Business & Finance

UN Human Rights Head Says Right to Privacy Being Infringed by Digital Surveillance

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned July 16 that studies by her office and others have revealed a lack of transparency about governmental surveillance policies and practices. Addressing a press conference during the launch of a report on privacy by the UN Human Rights Office, Pillay said, “Invasive surveillance and the collection

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WHO Working to Contain Ebola Outbreak in West African Countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) has activated a Sub-regional Outbreak Coordination Center in Conakry, Guinea in response to

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Audit of Afghanistan Presidential Run-off Election Results to Begin with UN Monitoring

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on July 17 welcomed the start of the audit of the results of the country’s 2014 Presidential election run-off. The audit follows an agreement between the two Presidential candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani—facilitated by US Secretary of State John Kerry—on the complete audit of


“Boyhood” | Film Preview

With unwavering faith that all his actors would stick around for 12 years, filmmaker Richard Linklater (“Dazed and


“Guardians of the Galaxy” | Film Preview

In the tenth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Guardians of the Galaxy” features an American pilot, Peter

Food & Nutrition

Chef David Burke Partners with International Rescue Committee to Host GenR’s Summer Party

Generation Rescue, or GenR, a group of dynamic, diverse young professionals dedicated to supporting the International Rescue Committee’s work to offer lifesaving and life-changing assistance to refugees, held their 4th Annual Summer Party at David Burke Garden at The James Hotel in New York City July 16. talked to young chefs, entrepreneurs and actors


“The Hundred-Foot Journey” | Film Preview

Madame Mallory (Academy Award-winner Dame Helen Mirren), proprietress of a chic French restaurant frequented by presidents and celebrities,


John Benjamin Hickey Promotes New WGN America Series “Manhattan” from Empire State Building

What better place to promote a new series called “Manhattan” than from high in Manhattan’s skyline—even though this WGN America show premiering Sunday, July 27, is actually about the Manhattan Project of the early 1940s that developed the atomic bomb to end WWII. Its star, Tony Award-winner John Benjamin Hickey (“The Normal Heart”) talked to

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UN Chief for Refugees Warns Against Forgetting Syrian Refugees Amid Many Global Crises

Iraq’s northern region of Kurdistan has become host to thousands of Iraqis displaced by fighting elsewhere in the country. The semi-autonomous region is also sheltering over 200,000 refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria. As the fighting in Iraq continues and more people are displaced, the world must not forget about Syrian refugees, says United Nations

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UN Works to Ensure That Somali National Army Does Not Recruit Child Soldiers

In light of the recent United Nations report that alleges the presence of child soldiers within the Somali

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New Fighting Between Hamas and Israel Taking a Huge Toll on Children

The violence that had gripped Gaza is taking a heavy toll on children caught in fighting between Israel’s

Culture & Society

Ban Calls on People Around the World to Mark Nelson Mandela International Day with Service

On Nelson Mandela International Day, the United Nations pledged to promote “desperately needed” acts of kindness and goodwill and uplift poor and underdeveloped communities worldwide. In 2009, the Assembly declared July 18 “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom. Today’s is the