Dark Clouds and Little Light at the Nuclear-Weapon Non-Proliferation Meetings.

Featured Image Photo by  Egor Myznik. Unsplash. After late night negotiations; the every-five-year Review of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; (The NPT Review) failed to reach a consensus on a final statement this past Friday.  The terms of the Review
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Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann. Stewards of this world and its precious life.

Featured Image: Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and President of the UN General Assembly Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann in New York (2009). Estonian Foreign Ministry, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons. In October 2008; the then President of the United Nations General Assembly; Father Miguel d’Escoto
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Alfred de Zayas. Building A Just World Order.

Featured Image: Prof. Dr. Alfred de Zayas. By Anonym (ein Gefälligkeitsfoto für Prof. Alfred de Zayas), CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons. Alfred de Zayas, a long-time member of the U.N. human rights secretariat having started in 1980; was elected by
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Concerted Efforts Against Trafficking in Persons.

Featured Image: Photo by  sammisreachers in Pixabay. On 30 July;  there should be a world-wide concerted effort against trafficking in persons.  The United Nations General Assembly in Resolution A/RES/68/192 in 2012;  set out 30 July as a day to review and reaffirm
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The Shifting Grounds of Conflict and Peacebuilding: Stories and Lessons

Featured Image: This symbolically represents an holistic approach to peacebuilding. By Consensusafp, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons. John W. McDonald with Noa Zanolli. The Shifting Grounds of Conflict and Peacebuilding: Stories and Lessons. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008, 341pp.) This
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Vaclav Havel: Resistance and Vision.

Vaclav Havel on Wenceslas Square on November 17, 2009. By Ben Skála, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons. “He rejects the ritual and breaks the rules of the game.  He discovers once more his suppressed identity and dignity.  He gives his
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A Day of Deeper Peace.

Featured Image: Photo by Artem Podrez in Pexels. 21 September is the U.N. sponsored International Day of Peace chosen to mark the annual start of the U.N. General Assembly.  The General Assembly touches upon all the armed conflicts and tension areas. It can
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