October 12, 2022
Vietnam Wins Seat on UN Human Rights Council
By Sebastian Strangio
That such a rights-abusing state could win election to the body speaks to structural problems in the current international human rights regime.
September 06, 2022
Aung San Suu Kyi Meeting a Precondition of Next Myanmar Trip, UN Envoy Says
By Sebastian Strangio
Heyzer's inaugural visit to the country last month was criticized for lending legitimacy to the military administration.
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.
January 19, 2022
Little Blue Helmets in Kazakhstan
By Matt Cavanaugh and Jahara Matisek
A blue line was crossed; the international community must respond.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.