Although they once were one of the largest and most industrious ethnic groups to immigrate to the USA, German Americans seem to have all but disappeared. Where did they go? I talked to one of the few remaining speakers of the Pennsylvanian German dialect.
As the Millennium Development Goals expire this year, the United Nations adopts a new agenda to transform the world into a fairer and more sustainable place. Close cooperation and devotion on all levels will be crucial to make these ambitious goals come to fruition.
From a war-torn country to a dreamy holiday destination, Sri Lanka sends two conflicting images out to the world. Can the UN make a difference by drawing attention to the 26-year civil war, when the country’s government prefers deliberate efforts to forget it all?
In a patriarchal social system, many Lebanese women have been denied the right to pass on their nationality to their children and spouses. As a result, some children, among others, are stateless in Lebanon.