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Dulcie Leimbach

Dulcie Leimbach

Dulcie Leimbach is a co-founder, with Barbara Crossette, of PassBlue. For PassBlue and other publications, Leimbach has reported from New York and overseas from West Africa (Burkina Faso and Mali) and from Europe (Scotland, Sicily, Vienna, Budapest, Kyiv, Armenia, Iceland and The Hague). She has provided commentary on the UN for BBC World Radio, ARD German TV and Radio, NHK's English channel, Background Briefing with Ian Masters/KPFK Radio in Los Angeles and the Foreign Press Association.

Previously, she was an editor for the Coalition for the UN Convention Against Corruption; from 2008 to 2011, she was the publications director of the United Nations Association of the USA. Before UNA, Leimbach was an editor at The New York Times for more than 20 years, editing and writing for most sections of the paper, including the Magazine, Book Review and Op-Ed. She began her reporting career in small-town papers in San Diego, Calif., and Boulder, Colo., graduating to the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and then working at The Times. Leimbach has been a fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center's Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies as well as at Yaddo, the artists' colony in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; taught news reporting at Hofstra University; and guest-lectured at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the CUNY Journalism School. She graduated from the University of Colorado and has an M.F.A. in writing from Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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NICOSIA, Cyprus — The last chance for the long-divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus to reunite may be seized as the relatively new envoy for the United Nations coaxes the two sides in the 50-year dispute to let down their guard …

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The 75-year-old United Nations agency providing lifesaving and education services to Palestinian refugees in the Mideast needs a major overhaul of its management and governance practices to remain neutral in its operations and continue to attract the millions of dollars …

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Less than a week after the Rwandan genocide of 1994 was marked in a somber, candelit ceremony in the United Nations General Assembly Hall, the creation of an international day to commemorate a genocide that happened in Europe in 1995 …

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Michelle Bachelet, a two-time president of Chile and ex-UN high commissioner for human rights, is the winner of our informal survey on which woman should be the next United Nations secretary-general, starting in the five-year term on Jan. 1, 2027. …

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Thirty-seven days into one of the deadliest wars in the Mideast in recent history, the United Nations worldwide marked the loss of 101 of its own personnel killed in the Israel-Hamas fighting that began on Oct. 7, when the Palestinian …

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In an original video conversation in September for PassBlue, Stephen Schlesinger, right, the US historian who wrote a book about the founding of the United Nations 20 years ago, talks with Bob Rae, Canada’s envoy, about the relevance of the …

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Russia, to possibly divert global attention from its continuing atrocities and struggling military goals in Ukraine, while seizing a chance to act as a responsible world power, is trying to take a major role influencing how various United Nations bodies …

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The United Nations Secretariat has received requests from both the ousted government of Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum, who has been held hostage in Niger’s capital Niamey by the country’s military since it staged a coup d’état on July 26, 2023, …

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Russia’s refusal to extend the Black Sea grain deal, announced early Monday morning by the Kremlin, dominated the United Nations Security Council’s session on Ukraine in the afternoon. The news from Moscow rejecting the renewal of the initiative — signed …

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This week, the UN secretary-general castigates Russia for its murderous attacks on children in Ukraine; and countries move to save marine biodiversity in a new treaty. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. …

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This week, the UN secretary-general introduced his policy agendas on peace, AI and the “integrity” of digital platforms, while in the Security Council, Mali told the UN to withdraw its peacekeeping mission from the country immediately. You are reading This …

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This week, the UN’s humanitarian arm jumped in to help mitigate the disaster at Ukraine’s Kakhovka dam, while back in New York City, the UN secretary-general tweeted on June 7, as daylight darkened ominously: “At our @UN Headquarters in New …

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This week, people of African descent carry out a four-day permanent forum on all aspects of their human rights, while bicycles steal the spotlight on Friday. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. …

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This week, the UN boss told the world’s richest countries, meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, that the Security Council and the Bretton Woods financial system both need reforming. Were they listening? You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing …

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This week, the UN tries to get life-saving goods to yet another crisis: Burmese hit by Cyclone Mocha. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN press briefings, …

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