Overhauling Global Finance

The UN’s Stiglitz Commission is calling for short-term economic stimulus measures to help introduce, and above all not obstruct, required long-term changes.

Conference: Women and the Changing Global Outlook

Join the British Embassy and National Geographic Society for the Second Women’s Empowerment Conference on May 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. The conference will explore key issues related to Women in Africa as identified by the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goal 3 to promote gender equality and empower women. This year’s theme is "Women and the Changing Global Outlook."

The event has a powerful line up of speakers, including:

Baroness Valerie Amos of Great Britain
Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai
CARE Ambassador and philanthropist Sheila Johnson
Ambassador Amina Salum Ali of the African Union
Emmy Award Winner Tracey Neale
FPIF Co-Director Emira Woods

And many more. This FREE conference promises to be an enlightening and inspiring event that will help to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women in Africa.

Register at www.wec.eventbrite.com or call (202) 518-7523.

U-20: Will the Global Economy Resurface?

Like an injured German U-Boat, the global economy continues to sink. Columnist Walden Bello asks: Can the G-20 meeting bring it back to the surface before we all perish?

Strategic Dialogue: Responsibility to Protect

In response to genocide and ethnic cleansing, the UN has adopted a new doctrine called the Responsibility to Protect. Are we finally going to say “never again” or is it just “more of the same”?

Gaza Under Siege

Gaza is now synonymous with carnage, rising death tolls, destroyed schools, and city streets slick with blood.

Climate of Change

Prospects for a new deal on climate change after the UN climate conference in Poland.

Detaining the United Nations

Richard Falk, the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, wasn’t allowed into Israel on a recent trip. That action fits a pattern of Israeli efforts to hide the human consequences of the siege of Gaza and of the escalating settlement expansion in the West Bank.

Iraq in Pictures

Many of the most resonant images from the Iraq War are as deceptive as the Bush administration’s rationales for starting the war in the first place.