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A protester against China’s harsh repression of Muslim Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, or what people there prefer to call East Turkestan, whose unofficial flag is above. The diaspora community of Uyghurs in the United States works …

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[…] version. Nevertheless, a legally nonbinding resolution calling for an “immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce” was approved by 121 votes in the General Assembly on Oct. 27. Iraq changed its vote in favor after the initial count. Experts …

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Welcome to This Week @UN, where we summarize the most important news emanating from the organization as well as promote our own articles that you may have missed, focusing on Haiti, Armenia/Azerbaijan, Cambodia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, among …

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“I became a diplomat by accident,” Cambodia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Sophea Eat, said. Yet her rise in the world of diplomacy is also a story of survival, hard work and resilience. Eat, 58, sat down with PassBlue at …

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Welcome to This Week @UN, where we summarize the most important news coming out of the organization. This week, world leaders descended on New York City for the opening debate of the 78th session of the General Assembly. It attracted …

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‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’: Financing the SDGs —  The poor progress of the Sustainable Development Goals continued to be a common theme through the middle of the General Assembly high-level week. On Wednesday, heads of state, ministers …

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Fatima Gailani, a pre-eminent Afghan woman activist, believes that engagement with Taliban is essential, but that doesn’t imply recognition. She says: “In my religion, in my national interest, …

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The United States and 90 other countries took a formal stand against weaponizing food in conflicts last week, while more than half — 102 United Nations member states — declined to sign the communiqué pledging to condemn the use of …

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As the sun rises over the picturesque landscape of Kashmir, it’s easy to believe that all is well in the region. But beneath the scenic beauty is a harsh and unsettling reality — composed of a military occupation, oppression of …

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The United Nations Office of Counterterrorism says it is growing its offices overseas to become more efficient, but some civil society experts who follow the UN’s counterterrorism work closely remain skeptical. They contend that the new centers expand a somewhat-secretive …

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Russia, Türkiye and Qatar may be ready to discuss a draft agreement to export Russian agricultural products to countries most vulnerable to the threat of famine, according to a tripartite document allegedly being considered by the governments. The deal, which …

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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, PassBlue …

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This week, the UN tries to get food and other essentials to Sudanese people as the two generals keep up the chaos. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from …

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A short video obtained by PassBlue reveals a United Nations staff member telling a meeting of a regional UN commission about successful efforts to hire two South Korean men for jobs in the entity by seeming to pressure Secretary-General António …

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The grave rights violations allegedly being committed against children by Russian troops in Ukraine in the last year merits listing in the upcoming annual report on children and armed conflict by the United Nations secretary-general, says a new study by …

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