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The Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect has released its first issue of a bimonthly digest, the R2P Monitor, reporting on populations in countries that could be at risk to mass-atrocity crimes. The mission of the center, part…
 
Even before unforeseen events like natural disasters or outbreaks of new conflicts occur this year, as they always do, 2012 will be full of important political news, with elections not only in the United States but also around the…
 
American officials now rank Iranian threats to close the Strait of Hormuz as dangerous to American interests — or even more so in the short term — than Iran’s nuclear program. Where is this place, and why has it…
 
Fatou Bensouda has been named the new prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, nominated by consensus by the Assembly of States Parties, which manages the court. She begins her nine-year term on June 16, 2012. Bensouda replaces Luis Moreno-Ocampo,…
 
As violence continues unabated in Syria despite tough economic and travel sanctions from such big players as the Arab League, the European Union, Turkey and the United States, the head of the UN’s high commissioner for human rights has…
 
Jan Kubis, a 59-year-old former Slovakian foreign minister, has been named the UN’s new special representative to Afghanistan in an appointment announced Nov. 23 by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Kubis replaces Staffan de Mistura, an Italian-Swedish diplomat whose term began…
 
It appears that the Palestinians’ request to become a full-fledged member of the United Nations by applying to the Security Council this fall has hit major stumbling blocks. As reported by Evelyn Leopold in a Huffington Post blog, the…
 
A fact sheet about the New Start treaty of strategic arms between the United States and Russia was released recently by the US State Department as part of the pact’s requirements of data exchange. New Start was ratified in…
 
The International Criminal Court has released the names of four candidates short-listed for the December 2011 election of the chief prosecutor to replace Luis Moreno-Ocampo, an Argentine whose nonrenewable term is expiring in June 2012. The court is the…
 
Children in refugee camps receive basics – food, shelter, clothes, medicine – but education remains impossibly elusive once they hit secondary school, while primary school quality can be questionable. Sales of a new book aim to both finance libraries…
 
Martin Kobler, from Germany, arrived in Baghdad recently to take over as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s special representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (Unami). Much of his work is likely to center on stabilization and development…
 
Farid Zarif of Afghanistan has been appointed the secretary-general’s special representative for Kosovo. He succeeds Lamberto Zannier of Italy, who led the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (Unmik) until June. Zarif held a number of diplomatic posts in…
 
The Security Council extended the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, known as Minustah, for another year, to Oct. 15, 2012, and agreed to reduce the number of troops there by 2,500 in a unanimously adopted resolution….
 
Aisa Kirabo Kacyira of Rwanda has been named deputy executive director and assistant secretary-general for UN Habitat, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya. She succeeds Inga Björk-Klevby, a Swede who was appointed by Kofi Annan, secretary-general at the time….
 
Hervé Ladsous, a French diplomat who is the new under secretary-general for United Nations peacekeeping operations, said on Thursday that though he had “no predetermined grand vision” for the agency, he would focus on cutting back on the UN’s…
 
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