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A Human Rights Catastrophe in Myanmar

As Obama visits Burma, we spotlight an ongoing human rights tragedy

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UN: 60,000 Killed in Syria Conflict

This is a grim milestone. 2013 will be a very tough year for Syria.

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Hillary Clinton On Smart Diplomacy And Development For The 21st Century

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton re-defines diplomacy for the 21st century. Hint: smart, strategic development aid is at the heart of it.

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Massacres, Sexual Violence and Crimes Against Children Detailed in New UN Report on Syria

A panel of experts from the UN Hunan Rights Council dispatched to investigate human rights abuses in Syria issued a very disturbing report yesterday. Mass atrocities, sexual violence, crimes against children and extra-judicial killings are described in chilling detail. Among the most high profile points of inquiry was the May 25 massacre of civilians in the Syrian town of Houla.

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“Faire accoucher la vérité par la seule force du dialogue”: la Commission dialogue, vérité et réconciliation débute son travail en Côte d’Ivoire

Lors d’une cérémonie sobre à Yamoussokro, la capitale politique de la Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara a intronisé la nouvelle Commission pour le Dialogue, la Vérité et la Réconciliation, dont le mandat est de “panser les plaies” de la population ivoirienne, pour que le pays puisse avancer sereinement et en paix.

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UN Adopts First LGBT Resolution

UN Human Right Council passes the first resolution supporting equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation.

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