Posts Tagged: barack obama

The demand has never been greater

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that “the demand for peacekeeping has never been greater,” as leaders of more than 50 countries gathered today for a summit on United Nations peacekeeping operations. The summit provided an opportunity for the leaders to pledge new commitments and strengthen existing capabilities. President Barack Obama convened the summit. He concluded his remarks with… Read more »

UN General Assembly Schedule September 21, 2011

Watch live coverage of the following speeches during the UN General Assembly Debate at Wednesday, September 21 The following are approximate times: 9 a.m.- Remarks by Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General  9:30 a.m.- Remarks by Dilma Vana Rousseff, President of Brazil. She will be the first female head of state to open the UN General Assembly… Read more »

A world free of nuclear weapons

Sign a petition to President Obama for the abolition of nuclear weapons. Last April, speaking in Prague, President Obama pledged that the United States would exercise leadership “to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” Other…

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Ban the (Cluster) Bomb

On December 3, representatives from more than 80 countries gathered in Oslo, Norway to sign a treaty that bans cluster bombs. The United States did not take part. Cluster bombs are weapons of no discrimination that disperse hundreds of “bomblets,”…

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Talking about Race

Many groups are engaging in dialogues on issues related to race and racism in the aftermath of the March 18 speech by Barack Obama. There are a couple of study opportunities coming this summer as well as some print resources…

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