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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…
 
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…
 
Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane of Japan says his country’s new defense strategy of increasing its military might reflects the need to change the security architecture based on the current environment in East Asia. Yet Ishikane, who spoke to PassBlue on…
 
This week, we focus on the crises in Yemen and the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the United Nations intensifies peacekeeping and humanitarian remediation in the first weeks of 2023. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the…
 
Hayashi Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan at the UN Security Council
First, happy new year to all our readers! This is the first summary for 2023, and we are excited to bring you all the bits and intrigues from inside the United Nations. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing…
 
Fergal Mythen at the UN Security Council on Sept 7, 2022
In the summer of 2022, as I prepared to become Ireland’s Ambassador to the United Nations, I watched the Security Council from afar. I questioned if Russia’s aggression against Ukraine might sound a death knell for diplomacy at that…
 
A mother and her infant twin boys Baidoa, Somalia
This week, opinion seemed divided on the decision to expel Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from…
 
This week, the Taliban carried out their first execution, letting a man shoot the person who allegedly murdered his son. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from…
 
Sergiy Kyslytsya with binoculars the the UN
This week, we celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child amid various restrictions on and violations of girls’ rights globally.  You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered…
 
Fawzia Koofi
This week, we are excited about Cuba’s historic moment as it legalizes same-sex marriage and protects other vulnerable groups. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN…
 
Csaba Kőrösi, President of UNGA77 addresses the press on Sept 12, 2022
This week, we focus on the preparations of the annual United Nations General Assembly opening session with world leaders — “high-level week” — from Sept. 20-26 and other stories around the world. The speakers’ list is constantly revising, though…
 
Today marks a dark anniversary — one year since Kabul fell to the Taliban. As Ireland’s ambassador to the United Nations, I have always said I will judge the Taliban by their actions, not by their words. Their actions…
 
Photo of Martin Griffiths at UN Press Conference
This week, we focus on the deadly attacks against the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and assaults in Yemen, leading to deaths of children. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing…
 
Grain Deal signing ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey July 22, 2022
This week, we focus on the signing of the UN-Turkish led grain deal as well as the Nelson Mandela memorial event, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a big statement with their appearance and his speech. You…
 
Josep Borrell, on the screen
This week, our focus is on the failure of the decades-old women, peace and security agenda and Britain’s stalled plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the…
 
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