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As the United Nations marks the second year of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine this week, big-power politics are still blocking the creation of an international special tribunal to prosecute the crime of aggression by Russia’s top leaders for their …

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Britain has cut its international aid several times since 2020 and, by the government’s own admission, the well-being of women around the world has been substantially impacted. The 2021 cut to UNFPA, the UN Population Fund, is a prime example. If …

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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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Welcome to This Week @ UN: UN-Afghan talks; Gaza aid runs low; Rafah on edge. Plus: Wild animals; Lebanon; Venezuela; Navalny. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. We dare you to try our new quiz, on the …

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The catastrophe in Rafah has begun. In the 131 terrible days since the horrible Hamas attack on Oct. 7, 2023, we have watched 1.8 million Palestinian civilians pushed from the north of Gaza to the south and even further south …

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The leader of the United Nations’ primary relief agency in Gaza says that its humanitarian aid operations will face serious shortfalls by mid-March if the 17 countries that paused funding do not reverse course in the coming weeks. In an …

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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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Welcome to This Week @UN: Unrwa allegations; the new Pact for the Future. Plus: Senegal; Haiti; Gaza; FGM. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.  Our thanks to everyone who has donated to PassBlue, a nonprofit media site, …

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The zero draft of the Pact for the Future — the agreement to seal September’s much-anticipated Summit of the Future — was introduced recently by the co-facilitators, Namibia and Germany, to fellow members at the United Nations. The draft is …

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The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) announced on January 26 that it had terminated the contracts of several employees pending an investigation into Israeli allegations that they had been involved in Hamas’s October 7 attacks in Israel. The move …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: The World Court’s pronouncement on Gaza; spring-boarding Africa’s tech startups; Armenia grapples with Azerbaijan; Guyana’s in the hot seat. Plus: Gaza; Myanmar; Ukraine. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Our most-read story …

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The United Nations Security Council’s continuing failure to agree on a ceasefire in Gaza is troubling many members, including Guyana, which assumes the rotating presidency of the Council on Feb. 1. Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Guyana’s permanent representative to the UN, told …

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YEREVAN, GORIS and MEGHRI, Armenia — On Sept. 19, 2023, Narine Mirzoyan had just finished classes at the secondary school where she taught Armenian language and history. “I came home and was changing my clothes,” she said. “It was around …

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LAGOS, Nigeria — Venture capital funding is shrinking globally, but experts are optimistic that a new $1 billion investment fund created by the United Nations Development Program for the tech ecosystem in Africa could protect startups there from declining investments. …

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In a speech on Dec. 4, 1997, commemorating the International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People, Nelson Mandela celebrated the end of apartheid in South Africa and assured his audience that he and his fellow South Africans “know too …

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