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Kevin Rudd at UN: Preventive Diplomacy Is Key to International Peace

ASPI President Kevin Rudd, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and UN General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft during the high-level debate on international peace and security on October 1, 2015. (Evan Schneider/UN Photo)
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In a major address during the UN General Assembly’s debate on maintaining international peace, the ASPI President argued that “the concept and the praxis of prevention” must be central to the UN’s efforts to uphold security.

How to Educate Students for Citizenship in a Global Era

Sarah Brown delivers opening remarks at 'Educating for Citizenship in a Global World' on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. (Elsa M. Ruiz/Asia Society)
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World education leaders discussed the way forward following last week's announcement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations General Assembly.

What Is 'Global Citizenship Education'?

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A brief explainer on one of the world's most important education initiatives

#TBT: UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali Onstage at Asia Society

UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali (R) speaks with Asia Society President Nicholas Platt at a President's Forum in New York in 1993. (Asia Society)

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Then-UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali speaks at Asia Society in 1993.

Video: Asia Game Changer of the Year Jack Ma Urges Listeners, 'Keep Your Dream Alive'

Alibaba founder and CEO Jack Ma accepts his Asia Society Asia Game Changer of the Year award at the United Nations in New York City on Oct. 16, 2014. (Ann Billingsley/Asia Society)
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Accepting his award from Asia Society, the Alibaba founder and CEO recounted modest beginnings and issued a call to independence and nonconformity.

Photos: Asia Society Honors Jack Ma, Other 'Asia Game Changers' at United Nations

Winners of Asia Society's inaugural Asia Game Changers Awards at the United Nations in New York City on Oct. 16, 2014. (Jim Celeste/Patrick McMullan)
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The Alibaba founder and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai were among the "array of remarkable Asians" recognized at a gala event in New York City.

'We Must Act': UN's Ban Ki-moon Calls for Syrian Arms Embargo in Asia Society Address

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Asia Society New York on June 20, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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"All the values for which we stand, and all the reasons for which the United Nations exists, are at stake, here and now, across the devastated landscape that is Syria today," the UN Secretary-General told listeners at Asia Society New York.

Complete Text of Ban Ki-moon's Address, 'Crisis in Syria: Civil War, Global Threat'

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the Asia Society in New York on Friday, June 20, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

"The immediate priority of the United Nations in Syria is to end the violence," the United Nations Secretary-General said Friday, June 20, 2014, at Asia Society in New York.

When Will Sri Lanka End Its Silence?

Sri Lankan policemen look on as Tamil pro-government activists take part in a demonstration outside the UN offices in Colombo on March 10, 2014, to protest a proposed US-led UN resolution to investigate Sri Lanka for alleged war crimes. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
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It's obvious the situation in Sri Lanka has improved since the end of the civil war, but the government’s loftier and more consequential promises remain unfulfilled, writes Bhavani Fonseka.

This Fall Season, the United Nations is in Fashion

Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, addresses the 67th United Nations General Assembly meeting Sept. 27, 2012 at the United Nations in New York City. (Don Emmert/AFP/GettyImages)

The U.N. is "hot" again, as it finds itself at the center of at least two of the critical global issues of the moment, writes Tom Nagorski.