2016 is the International Year of Pulses. The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) (A/RES/68/231)"2016, The Year of Pulses"
The UN is 70 years old. There are many views on the way the UN functions. A significant view is that the United Nations is both “flawed” and “indispensable.” That is the point of view of the Obama administration. The world sees two different UNs. One is the global institution itself. This “UN” is composed of departments, programs and agencies that deliver many essential services like peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance. I asked the editor of Himal…"UN is 70. How Relevant is UN?"