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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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In the Taliban’s Afghanistan, it’s not uncommon for three women to share a hospital bed. Nor is it rare for premature babies to share incubators. This occurs in the most developed city, the capital of Kabul, and all over the …

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Welcome to This Week @UN, where we summarize the most important news coming from the organization while promoting our own articles that you may have missed in the last seven days. This week, we cover events in the Mideast, with an …

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A new independent analysis of how the United Nations should deal with the wide-ranging challenges plaguing Afghanistan is likely to be debated privately in the Security Council on Nov. 28. Although the Taliban are unequivocal in their contempt for human …

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Welcome to This Week @UN, where we summarize the most important news coming from the organization while promoting our own articles that you may have missed in the last seven days. Thirty-three days into the Israel-Hamas war, 11,078 deaths have been …

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Welcome to This Week @UN, where we summarize the most important news emanating from the organization as well as promote our own articles that you may have missed in the last seven days. The agonizing toll on civilians caught in the …

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Welcome to This Week @UN, where we summarize the most important news coming out of the organization as well as promote our own articles, focusing on Armenia and Azerbaijan, the tail end of the UN General Assembly’s big week, Russia’s human …

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As we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, on Aug. 26, Afghanistan sits in stark contrast to much progress elsewhere in the world. It’s clear that the country is going backward and that the prospects for equality for Afghan women and girls …

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Fatima Gailani, a pre-eminent Afghan woman activist, believes that engagement with Taliban is essential, but that doesn’t imply recognition. She says: “In my religion, in my national interest, …

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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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The world needs the United Arab Emirates’ oil moguls to get involved in striving for “peace and security,” in a globe where climate change is creating conflict flash points, said Mira Al Hussein, a fellow at the University of Edinburgh, …

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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, PassBlue …

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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 from …

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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 press …

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