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  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, Middle East, North America

Africa Regional Media Hub | Remarks at the UN General Assembly Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect

South Sudan – from which the Security Council returned from a trip just this morning – also presents a searing picture WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America — Thank you, Assistant Secretary-General Šimonović, for your leadership on this critical issue. At the United Nations we enshrine R2P in resolutions and give it pride of place [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Europe

Speech: “Part of our Responsibility to Protect lies in ensuring that those who seek to harm civilians know that impunity is not an option.”

MIL OSI United Kingdom - Source: United Kingdom – Executive Government & Departments on the hour Headline: Speech: “Part of our Responsibility to Protect lies in ensuring that those who seek to harm civilians know that impunity is not an option.” Thank you very much Mr. President, and thank you to the Secretary-General for his report [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Europe

United Kingdom : “Part of our Responsibility to Protect lies in ensuring that those who seek to harm civilians know that impunity is not an option.”

Thank you very much Mr. President, and thank you to the Secretary-General for his report on the Responsibility to Protect. Its very strong focus on the challenges of implementing that doctrine are especially welcome, and I would like to reaffirm at the outset the United Kingdoms commitment to implementing the R2P doctrine, and I would [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

Western military intervention saved lives in Bosnia. It can work in Syria, too.

Muhamed Sacirbey was the first ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations and is a former Bosnian foreign minister. In 1995, he accompanied the Bosnian delegation to the Balkan peace negotiations in Dayton, Ohio, which brought a political settlement to the conflict in Bosnia. Syria’s largest city is on the brink of starvation. [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, Middle East

Top Picks: Mass atrocities, makeshift refineries, and migrant children

Welcome to IRIN’s weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Six to read: Scorched earth and charred lives in Syria As the US-led coalition and Russia target so-called Islamic State’s oil refineries to dent the group’s finances, thousands of makeshift facilities [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Who’s afraid of refugees?

Jammu, Sept. 10 — Viet Thanh Nguyen is an American writer and author of the bestselling novel, The Sympathizer. He came to America with his family in the summer of 1975 after a long and arduous journey from the war ravaged Vietnam. Nguyen’s debut novel has created quite a sensation in literary circles and gone [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Appeals Court Skeptical of Pence’s Anti-Syrian Refugee Directive

Gov. Mike Pence‘s directive restricting Syrian refugee resettlement in Indiana came under withering scrutiny Wednesday from a federal appeals court weighing its constitutionality. Donald Trump’s running-mate last year directed Indiana agencies to block refugee resettlement agencies from using federal grant money to provide social services to Syrian refugees resettling in the state. Indiana is among [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Syria, refugees and Obama’s farewell in UN spotlight

With a fragile truce holding in Syria, world leaders will set their sights on ending the five-year war and easing the refugee crisis when they meet next week for their annual gathering at the United Nations. US President Barack Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be making their farewells at the UN General Assembly meeting, offering parting words [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, South America

The rupture

Many once-hopeful countries are in crisis. Is this a bump in the road, or have we driven off the road entirely? In her new book, Jennifer Welsh, special adviser to the UN Secretary-General, worries for the future of liberal democracy The Return of History: Conflict, Migration, and Geopolitics in the Twenty-First Century By Jennifer Welsh [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, Asia-Pacific, Middle East

Muslim world in flux

KARACHI: As Muslims worldwide have just performed another Haj and are now celebrating Eidul Azha, it is perhaps an opportune moment to reflect on the current state of that abstract construct – the ‘Muslim world’. While, indeed, the world as a whole is facing myriad challenges to the global order – political, financial, security etc [...]