North and South Korea: Signs of a Thaw

North and South Korea: Signs of a Thaw

It seems that the two Koreas ― especially the South ― are trying to break the years-long impasse in their bilateral relations. The first sign of a possible thaw has come from the Unification Ministry in Seoul, which authorized a local civilian group’s plan to send 15...
Shirin Ebadi on Iranian Nuclear Deal

Shirin Ebadi on Iranian Nuclear Deal

Shirin Ebadi speaks with Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman. “We have to remember that ISIS is not simply a terrorist group. It’s an ideology. And an ideology cannot be fought with bombs. This wrong ideology can only be fought with a correct interpretation of...
Rigoberta Menchu: How Millennials Can Build Peace

Rigoberta Menchu: How Millennials Can Build Peace

Rigoberta Menchu Tum speaking to elitedaily.com on behalf of Peacejam‘s 1 Billion Acts of Kindness campaign. “It’s very important to avoid seeing peace as something that always has to come with war attached to it. “In my youth, I associated peace...
Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai to Donate $50,000 to Gaza

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai to Donate $50,000 to Gaza

JERUSALEM:  Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is to donate USD 50,000 to help rebuild United Nations schools in Gaza, the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency said today. The 17-year-old Pakistani children’s rights activist won the...
Desmond Tutu: Climate Change is the Global Enemy

Desmond Tutu: Climate Change is the Global Enemy

Writing for The Guardian, On the eve of the UN Climate Summit, Desmond Tutu argues that tactics used against firms who did business with South Africa must now be applied to fossil fuels to prevent human suffering. Never before in history have human beings been called...
October 16: A UN Vote to Watch

October 16: A UN Vote to Watch

Update: We are happy to report that on October 16 “little” New Zealand won one of five two-year seats on the United Nations Security Council. Nobel Peace Prize winner José Ramos-Horta had been in New York for two weeks raising his voice for the need for...