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Welcome to This Week @UN: Japan’s no-nukes effort; Palestine statehood; Haiti’s survival; UNRWA cash. Plus: Famine in Gaza; forced labor; AI; a “shitshow.” Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. We are pausing the weekly summary on March …

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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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The Syrian conflict, now nearing its 13th year, has left the country in ruins. Despite waning international attention, it stands as the largest displacement crisis globally, with over 12 million Syrians that have been forcibly displaced throughout the region. The …

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As the threat of aggression haunts formerly occupied Baltic states that share a border with Russia and the war in Ukraine grinds toward its grim two-year anniversary, one country is trying to increase its influence at the United Nations by …

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YEREVAN, Armenia — Since Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan came to office in 2018 on the heels of a democratic revolution in which he played a central role, his administration has faced numerous security and political crises. The protracted conflict …

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Thirty-seven days into one of the deadliest wars in the Mideast in recent history, the United Nations worldwide marked the loss of 101 of its own personnel killed in the Israel-Hamas fighting that began on Oct. 7, when the Palestinian …

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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 …

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This week, the UN secretary-general introduced his policy agendas on peace, AI and the “integrity” of digital platforms, while in the Security Council, Mali told the UN to withdraw its peacekeeping mission from the country immediately. You are reading This …

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The United States is working hard to get back on the world stage after four years of the Trump administration’s shunning of multilateral organizations — starting with the United Nations itself. Now the UN’s International Organization for Migration is being …

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You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the organization. The information is gathered from UN press briefings, PassBlue reporting and other sources. This week, we look at the humanitarian crises in Ukraine and another peacekeeping …

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António Guterres, the United Nations secretary-general, told the Security Council recently that he was “very concerned” about “unilateral initiatives” by the new Israeli government, noting that “the rule of law is at the heart of achieving a comprehensive peace” and …

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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 UN …

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There’s a new sheriff in town! This week, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed a new man to lead the Department of Peace Operations as the police adviser. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most pressing issues before the …

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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 press …

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Food prices may still be soaring in crisis-prone countries, but Germany is poised to slash its 2023 contribution to global humanitarian and crisis prevention by nearly $400 million. According to data compiled by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization …

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