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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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Russia, to possibly divert global attention from its continuing atrocities and struggling military goals in Ukraine, while seizing a chance to act as a responsible world power, is trying to take a major role influencing how various United Nations bodies …

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Norberto Moretti, Brazil’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, says the BRICS political and economic bloc — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — is pushing to enhance international financial institutions while not necessarily creating an alternative world …

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Diplomacy can go only so far before it becomes complicity. In the United Nations Security Council, the line between the two has never been so thin. Fourteen members — Albania, Brazil, Britain, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Ghana, Japan, Malta, Mozambique, Switzerland, …

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“Ukraine Week” at the United Nations, marking the sad end of the first year of Russia’s illegal war, culminated in a resounding General Assembly vote against Russia’s recolonization — 141 countries demanded withdrawal versus Moscow and only six major recipients …

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KYIV — During its eight years of aggression against Ukraine, Russia has systematically pursued a policy of eradicating Ukrainian identity among children in the occupied territories. Deportation, separation from parents, transfer to Russian families, imposition of citizenship, Russification and militarization …

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As Volker Turk, the new United Nations high commissioner for human rights, is in his second month in office, it’s a good moment to take stock of his early moves. Turk’s predecessors have all upheld the dominant UN discourse on …

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This week, we focus on climate commitments made at the just-concluded COP27 as well as the UN Environment Program honoring activists. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from …

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Navi Pillay, who leads the United Nations Human Rights Council’s commission of inquiry on Palestine and Israel, has written to the president of the General Assembly about a “matter of significant concern” involving the Israeli ambassador at a public meeting …

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Leaders of major democracies are intensifying their denunciations of the Iranian government for its continued brutal crackdown on the protests in the country, which are moving into their third month as Iran has issued four death sentences so far linked …

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LAGOS — The United Nations is ignoring repeated calls for help in resolving a resource war between largely Christian farmers and mainly Muslim herders in Kaduna, a state in northwest Nigeria. The conflict has been smoldering since 2011 and now, …

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“The United Nations is dead,” said the Catholic Herald in 1947, two years after the UN was founded. Reports of its demise are perennial, but they seem to have reached a crescendo this year, with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine considered …

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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 from …

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It was billed as a grand ceremony staged by the United Nations Association of Germany to award its biennial Otto Hahn Peace Medal to Navi Pillay, marking her decades of groundbreaking work in human rights and international criminal law, including …

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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 are …

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