In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”
The various environmental, economic, and social problems confronting us are symptomatic of a deeper underlying crisis -- a crisis in our thinking, perception, and values.
To an impartial observer – say, an alien zoologist from another planet – there must be very compelling evidence that human beings suffer from a serious mental disorder, and are perhaps even insane.
Oslo, Norway. October 5, 2018. The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict," according to the Norwegian Nobel Committee announcement on 5 October 2018 in Oslo, Norway.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, UN Headquarters in New York City. The world leaders gathered this week in New York for the 73rd General Debate at the United Nations. The General Debate will occur from September 25 to October 1, 2018.
U.S. Department of State, Washington DC, September 10, 2018. Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson, announced today that "the administration has determined after careful review that the office of the General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington should close",