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Myanmar’s ‘Genocidal Acts’ Demand UN Action
October 26, 2018

Myanmar’s ‘Genocidal Acts’ Demand UN Action

By John Sifton
The UN was founded 73 years ago in large part to address mass atrocities like those committed against the Rohingya.

South Korean President Moots UN Security Council Sanctions Relief for North Korea
October 16, 2018

South Korean President Moots UN Security Council Sanctions Relief for North Korea

By Ankit Panda
The South Korean president makes clear that sanctions relief should be considered to encourage North Korea's denuclearization.
Indonesia’s Chance to Advocate Maritime Security Issues on the Security Council
June 13, 2018

Indonesia’s Chance to Advocate Maritime Security Issues on the Security Council

By Pandu Utama Manggala
Indonesia has won a seat at the UN’s top body. Time to make good use of this chance to advance maritime security.

Central Asian States Step Up Afghan Diplomacy
January 23, 2018

Central Asian States Step Up Afghan Diplomacy

By Catherine Putz
Led by Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Central Asia is taking a more active role in engaging with Afghanistan.

UN’s Futile Effort to Engage Myanmar on the Rohingya Crisis
November 09, 2017

UN’s Futile Effort to Engage Myanmar on the Rohingya Crisis

By Lau Seng Yap
The United Nations Security Council decides to increase pressure on Myanmar, but it won’t have much of an impact.

On Asia: An Interview With UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
November 08, 2017

On Asia: An Interview With UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

By Maurits Elen
Unity in the UN Security Council is key to solving Korean crisis, says Guterres ahead of ASEAN Summit.

The Inherent Dangers of the US Proposal to Legalize Interdiction of North Korean Ships
September 12, 2017

The Inherent Dangers of the US Proposal to Legalize Interdiction of North Korean Ships

By Mark J. Valencia
Why do Washington's attempts to push for interdiction make other countries uneasy?
UN Security Council Adopts New Sanctions After North Korea's Sixth Nuclear Test
September 12, 2017

UN Security Council Adopts New Sanctions After North Korea's Sixth Nuclear Test

By Ankit Panda
The new sanctions encompass a cap on fuel exports to the rogue state.

Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
June 24, 2017

Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?

By Catherine Putz
The story continues to develop with denials, open doors, and the tangled web of international diplomacy.

UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
June 08, 2017

UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour

By Catherine Putz
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is making the full five-state tour.

Why Rex Tillerson Must Bring Up Human Rights on His First Asia Trip
March 13, 2017

Why Rex Tillerson Must Bring Up Human Rights on His First Asia Trip

By John Sifton
As Rex Tillerson prepares to head to China, Japan, and South Korea on his first major trip, he can't forget about human rights.
UN Again Takes Up North Korea's Human Rights Abuses
December 14, 2016

UN Again Takes Up North Korea's Human Rights Abuses

By Cholpon Orozobekova
North Korea's human rights situation is highlighted at the UN Security Council and in a recent UN report.

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