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Christian Wenaweser, Ambassador of of Liechtenstein to the UN, Dominique Hasler, Liechtenstein Foreign Minister and Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg Foreign Minister

It Happened at the UN: Week Ending July 21

[…] the US ambassador-at-large for global criminal justice, attended the event but did not give remarks. Discussions on what shape the final tribunal will take are continuing. — DAWN CLANCY This AM at the UN – Packed house as member states gather to commemorate the 25th anniv of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the […]

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine enters the UN Security Council on Sept 20, 2023

Daily Report: Zelensky, Blinken and Lavrov Appear in the Security Council; Nigeria and Algeria

[…] on the contributions of regional, subregional and bilateral arrangements to the prevention and peaceful resolution of disputes.” He said: “I count on your participation in October.” — DAWN CLANCY  President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria pitched the idea of a Marshall Plan type of financial package for Africa to reach the SDGs by 2030, but Nigerian […]

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It Happened at the UN: Week Ending Sept. 15

[…] Ecowas, led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria, have threatened military force to oust the coup contingent and restore democracy in Niger. — DULCIE LEIMBACH Influence:  Dawn Clancy, a regular contributor to PassBlue, moderated a panel on Sept. 15, at the Church Center for the United Nations, on “Inclusive Global Governance for a Peaceful […]

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Trending UN News: Week Ending Nov. 11

[…] UN and related arenas, please give now. Your gifts matter dearly to us, just as our reporting on the world body matters to you. • PassBlue influence: Dawn Clancy, one of our regular reporters (the Tweet below, bottom right photo) sat down on Nov. 10 with young policymakers from across the globe attending Friedrich Ebert […]

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Trending UN News: Week Ending June 30

[…] the Eid holiday. Thursday, June 29 • At Long Last, the UN Votes to Create a System to Find the Fate of Missing Syrians in the War: Dawn Clancy reports on good news for Syrian civilians: The General Assembly adopted a resolution to create a mechanism to determine the fate of all the missing people […]

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James Cleverly, UK Secretary of State and Anthony Blinken, US Secretary of State at the UN on Feb 24, 2023

Trending UN News: Week Ending Feb. 24

[…] missing relatives who have been arbitrarily detained, forcibly disappeared or abducted during the Syrian armed conflict, a 12-year-old civil war that remains active, despite waning media attention. Dawn Clancy writes about the efforts of the coalition as the UN stalls. The story shot to #1 among our most-popular items this week. • Spokesperson’s briefing: Three […]

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The Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award was given to Capt. Cecilia Erzuah, 32, of Ghana,

Trending UN News: Week Ending May 26

[…] Tuesday, May 23 • The Divide Hardens on What a Special Court for the Crime of Aggression by Russia Should Look Like: Reporting from Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, Dawn Clancy describes the thorny, ongoing debate over the core group of countries supporting a special tribunal to try Russian top leaders for the crime of aggression in […]

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Trending UN News: Week Ending May 5

This week, for World Press Freedom Day, the UN spotlighted the growing dangers — including murder — journalists face worldwide. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN press briefings, PassBlue reporting and other sources. This week, we focus on the UN’s struggle to … Read more

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Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation

Trending UN News: Week Ending April 28

[…] Debate: At the Security Council debate, the topic of “effective multilateralism” through defense of the UN Charter was discussed, with Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, the chairperson. Dawn Clancy wrote about the intrigues of Russia’s monthly rotating presidency of the Council in April while it wages a territorial war in Ukraine. Relatedly, Maria Zakharova, Russia’s foreign […]

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Joseph Biden, President of the United States

Day 2, UN General Assembly’s Big Week: Russia’s War on Ukraine Dominates

[…] lead the charge “toward a freer and more just world.” “We are the authors of history,” he said in his closing remarks. “We can do this.” — DAWN CLANCY  President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine was the only leader to speak by pre-recorded video to the Assembly. He presented a “formula for peace” that “punishes crime, […]

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Vote at UN Security Council Ukraine Resolution

Trending UN News: Week Ending Feb. 25

[…] Africa’s Sahel region is in turmoil due to the hasty and ill-considered intervention in Libya a decade ago.” UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s remarks. — DULCIE LEIMBACH and DAWN CLANCY  • Stephen Schlesinger’s Sept. 14, 2020 essay for PassBlue on the “mysterious” relationship between President Putin and (former) President Trump trended upward significantly this week. The […]

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Trending UN News: Week Ending Jan. 20

[…] is a Swedish former top legal official for the UN experienced in handling war criminals. As the Russia-Ukraine war edges toward a full year, he told Passblue’s Dawn Clancy in several interviews how the UN could start a special tribunal to prosecute top Russian officials for the crime of aggression in Ukraine. The article follows […]

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