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Welcome to This Week @UN: Human rights in Africa; a woman UN boss; EU migration failure; Summit of the Future. Plus: Misinfo/disinfo; Gaza; West Bank; Mali; Afghanistan. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn • Our #1 story …

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The names topping an informal survey last spring on which woman should become the next leader of the United Nations for the five-year term starting in 2027 were not surprising. The top three in the PassBlue poll were Michelle Bachelet, …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Sudan’s UAE accusations; prostitution vs. sex work; Ukraine peace summit; top UN jobs. Plus: Small arms; Greece; HIV/AIDS; pollution; Gaza. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn • Summer fund-raising: Why do we …

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The Rapid Support Forces in Sudan used weapons, communications equipment, armored vehicles and intelligence supplied by the United Arab Emirates in their fight against the Sudanese Armed Forces, or SAF, in the civil war that began a year ago. It’s …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Small states financial reform; US presidential candidates; Cyprus unification? Plus: Gaza; drowning migrants; DPRK; children in war; FGM. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. We have begun fund-raising to boost our coverage …

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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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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda — An unusually blistering heat wave smothered this Caribbean island nation just as thousands of participants from across the globe — including 22 heads of state and government — attended the fourth United Nations conference …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: South Korea’s on cybersecurity; Summit of the Future. Plus: Mexico; OCHA; Lebanon; Myanmar; Security Council “elections”; Israel; Yemen. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. • Our most popular story this week: Sex …

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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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In the United Nations Charter, the very sentence that establishes the Security Council’s permanent-five veto power ends — surprisingly — in these nine words: “. . . a party to a dispute shall abstain from voting.” Let’s allow the phrase …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Accountability for Russian strikes in Syria; Q/A with Kuwait’s envoy; Iraq ousts the UN mission. Plus: Rafah; Libya; Rwanda; UN peacekeeping; Gaza pier. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. • Our top …

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As the humanitarian crisis and the hostage ordeal in Gaza worsens in the seven months of war, questions are being raised about accountability and compensation for the loss of life and damage suffered by the civilians caught up in both …

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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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Welcome to This Week @UN: Palestine’s triumph; UN’s political lapse in Gaza; Summit of the Future; more genocide in Gaza? Plus: The Caribbean; Guatemala; Sudan; UNRWA. • Today, the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to enhance the status of Palestine in …

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For more than a decade, Mohammad Ajjour helped Palestinian couples in Gaza facing infertility to achieve their dreams of parenthood. But in a single missile attack launched by an Israeli tank in December 2023, the Al Basma IVF center was …

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