UN Dispatch Happy Hour TONIGHT!

UN Dispatch invites you to take your wonkery offline on January 6th for the Friends of UN Dispatch, Aid and Conflict Bloggers Happy Hour in Washington, DC.The fun starts at 6pm at JoJo’s Restaurant and Bar, on 15th and U. Food is free, beers are $3 and cocktails are cheap.   Come say hello!

Why George Clooney Matters

George Clooney and John Prendergast discuss the situation in South Sudan and their new Satellite Sentinel Project on ABC's This Week.  This is why celebrity activism matters.

Why Cote D’Ivoire Matters

Cote D'Ivoire is a big test for the prospects of democracy in Africa and for the ability of institutions like the African Union to be a force of progress across the continent.