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NICOSIA, Cyprus — The last chance for the long-divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus to reunite may be seized as the relatively new envoy for the United Nations coaxes the two sides in the 50-year dispute to let down their guard …

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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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MONROVIA, Liberia — African soldiers often serve on the dangerous frontlines of international attempts to end conflicts, and the planned deployment soon of approximately 1,000 Kenyan police officers to Haiti is no exception. Though the use of the Kenyan-led multinational …

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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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For nearly 26 years, Dr. Denis Mukwege, a politically outspoken gynecologist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been running a renowned hospital in a turbulent war zone over mineral resources in the country’s east to heal thousands of …

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With the death of Yevgeny Prgozhin, the leader of the brutal Wagner Group, Russia seems determined to allow the mercenaries to operate in Africa, particularly in Mali and the Central African Republic. Murders, theft of resources and rape characterize the …

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The coup in Niger in late July sent shockwaves in West Africa and far beyond. Besides enormous consequences from the crisis in the region, it could also have a “negative impact” on the current withdrawal of the UN peacekeeping mission …

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As the United Nations Security Council plans to vote this week on the future of Minusma, its peacekeeping mission in Mali, the military officers in charge in Bamako will have their eyes on developments in Moscow, Minsk and the front …

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LONDON — One of the most powerful positions in the United Nations is the head of its peacekeeping wing. The post of under secretary-general oversees 100,000 peacekeepers and administers an annual budget of $6.5 billion, nearly double what the UN …

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In a follow-up to our recent analysis on the status of gender parity among United Nations senior-level appointments, which found that almost half of them replaced a woman with a man, we look now at the senior leadership of field …

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Last year was tough for United Nations peacekeeping operations, especially in Africa. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, local people demonstrated angrily against the perceived inability of peacekeepers to protect civilians in the east of the country. In Mali, …

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LAGOS — A little more than 11 years after a jihadist and Tuareg separatist alliance stormed northern Mali and wrested control of the main cities of Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal from the Malian state, the two sides are set to …

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This week, we focus on UN reform (no joke!); visits by the UN peacekeeping boss to Lebanon, Syria and Israel; and glimmers of hope for Iraq. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. …

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This week, we focus on the worsening violence in Haiti and a major firing of a UN official for corruption. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN …

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The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali is considering three distinct choices for its future operations, according to a new internal review. The analysis has been brought about by the mission’s “overstretched” status stemming from increased political and security challenges, …

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