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DePaul alumnus speaks on the Vincentian mission in relation to poverty

Fr. Guillermo Campuzano, the Vincentians’ representative at the UN, speaks at Cortelyou Commons on Thursday about charity, political advocacy and systemic change.

Nikki Ramos and Kelly Garcia

October 13, 2019

Most DePaul students are more than familiar with St. Vincent de Paul’s central question: What must be done? But Father Guillermo Campuzano dedicates his life to expanding the reach of this question by taking it up to the UN. Campuzano spoke Thursday at Cortelyou Commons at the inaugural lecture in a series...

Young people take center stage at UN climate summit

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, addresses the Climate Action Summit

Cailey Gleeson, Focus Editor

September 30, 2019

Coming off the heels of global protests Sept. 20, world leaders from more than 70 countries gathered in New York this past Monday to discuss stricter climate policy at the U.N. Climate Summit. Autumn Peltier, Greta Thunberg, Mari Copeny and Xiye Bastida were among 15 youth activists who filed a comp...

‘You are failing us’: Plans, frustration at UN climate talks

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

September 23, 2019

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. As they made their pledges at the Climate Action Summit, though, they and others conceded it was not enough. And...

Ignorance can’t be bliss

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

October 22, 2018

After the UN's report that the Earth will greatly suffer from the devastating effects of climate change if action isn't taken on the gubernatorial level, people want to push the blame onto something other than themselves. We should blame ourselves for the internalized laziness when we have been presented...

We have just 12 years to save the Earth

We have just 12 years to save the Earth

William Hopper, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2018

A catastrophic future isn’t far in our future, it’s steady and quickly approaching us. A 700-page report released by the United Nations’ climate science body says that we have only 12 years to make a change to our global energy infrastructure or risk dramatic consequences. Rising sea levels,...

Iran protests send shockwaves around the world

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Neil Sengupta, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018

Tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets in massive protests on Dec. 28 against the Iranian regime that lasted all the way into last week. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, called for two separate U.N. emergency sessions to discuss the situation. The demonstrations occurred across Iran, and...

Making waves: One student has big ideas for ocean conservation

DePaul junior Baylee Ritter spoke at the United Nations on Wednesday as a representative of the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council.
(Photo courtesy of Baylee Ritter)

Benjamin Conboy

September 25, 2017

One day after President Donald Trump took to the podium at the United Nations General Assembly to threaten “Rocket Man” Kim Jong-un, one of DePaul’s students, junior Baylee Ritter took over the microphone on Wednesday, Sept. 20 to share a plea with world leaders to cooperate in keeping the oceans cl...

Happiness defined: U.S. ranks 15th in United Nations Report

(Photo courtesy of World Happiness Report)

Fabio De Simone

May 10, 2015

With the U.S. being listed as the 15th happiest nation in the world in the recently published 2015 World Happiness Report, it becomes poignant to discuss the areas in which our nation has fallen short of its citizens’ needs. Read More »...

Climate change: UN summit is only the beginning

Climate change: UN summit is only the beginning

Lauryn Hall

October 5, 2014

After years of debating its true extent and relevance, it now seems the issue of climate change is finally being taken seriously. At last week’s United Nations Summit on Climate Change, presidents, prime ministers and diplomats met to discuss what steps needed to be taken to address the ever-growing i...

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