Our Story: Independent Coverage of the United Nations
PassBlue is an independent, women-led publication offering in-depth journalism on the US-UN relationship as well as women’s issues, human rights, peacekeeping and other urgent global matters, reported from our base in the UN press corps. Founded in 2011, PassBlue is a project of the New School’s Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs and not tied financially or otherwise to the UN; previously, it was housed at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. PassBlue is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News.
In 2019, PassBlue launched its podcast, UN-Scripted, providing insider coverage of the UN, going beyond the tact and diplomacy to the real action. Hailed by Esquire UK as one of the best podcasts of the year in 2019, UN-Scripted can be found on all podcast platforms, including Apple and Soundcloud.
MISSION: PassBlue’s overall mission is to educate the American and wider public on the fundamental role of the US to the UN and how the UN works — its successes and failures — through high-quality reporting by writers throughout the world. We are one of the few English-language media sites dedicated to providing broad coverage, analysis and investigations on the UN.
PRAISE FOR PASSBLUE:
• Melanne Verveer, a US ambassador at large for global women’s issues under President Obama and executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, said: “PassBlue provides essential coverage of the US-UN relationship, with a strong focus on women’s issues. Their timely reporting is an important resource for anyone working in global affairs.”
• A South American senior diplomat called PassBlue an “insightful niche publication” covering topics on the UN that mainstream media overlook.
•A professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs said of PassBlue: “I find this material so valuable in my work (teaching and writing about gender and development for undergrads and graduate students). I’ve recommended that my students all sign up. This is unique coverage that is available nowhere else.”
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