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Uyghurs Have No Faith in Michelle Bachelet’s UN Visit to China 
May 11, 2022

Uyghurs Have No Faith in Michelle Bachelet’s UN Visit to China 

By Omer Kanat
The United Nations, an organization established in the aftermath of one genocide, has yet to impose any consequences, or even to officially condemn, China’s genocide against the Uyghur people.

Little Blue Helmets in Kazakhstan 
January 19, 2022

Little Blue Helmets in Kazakhstan 

By Matt Cavanaugh and Jahara Matisek
A blue line was crossed; the international community must respond.
UN Seeks $5 Billion to Aid Millions of Afghans as Country Struggles
January 13, 2022

UN Seeks $5 Billion to Aid Millions of Afghans as Country Struggles

By Edith M. Lederer
The U.N. said the appeal will be followed by a pledging conference in mid-March, but a number of nations already announced new funding.

Should the Taliban Be Given Afghanistan’s UN Seat?
November 02, 2021

Should the Taliban Be Given Afghanistan’s UN Seat?

By Mohammad Qadam Shah and Mohammad Bashir Mobasher
The question of recognizing the Taliban is a test of the integrity of international law.

Mongolia Celebrates 60 Years in the United Nations
November 01, 2021

Mongolia Celebrates 60 Years in the United Nations

By Bolor Lkhaajav
Mongolia’s engagement with the U.N. is a microcosm of its foreign policy post-independence.

Dancing to Different Tunes: Cambodia’s False Peace
October 20, 2021

Dancing to Different Tunes: Cambodia’s False Peace

By Luke Hunt
The Paris Peace Agreements did not end the war in Cambodia.

The Hypocrisy of President Duterte’s UN Speech
September 29, 2021

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.
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.

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