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Four months before the COP29 conference in Azerbaijan, rights organizations have joined international officials calling for the respect of human and environmental rights defenders and journalists in the fossil fuel-producing country and those traveling to the annual gathering to be …

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With almost 80 years of experience in convening and convincing countries worldwide to advance women’s rights, the Commission on the Status of Women desperately needs a makeover. Paula Naváez Ojeda, president of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Human rights in Africa; a woman UN boss; EU migration failure; Summit of the Future. Plus: Misinfo/disinfo; Gaza; West Bank; Mali; Afghanistan. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn • Our #1 story …

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African and Asia-Pacific countries are increasingly opposed to resolutions on human rights issues on the African continent, according to findings by two nongovernmental organizations. Resolutions addressing human rights in African countries are becoming more contentious at the United Nations Human …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Sudan’s UAE accusations; prostitution vs. sex work; Ukraine peace summit; top UN jobs. Plus: Small arms; Greece; HIV/AIDS; pollution; Gaza. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn • Summer fund-raising: Why do we …

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Prostitution is directly linked to patriarchy and its abuse of power and male sexual demand, says a new report. To be presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council on June 21, “Prostitution and Violence Against Women and Girls” provides …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Peacekeeping; P5 veto; decriminalizing sex work. Plus: Cyprus; Gaza; unemployment; Iran; Iraq; Trump. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. • Our #1 story this week: Not So Fast: Is the P5 Veto …

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Dr. Feroze Sidhwa is a 42-year-old critical care and trauma surgeon based at San Joaquin General Hospital, a level-two trauma center, in San Joaquin County, California. He arrived in southern Gaza in March, carrying thousands of rolls of paper tape, …

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This year’s meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna marked a significant shift in policy when it agreed to focus on drug use as a public health issue that required an approach of harm reduction. This …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Accountability for Russian strikes in Syria; Q/A with Kuwait’s envoy; Iraq ousts the UN mission. Plus: Rafah; Libya; Rwanda; UN peacekeeping; Gaza pier. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. • Our top …

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On the afternoon of May 5, 2019, a young Syrian man was accompanying his older brother to Kafr Nabl Surgical Hospital, in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. The older brother had a weak heart and needed a pacemaker; he …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Mozambique stands up to P5; Haiti needs Kenya; UK’s UN dominance; Sudan. Plus: USA/Gaza; US student protests; Cyprus; UN KIA. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Subscribe to PassBlue. Donate to PassBlue. …

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It’s no secret that gang violence and political instability are threatening the last vestiges of normalcy in many parts of Haiti and feeding a security and humanitarian crisis. Now, Finance Minister Michel Patrick Boisvert, sworn in on April 25 as …

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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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CAIRO, Egypt — Hundreds of Egyptians are pressuring their government to let them form an international civilian convoy to escort lifesaving humanitarian aid into Gaza after six months of deprivation has pushed many to the brink of starvation if not …

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