• About Barbara Crossette

    Barbara Crossette is a fellow of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center of CUNY as well as the United Nations correspondent for The Nation. She is also a board member of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

    Previously, Crossette was the UN bureau chief for The New York Times from 1994 to 2001 and before that its chief correspondent in Southeast Asia and South Asia. She is the author of "So Close to Heaven: The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas," "The Great Hill Stations of Asia" and a Foreign Policy Association study, "India Changes Course," in the Foreign Policy Association's "Great Decisions 2015."

    Crossette won the George Polk award for her coverage in India of the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 and the 2010 Shorenstein Prize for her writing on Asia.

    New Candidates for Secretary-General Make Their Cases at the UN

    by  • June 7, 2016 • Secretary-General • 

    Lajcak

    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 field of nine candidates campaigning formally to become the next United Nations secretary-general grew by two on June...

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    Fixing UN Peacekeeping Operations: The World’s Most Complicated Army

    by  • May 23, 2016 • Africa, Gender-Based Violence, Secretary-General, UN Peacekeeping, Women's Issues • 

    Jane Holl Lute

    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 seriouslyIt has been almost a year since a sweeping assessment of United Nations peacekeeping operations by experts recommended significant...

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    Failing Public Schools Spur Global Boom in Private Education

    by  • May 16, 2016 • Education, India, Sustainable Development Goals, Unesco • 

    Chinese Children

    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 seriouslyWhile governments bask in data showing that the development goal of universal access to primary education has largely been...

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    John Kerry Celebrates Diversity (and His Niece) at UN School Graduation

    by  • June 4, 2016 • Education, US Foreign Relations • 1 Comment

    US Secretary of State John Kerry, giving remarks at the United Nations International School's commencement, June 2, 2106, held at the UN. US STATE DEPARTMENT

    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 seriouslyFor the class of 2016 at the United Nations International School in Manhattan, graduation on June 2 was a...

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    The Field Grows and Shifts in the Race for UN Secretary General

    by  • June 1, 2016 • General Assembly, Secretary-General, Security Council, Women's Issues • 

    Susana Malcorra LOEY FELIPE/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 seriouslyThe second crop of campaigners making a pitch to replace Ban Ki-moon in January is now being assembled, and...

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    A UN First After 70 Years: Open Campaigning for Secretary-General

    by  • April 17, 2016 • Secretary-General • 

    Vesna Pusic, the candidate from Croatia running for UN secretary-general, next to Mogens Lykketoft, the president of the General Assembly.

    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 seriouslyIt was a week unprecedented in the history of the United Nations. From April 12 to 14, nine candidates...

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    Advocates for Besieged Children Say Collaboration Is Essential

    by  • May 1, 2016 • Africa, Asia, Child Soldiers, Middle East • 

    Former child soldiers, including 147 boys and 5 girls, were reunited with their families in eastern Congo.

    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 seriouslyGrim images from the small world of children are multiplying. Little bodies adrift in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas....

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    In an Aging Global Population, Women Want Productive Lives

    by  • March 23, 2016 • Gender-Based Violence, Health and Population, Women's Issues • 

    Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

    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 seriouslyCensus figures everywhere confirm that the population of the world is getting steadily older. Much has been written and...

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    Obama, at His Last Nuclear Summit, Urges Strong Vigilance Ahead

    by  • April 5, 2016 • Africa, Nuclear Disarmament, US Foreign Relations • 

    BEN SOLOMON/US STATE DEPARTMENT

    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 seriouslyWhen the last of President Barack Obama’s four summit meetings on keeping weapons-grade material out of the hands of...

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    The UN’s First Feminist, Peg Snyder, Describes Her Brilliant Career

    by  • March 22, 2016 • Africa, Development, Women's Issues • 

    Peg Snyder

    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 seriouslyAs the Commission on the Status of Women convenesĀ to tackle 21st-century feminist issues, Margaret Snyder — “Peg” to almost...

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