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Prospects for a world without nuclear weapons are becoming more severe. Divisions are growing not only between nuclear weapon States and non-nuclear weapon States but also among nuclear weapon States and among non-nuclear weapon States over how to pursue nuclear …

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One of Japan’s foreign policy pillars is to secure world peace and stability, but with wars and diverse conflicts raging in almost all regions of the globe, Japan, known for its decades of pacifism since World War II, said the …

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Russia is battling Ukraine with the help of deadly Iranian drones, or UAVs, the United States and some of its allies allege, contending that use of the weapons violates a Security Council resolution. But the United Nations itself — called …

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On the eve of the first anniversary of Russia’s full-scale brutal war in Ukraine, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution demanding that Russia “immediately, completely and unconditionally” withdraw its military forces from Ukraine; called for a “cessation in …

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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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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 Jan. …

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Beatrice Fihn, a 40-year-old Swede, grew up wanting to make a big difference in humanity, but she did not know how she could do that. First, she thought she would “stitch people up” after they suffered an accident or make …

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Kimihiro Ishikane, Japan’s permanent representative to the United Nations, expressed frustration with the Security Council’s lack of consensus on North Korea’s unabating missile tests. Ishikane is the monthly rotating president of the Council in January, and he conveyed his country’s …

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Early and often during his 2016 run for the presidency, Donald Trump vowed to pull Washington out of the Iran nuclear agreement the moment he arrived at the White House. The pact, brokered the year before by Barack Obama, working …

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It was UN day this week! Hurray!! We saw schoolchildren around the world celebrate the creation of the organization on Oct. 24, 1945, and we also took a cue from the message of the UN secretary-general. You are reading This …

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VIENNA — Margot Wallstrom, a former Swedish foreign minister, clinched her reputation in 2014 for boldly coining the concept of the world’s first “feminist foreign policy.” While having left active politics only five years later, in 2019, she remains firmly …

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VIENNA — Poland and Canada have circulated a draft resolution among members of the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency, criticizing Russia’s “violent actions against nuclear facilities in Ukraine, including the ongoing presence of Russian forces and …

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After three weeks of negotiations at the United Nations headquarters, the 191 states parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) failed to adopt a final document at the 10th review conference of the NPT, held from …

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VIENNA — The International Atomic Energy Agency expressed “grave concern” recently about the safety at Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant, in Zaporizhzhia, and said that the situation for the Ukrainian personnel working there was “unsustainable.” The plant was captured by …

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Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified military attack on Ukraine has not only undermined the basic norms and tenets of the international order based on the United Nations Charter but it has also provoked strategic recalculations of international relations in the rest …

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