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 Europe dams off the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern refugees are stranded. Is the Middle East equipped to take in these rejects? A volunteer from a Lebanese refugee camp may have some answers.
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.
Thirty years ago, Thomas Sankara was overthrown and shot after seven years of governing Burkina Faso. Last year, his successor had to hand over power after the biggest protest in recent history.
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.