October 31, 2019
Rival Camps Clash Over Xinjiang at UN Committee Session
By Shannon Tiezzi
Once again, the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is the site of dueling narratives on the Xinjiang crackdown.
November 30, 2018
Human Security Central in New Effort to Save the Aral Sea
By Colleen Wood
The United Nations has established a new Multi-Partner Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region.
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.
October 24, 2018
Why China and Russia are Keen for the Korean War to Officially End
By Michael Bosack
It is no secret that both China and Russia would prefer greater control over circumstances involving the Korean Peninsula.
September 14, 2018
Taiwan Can Help the UN Achieve Its Goals
By Jaushieh Joseph Wu
The United Nations should stand up to external pressures and open its doors to Taiwan.
August 04, 2018
A Requiem for Cambodian Elections
By Will Brehm
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen scored a resounding electoral victory, who is really to blame for such an outlandish result?
July 06, 2018
Detailing an Arbitrary Detention in Tajikistan
By Catherine Putz
The details of Dushanbe’s human rights violations tell the story of a state afraid of its own people but not of international law.
January 15, 2018
Notes From Kazakhstan’s Mission to the UN
By Anuar Ayazbekov
Kazakhstan is positioning itself at the heart of global diplomacy.
December 06, 2017
Top UN Official to Visit North Korea
By Ankit Panda
The UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs will visit North Korea in a rare visit.
December 04, 2017
In Afghanistan, a Struggle to Leave No Woman or Child Behind
By Tadamichi Yamamoto
Gender-based violence is pervasive in Afghanistan, but activists see a change in the wind.
November 14, 2017
Uzbekistan Aims to Move Regional Cooperation From Talking Points to Reality
By Catherine Putz
Uzbekistan wants to breathe life into regional cooperation with the help of the UN and EU.
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.