Thailand’s New Government is Failing the LGBTQ Community
By Mookdapa Yangyuenpradorn
Despite vowing respect for human rights at the U.N. General Assembly, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has been largely silent on the issue of marriage equality.
Vietnam’s UN Abstention Casts Doubt on Its Commitment to Principle
By Huynh Tam Sang
By refraining from condemning Russia’s attempts to annex four regions of Ukraine, the country signaled its continued prioritization of national interests over moral principles.
What Philippine President Marcos Said in New York
By Mong Palatino
The president's six-day working trip offered some glimpses into the priorities of his administration.
The Hypocrisy of President Duterte’s UN Speech
By Mong Palatino
Duterte railed against the unjust procurement of COVID-19 vaccines by rich countries when his own government smuggled vaccines for his security team and other top officials.
What Vietnam’s President Sought to Achieve at the 76th UNGA
By Le Dinh Tinh
As a mid-level power that is deeply integrated into global supply chains, Vietnam has a strong interest in the future of global multilateralism.
Show Us Your Credentials: The Battle for Myanmar at the UN
By Patrick Phongsathorn
For the General Assembly to accord recognition to Myanmar's junta would effectively sanction armed seizures of power.
India Breathes Easy With a Maldivian Becoming UNGA President
By Sudha Ramachandran
India expects the coming year at the UNGA to be tension-free.
Maldives Foreign Minister Elected as UN Assembly President
By Edith M. Lederer
Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives pledged a focus on pandemic relief and climate change during his yearlong term as UNGA president.
What Did Central Asia’s Leaders Have to Say to the UN General Assembly?
By Catherine Putz
The five leaders foregrounded a range of issues, from the pressing challenge of COVID-19 to vague promises of political reform.
At UN, Xi Outlines China’s Vision for the World
By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi's address followed (and implicitly responded to) a typical broadside from U.S. President Donald Trump.
Nawaz Sharif Takes on India, Kashmir at the United Nations
By Hamzah Rifaat
Nawaz Sharif's speech before the General Assembly will be welcomed in Pakistan.
Modi Goes West: Taking Stock of the Indian Prime Minister's US Trip
By Rohan Joshi
How did Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to the United States go?