UN Security Council this year is likely to present difficulties for U.S. interests, including containing nuclear proliferation, writes CFR’s Kara C…

December 22, 2009

United States
Climate Right for U.S. Joining Law of Sea Convention

The time is ripe for President Obama to press for Senate passage of the Law of the Sea Convention and expand U.S. influence on oceans governance, write Scott Borgerson and Thomas Pickering.

January 14, 2010

Global Governance
Tragedy and Opportunity for Haiti

Haiti’s earthquake lays bare woeful political and economic dysfunctions, but in the global disaster response, there is a chance to get aid right, writes CFR’s Kara C. McDonald.

April 5, 2010

Development
Spending So That Haiti Is ’Built Back Better’

The $9.9 billion pledged toward Haitian reconstruction at last week’s donors’ conference will be ineffective without insisting that funding for housing and jobs be wedded to overall goals for Haitian…

June 28, 2010

Saudi Arabia
Difficult Talks for U.S. and Saudis

President Obama and Saudi King Abdullah’s meeting on June 29 will include difficult conversations about the Middle East, where Saudis want to be convinced that the United States is serious about supp…

September 22, 2011

Noncommunicable Diseases
The Path Forward on NCDs

The 2011 high-level UN meeting on non-communicable diseases fell far short of the major funding and targets agreed to at a similar meeting on HIV/AIDS a decade ago, which CFR’s Thomas Bollyky says in…

October 25, 2011

Elections and Voting
African Democracy: Elections Despite Divisions

In this Markets and Democracy Brief, CFR’s John Campbell and Asch Harwood note the potential dangers of elections in weak and divided African countries, but they urge continued U.S. support for elect…

May 23, 2012

International Organizations
Reinventing the World Health Organization

The World Health Assembly in Geneva this week needs to do more to define a workable mission for the struggling World Health Organization.

February 21, 2013

Noncommunicable Diseases
Big Data, Better Global Health

A comprehensive new study of the world’s health status has the potential to dramatically improve how developing countries address surging problems like noncommunicable diseases, writes CFR’s Thomas B…