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Posts Tagged / The United Nations (subject)

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Europe

Rights groups say next UN chief must tackle refugee crisis

The next United Nations secretary general must commit to a new global deal for refugees and to end the death penalty during his or her tenure, the world’s leading human rights groups said Monday. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and four other groups also said the next UN chief should be prepared to invoke the UN charter to prevent and end [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Indonesia as an Emerging Peacekeeping Power: Norm Revisionist or Pragmatic Provider?

Indonesia is frequently mentioned as an emerging player in United Nations (UN) peacekeeping, but its role has been understudied compared to other emerging powers. Drawing on interviews with foreign and defence ministry officials, and independent analysts in Jakarta, as well as statements by Indonesian representatives in the UN and other forums, this article makes three [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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North America

Governments who don’t sanction peacekeepers ‘should be banned from UN operations’

Governments who fail to investigate and sanction allegations of sexual abuse by their soldiers should be banned from taking part in United Nations peacekeeping missions, the US ambassador to the UN has said. Samantha Power said that those who send troops to form part of peacekeeping contingents had a responsibility to protect the reputation of the organisation and [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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Africa

Security Council Authorizes Mandate Renewal for United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo

Permanent Representative Voices Regret Over Text’s Failure to Heed Recommendation on Reducing MONUSCO Force Levels The Security Council today renewed until 31 March 2017 the mandate of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), including its Intervention Brigade, deciding to maintain its current force levels. Unanimously adopting resolution [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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North America

Trudeau expected to announce Canada seeking UN Security Council seat

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce that Canada will seek a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. Trudeau is in New York on Wednesday for meetings with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The pair met in Ottawa last month and Trudeau had said Canada would seek a two-year term on the council. It [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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North America

PM Visits United Nations

Host(s): DON MARTIN DON MARTIN: All right, let’s bring in the voice of experience in such weighty matters like the United Nations. Paul Heinbecker is a former Canadian ambassador, serves as permanent representative to the United Nations. All right, is it worth a five year campaign to get a seat on a 15 seat council for [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

UN body open to sharing database

KUALA LUMPUR: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is open to having a database for those whose presence here it had sanctioned, that is accessible to the authorities who have been calling for one to be set up. In a statement, the Malaysian chapter of the UN body said it shared Kuala Lumpur’s concern about the use [...]

  • Jul 17 / 2016
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Africa

What It Takes to Realise Peace in Africa [column]

Mar 08, 2016 (Addis Fortune/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Peace is a comprehensive and holistic exercise. Meeting the demands of the African people for peace and security requires addressing a wide range of challenges, including democracy, inclusion, peacemaking and peacekeeping, as well as the longer-term challenges that are posed by climate change. The [...]

  • Jul 15 / 2016
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North America

By Invitation; The UN Secretary-General in his or her labyrinth

The race to find the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations is on. Whoever the new leader is, one of his or her challenges will be managing the all-powerful Security Council. The Secretary-General of the United Nations depends on the Security Council, especially its five permanent members, to get elected and to get anything done. [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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North America

‘Responsibility to Protect’ Remains Worthy, yet Elusive, Concept in Decade after World Leaders Pledge to End Atrocities, General Assembly Hears

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ‘Responsibility to Protect’ Remains Worthy, yet Elusive, Concept in Decade after World Leaders Pledge to End Atrocities, General Assembly Hears Speakers Call Syria, Burundi Glaring Examples of International Community’s Failure to Implement Principle A decade after world leaders agreed on the responsibility to protect at a Headquarters world summit, [...]