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The United Nations-led meeting in Doha with the Taliban next week offers another opportunity for Afghanistan and all opposing sides in the country to come together to end the war. Any achievement, however, depends on whether all factions, including women …

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BUGHENDERA, Uganda — In this East African country, many young women’s dreams of earning a university degree and pursuing a career are being shattered because they can’t access the contraceptives they need to avoid getting pregnant before they are ready …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Remember Nikki Haley?; Summit of the Future; South Africa’s genocide case; interviewing the General Assembly president. Plus: Somalia, Cabo Verde, Yemen and Gaza. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn • As a nonprofit media site, PassBlue relies on …

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In the Taliban’s Afghanistan, it’s not uncommon for three women to share a hospital bed. Nor is it rare for premature babies to share incubators. This occurs in the most developed city, the capital of Kabul, and all over the …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: The endless hell in Gaza; the first woman specialist on torture; UN gossip; Ukraine seeks friends in the Mideast and Africa. Plus: Mali, Myanmar, Guyana/Venezuela and the word “genocide.” Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Please let us know …

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[…] Edwards, the first woman special rapporteur on torture for the United Nations, inspecting prison cells for compliance with international standards during an official visit to Chile, October 2023. In her first year in the post, Edwards, an …

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YEREVAN, Armenia — Since Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan came to office in 2018 on the heels of a democratic revolution in which he played a central role, his administration has faced numerous security and political crises. The protracted conflict …

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A new independent analysis of how the United Nations should deal with the wide-ranging challenges plaguing Afghanistan is likely to be debated privately in the Security Council on Nov. 28. Although the Taliban are unequivocal in their contempt for human …

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After 40 days of war in Gaza, the United Nations Security Council finally passed a binding resolution calling for immediate humanitarian pauses and corridors to enable essential help to reach civilians, especially children, in the besieged Palestinian enclave. But some …

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Welcome to This Week @UN, where we summarize the most important news coming from the organization while promoting our own articles that you may have missed in the last seven days. Thirty-three days into the Israel-Hamas war, 11,078 deaths have been …

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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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Every year, women’s equal roles in peace talks are highlighted in October at the United Nations. This time, the women, peace and security agenda, as it’s known, got attention outside the UN, near the steps to its main entrance on …

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Representatives of United Nations agencies based in Azerbaijan, acting on instructions from that government, hopped into their four-wheel drives on Oct. 1 and proceeded from Baku, the capital, to Stepanakert/Khandendi, the capital of the Nagorno-Karabakh region known to Armenians as …

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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 in the last seven days. Since Saturday, Oct. 7, the murder spree by …

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