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As we approach the Summit of the Future in September, it is time to measure the distance between the United Nations’ vision and today’s reality. The UN is not on track to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change or …

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Some 90 countries, mostly from NATO and its allies as well as the global South, participated in the peace summit hosted by the Swiss government in an alpine resort recently. The gathering was based on President Volodymyr Zelensky’s 10-point peace …

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The Iraqi government is taking another step toward reducing international influence in its political affairs by requesting that the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (Unami) leave by the end of 2025. The UN peace operation was installed in 2003, …

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The veto power of the five permanent United Nations Security Council members is the bane of countless failed resolutions across decades. Now, Mozambique’s ambassador says such power should never be wielded in any dire humanitarian crisis. Pedro Comissário, who leads …

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In September, world leaders will gather in New York for the United Nations’ Summit of the Future, an event intended to revive a multilateral system built for a different era. While similar efforts are taking place in other international forums, …

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One of Japan’s foreign policy pillars is to secure world peace and stability, but with wars and diverse conflicts raging in almost all regions of the globe, Japan, known for its decades of pacifism since World War II, said the …

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“The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” SAN FRANCISCO — Our third and final episode of the podcast series “Act of Creation” is ready for your ears. It’s a fitting end to a great journey. …

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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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In an original video conversation in September for PassBlue, Stephen Schlesinger, right, the US historian who wrote a book about the founding of the United Nations 20 years ago, talks with Bob Rae, Canada’s envoy, about the relevance of the …

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IDLIB, Syria — In early October, a suicide drone ripped through a graduation ceremony at a military academy in Homs, Syria, killing and injuring dozens of civilians and cadets while delivering an equally devastating blow to the psyche of the …

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It is no secret that United Nations mediation is in a state of decline. The UN is no longer in the lead role in conflict countries where the secretary-general and his representatives or special envoys are mandated to provide mediation …

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In April 2021, Islamic State jihadists overran the Mozambican town of Palma, killing dozens of people and forcing a standoff between insurgents and hundreds of civilians holed up at the Amarula Hotel. The vicious insurgency that started in 2017 had …

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Our latest episode of “Act of Creation” takes listeners deep into conversation with Stephen Schlesinger, author of the book of the same name, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this September and chronicles the birth of the United Nations through the …

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[…] South Africa’s public service. But in piloting her country’s confusing foreign policy over Russia’s full-throttle invasion of Ukraine, Pandor may be hurting her legacy and her country’s global standing. As a member of the ruling African National …

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Pascale Baeriswyl, Switzerland’s permanent representative to the United Nations, told PassBlue that the country’s historic neutrality does not stop it from speaking out against violations of international law. Switzerland has been a UN member state since 2002, and it became …

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