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How does World Psoriasis Day come about? How about the year of quinoa? <em>Crikey</em> intern <b>Natalie Tencic</b> takes a look at how these days are created. It's mostly the UN's fault.

A day to recognise cats, the net … and psoriasis (Crikey‘s is coming)

How does World Psoriasis Day come about? How about the year of quinoa? Crikey intern Natalie Tencic takes a look at how these days are created. It's mostly the UN's fault.

An incredible series of world leader portraits -- including audio about each subject's photo -- by <b>Platon</b> of <em>The New Yorker</em>, taken during the latest sitting of the UN General Assembly.

PHOTO GALLERY: Portraits of the powerful

An incredible series of world leader portraits -- including audio about each subject's photo -- by Platon of The New Yorker, taken during the latest sitting of the UN General Assembly.

The United Nations is nothing more than a "theatre for the absurd", says <b>Alex Castellanos</b>, where "terrorists and madmen" stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the leader of the free world -- and the US foots almost a quarter of the bill for the privilege.

The UN: a glorified global beauty pageant

The United Nations is nothing more than a "theatre for the absurd", says Alex Castellanos, where "terrorists and madmen" stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the leader of the free world -- and the US foots almost a quarter of the bill for the privilege.

Liberals might like to pretend that climate change action is radical, but as seen at last week's UN, it's become the diplomatic lingua franca. How are the Libs so out of line with the global political agenda?

Are the Libs taking the climate change road less travelled?

Liberals might like to pretend that climate change action is radical, but as seen at last week's UN, it's become the diplomatic lingua franca. How are the Libs so out of line with the global political agenda?

Muammar Gaddafi may be <a href="http://www.crikey.com.au/2009/09/28/crikey-says-95/">copping it</a> for his UN tirade last week, but he's not the first world leader to get controversial at the UN General Assembly. Like, when Castro labelled JFK a "millionaire, illiterate, and ignorant".

The 10 most cuckoo crazy UN speeches ever

Muammar Gaddafi may be copping it for his UN tirade last week, but he's not the first world leader to get controversial at the UN General Assembly. Like, when Castro labelled JFK a "millionaire, illiterate, and ignorant".

It won’t get any better than this for Rudd: he may have inherited the G20 from his predecessor, but it will now forever be linked to his name in Australian foreign policy.

G20: present at the Ruddation

It won’t get any better than this for Rudd: he may have inherited the G20 from his predecessor, but it will now forever be linked to his name in Australian foreign policy.

This week we've had the world powers of the G20 and the UN General Assembly hitting the headlines. Except, only one of these two institutions is making any sense.

The lingering absurdity of the UN

This week we've had the world powers of the G20 and the UN General Assembly hitting the headlines. Except, only one of these two institutions is making any sense.

Over the weekend, Obama and the UN <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/25/iran-secret-underground-nuclear-plant">called Iran out</a> over a secret nuclear facility. Ahmedinejad <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113217386">came clean</a> and <a href="http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2009/09/26/iran_to_allow_un_inspectors_at_its_new_nuke_site/">invited</a> the <a href="http://www.iaea.org/">IAEA</a> over for a look. But the US <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/world/middleeast/27nuke.html?hp">wants to come too</a>. So Iran allayed everyone's fears by <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSLR4715320090927">firing off some missiles</a>. Will Obama respond with tougher sanctions?

Iran vs. the world

Over the weekend, Obama and the UN called Iran out over a secret nuclear facility. Ahmedinejad came clean and invited the IAEA over for a look. But the US wants to come too. So Iran allayed everyone's fears by firing off some missiles. Will Obama respond with tougher sanctions?

The ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya has returned and is in hiding, while the coup continues and the world's media misreports events. It's no wonder free elections are impossible.

Brazil puts the heat on Honduras

The ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya has returned and is in hiding, while the coup continues and the world's media misreports events. It's no wonder free elections are impossible.

<a href="http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-world/us-france-walk-out-during-ahmadinejads-un-speech-20090924-g3fs.html">The world has walked out</a> on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, after his hate-filled, anti-Semitic speech to the UN. In an exclusive interview, <em>Newsweek</em> grills the embattled leader over his continued Holocaust denial and nuclear ambitions.

Face-to-face with Ahmadinejad

The world has walked out on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, after his hate-filled, anti-Semitic speech to the UN. In an exclusive interview, Newsweek grills the embattled leader over his continued Holocaust denial and nuclear ambitions.

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