ElBaradei Joins Ad Board for Human Rights Campaign

ElBaradei Joins Ad Board for Human Rights Campaign

Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency, and a former Presidential candidate in Egypt, has joined the Advisory Board for TheCommunity.com’s campaign to raise awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ElBaradei, a...
Ramos-Horta appointed UN envoy to Guinea-Bissau

Ramos-Horta appointed UN envoy to Guinea-Bissau

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed former Timorese President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate José Ramos-Horta as the new United Nations envoy to Guinea-Bissau. Mr. Ramos-Horta, who is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board for TheCommunity.com, succeeds...
Celebs Come Out to End Slavery

Celebs Come Out to End Slavery

Nobel Peace Prize winning UN agency the International Labour Organization has launched an awareness raising campaign to end slavery, supported by Hollywood celebrities. Produced by the Abaunza Group and spearheaded with a video by Jada Pinkett Smith, the campaign...
Benghazi Was Not the Beginning of the End

Benghazi Was Not the Beginning of the End

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chairman of TheCommunity.com’s Advisory Board José Ramos-Horta puts some perspective on events in the Middle East. I share the civilized world’s revulsion at the destruction being wreaked by anti-US demonstrators in the Middle...
El Baradei responds to Benghazi killing

El Baradei responds to Benghazi killing

Nobel laureate and former Egyptian Presidential candidate Mohamed ElBaradei called the killing of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi barbaric and unjustified, but said that it highlights the Muslim distrust of the West. Speaking in a radio interview in Utah...
Shirin Ebadi: Iran Barring Women in University Courses

Shirin Ebadi: Iran Barring Women in University Courses

Iran’s decision to forbid women from studying dozens of subjects including nuclear physics and oil engineering threatens to wipe out one of the last vestiges of gender equality in the country, Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi said today. The Islamic Republic’s...
Kofi Annan: Conditions for peace in Syria

Kofi Annan: Conditions for peace in Syria

In an Op Ed on the Washington Post, former Secretary General of the UN Kofi Annan gives us an idea of the size of the obstacles to peace in Syria, and what must be done to realize a peaceful solution. While the conflict in Syria must be solved by Syrians, he says,...
Jimmy Carter on the US and human rights: A Cruel and Unusual Record

Jimmy Carter on the US and human rights: A Cruel and Unusual Record

Jimmy Carter takes on President Obama and drones in the New York Times. The United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights. Revelations that top officials are targeting people to be assassinated abroad, including American citizens, are...