• About A. Edward Elmendorf

    A. Edward Elmendorf, who lives in Washington, is a former president and chief executive of the United Nations Association of the USA. He is a member of UNA's Leo Nevas Human Rights Task Force and spent most of his career, before retiring, at the World Bank.

    American Citizens Voice Their Ideas for the Future Development Goals

    by  • April 27, 2014 • WORLDVIEWS • 

    UN high-level panel devising the post-2015 development agenda

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe concept of universality and how it would play out in devising the future set of United Nations development goals...

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    Jan Eliasson Explains His Role as No. 2 at the UN

    by  • January 19, 2014 • Deputy Secretary-General, Development, Peace and Security • 

    Jan Eliasson, deputy secretary-general of the UN

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyJan Eliasson has been the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations since July 2012, the second in command after...

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    A Less Peaceful World, Marginally

    by  • June 25, 2013 • Peace and Security • 

    Afghan children visiting the US

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyOver the last year, the world has become a less peaceful place, and although the rate of decline was...

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    A Cover-Up, an Attempted Coup and Then Justice in Malawi

    by  • April 23, 2013 • Africa, WORLDVIEWS • 

    Malawi road crew

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWASHINGTON — Malawi, a tiny, young country landlocked in southern Africa, is sticking up for justice and truth. On...

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    Reasons to Love and Criticize the UN

    by  • November 4, 2012 • BOOKS, US-UN Relations • 

    Minustah in Haiti peacekeepers

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyIn his new book, “Living With the UN: American Responsibilities and International Order,” Kenneth Anderson forces readers who lean sympathetically...

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    The Human Rights Council Gets More Respect

    by  • September 14, 2012 • BOOKS

    Migrants locked up in a camp in Libya.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe visibility of human-rights violations by the Syrian government amid the current turmoil owes much to the United Nations,...

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    Horn of Africa: Recoveries Fail and Fail Again

    by  • May 7, 2012 • WORLDVIEWS • 

    Horn of Africa famine

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWASHINGTON — News on the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa continues to flare in the media ever...

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    George Kennan’s Ambivalence Toward the UN

    by  • February 7, 2012 • WORLDVIEWS • 

    George Kennan, the subject of a new biography by tktkt. In the book, Kennan's opinions on the UN are both contradictory and insightful.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWASHINGTON — As one of the great strategic thinkers, historians and essayists of the cold war era and the...

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    In Washington, the Human Rights Council Endures Scrutiny

    by  • November 13, 2011 • Human Rights, US-UN Relations, WORLDVIEWS • 1 Comment

    The Kyrgyzstan delegate at the General Assembly submits her ballot for Human Rights Council elections this spring.  The council was scrutinized in Washington in October to favorable and critical views.  DEVRA BERKOWITZ/UN PHOTO

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWASHINGTON — The United Nations Human Rights Council is attracting more attention here by both supporters and critics in...

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