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The phrase “gender apartheid” is used in a new United Nations report describing the continuing grave violations of the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan. The goal of using the term, the experts who wrote the report say, is …

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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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Thankfully, many women judges have escaped Afghanistan with the help of the International Association of Women Judges and other organizations and governments. Sixty-eight women judges still desperately need sanctuary. I am deeply concerned for the safety of women who, like …

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — On Mother’s Day weekend in the United States, families across Buffalo were commemorating a mass shooting of exactly one year ago. Occurring at the only supermarket in the city’s Masten District, the massacre killed 10 people and …

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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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The United Nations is likely to reappoint the head of its Office of Counterterrorism, who has been leading the entity since its inception in 2017. In one of his first actions as the new secretary-general, António Guterres named Vladimir Voronkov …

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When Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine began, Natalia Karbowska sprang into action. She has since been working in overdrive to provide funding and humanitarian assistance to thousands of Ukrainian women whose lives have been destroyed by the Russian invasion, even …

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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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Nationwide protests convulsing Iran triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody last September have tapered off, but as the women-led uprising recedes from the streets, a new spectacle is dominating slowly. It is unnerving the authorities once …

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Nearly a quarter of women and girls cannot escape unwanted sex. Eleven percent are unable to make decisions on contraception. The recent report from the United Nations Population Fund is the latest source of grim statistics on women’s rights. It …

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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 …

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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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This week, for World Press Freedom Day, the UN spotlighted the growing dangers — including murder — journalists face worldwide. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN …

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This week, the crises around the world hit a new tipping point. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN press briefings, PassBlue reporting and other sources. This …

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This week, the United Nations restated it commitment to remain in Afghanistan despite reports to the contrary. 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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