"Sixty-five years ago today, the world entered the age of nuclear weapons. Ban Ki Moon is in Hiroshima, along, for the first time, a U.S. government official, for a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima."
"A new Lancet study has been getting a lot of attention in the global health blogosphere. The article looks at maternal mortality in 181 countries, and found good news. Maternal mortality is decreasing steadily; on average the global maternal mortality rates has been falling by 1% a year."
Our sponsors at the Better World Campaign, which is a sister organization to the United Nations Foundation, just launched a new website that provides quick summaries of all current UN peacekeeping missions. United in Peacekeeping is meant to educate an American audience on the value of UN Peacekeeping. It gives a brief history of each current UN peacekeeping, the current challenges it faces, and a quick explanation of how the mission serves American interests. Consider it a crib sheet for quick facts and talking points about each mission.