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Donors Voice Concerns Over Taliban Rule as UN Seeks Funds
September 13, 2021

Donors Voice Concerns Over Taliban Rule as UN Seeks Funds

By Jamey Keaten
Can donors help everyday Afghans without handing a public relations victory or cash to the Taliban?

New Zealand and the United Nations
August 12, 2021

New Zealand and the United Nations

By Geoffrey Miller
The latest climate change report was a reminder of the U.N.’s clout. How does Wellington engage the international body?
Examining Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security 
April 19, 2021

Examining Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security 

By Grant Wyeth
Women and girls often suffer the effects of conflict disproportionately to men. 

Politics Are Keeping the UN From Protecting Children
March 26, 2021

Politics Are Keeping the UN From Protecting Children

By Karin Landgren
International pressure was critical to ending the use of child soldiers in Nepal. The United Nations can’t let politics undermine its mission to do so elsewhere.

As Myanmar Crisis Grows, Dispute Breaks Out Over Country’s UN Seat
March 03, 2021

As Myanmar Crisis Grows, Dispute Breaks Out Over Country’s UN Seat

By Sebastian Strangio
The coup has given way to to a dispute over who should represent Myanmar at the United Nations.

The World Must Step Up to Save Afghanistan’s Children
November 18, 2020

The World Must Step Up to Save Afghanistan’s Children

By Chris Nyamandi
The world must commit to supporting Afghan children living amid continued conflict and violence.

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Set to Enter Into Force
November 05, 2020

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Set to Enter Into Force

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
On January 22, 2021 the TPNW will enter into force. But will it matter?
Afghanistan Needs Peace, But So Much More
October 07, 2020

Afghanistan Needs Peace, But So Much More

By John Aylieff
Real peace – the type that lasts – is about much more than the absence of guns and explosive devices. 

Fiji’s Bainimarama Makes Pacific Plea for Multilateralism
October 06, 2020

Fiji’s Bainimarama Makes Pacific Plea for Multilateralism

By Grant Wyeth
From COVID-19 to climate change, the most pressing global issues – and those of most concern to Pacific states – are best served by collective action.

What Did Central Asia’s Leaders Have to Say to the UN General Assembly?
September 24, 2020

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.

Indigenous Activists in Myanmar Clash With UN Over Proposed Park
August 19, 2020

Indigenous Activists in Myanmar Clash With UN Over Proposed Park

By Associated Press
The proposed park, intended for conservation, could displace residents of 225 villages and disrupt their largely agrarian lifestyle.
What Does India’s Election as a Non-Permanent Member of the UNSC Mean For Pakistan?
June 19, 2020

What Does India’s Election as a Non-Permanent Member of the UNSC Mean For Pakistan?

By Umair Jamal
Will Islamabad face consequences at the Security Council with India’s membership?

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