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  • 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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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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Africa, North America

Civilians need protection

As sectarian, ethnic and tribal violence engulf many vulnerable nations, the United Nations urgently needs to revamp peacekeeping in order to protect civilians from mass atrocities and crimes against humanity. “The world is clearly in crisis,” Simon Adams, an expert on genocide prevention, said. “We have 60 million people displaced: asylum seekers, refugees, internally displaced [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Trade agreements should mainstream human rights – UN expert urges

MIL OSI United Nations - Source: United Nations 2 Headline: Trade agreements should mainstream human rights - UN expert urges 13 September 2016 – A United Nations independent expert today called on States and Parliaments to ensure that all future trade agreements stipulate the primacy of human rights and to align existing treaties with the duty of States [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Cast adrift: Australia risks its international standing over asylum-seeker policies

https://62e528761d0685343e1c-f3d1b99a743ffa4142d9d7f1978d9686.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/files/134202/section/width496/3j9prmft-1471308928.jpgOnly Australia uses less-developed countries to process refugee claims. AAP/Eoin Blackwell The “Nauru files”, which detail reports of abuse in Australia’s asylum-seeker detention centre on Nauru, have received global attention since their release. They should provide a flashpoint for the Turnbull government to reassess the longstanding policy of offshore detention of asylum seekers before more serious harm is inflicted [...]

  • Aug 25 / 2016
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Middle East

Un responsable de l’ONU appelle à mettre fin aux discours incendiaires

Le Conseiller special du Secretaire general de l’ONU sur la prevention du genocide, Adama Dieng, s’est declare mercredi soir preoccupe par les declarations incendiaires faites par des responsables politiques au Burundi qui pourraient constituer une incitation à la violence.  For full article, click here

  • Aug 17 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Enviado chino pide prevención de conflictos para proteger a civiles

China Enviado chino pide prevención de conflictos para proteger a civiles 366 words 20 January 2016 People’s Daily Online PEODSP Spanish Copyright 2016. People’s Daily & People’s Daily Online Un enviado chino ante la ONU pidió hoy esfuerzos para abordar las causas de raíz de los conflictos con el fin de proteger a los civiles [...]

  • Aug 17 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Sudán del Sur: Ban acoge con beneplácito el acuerdo para una fuerza regional de protección

Sudán del Sur: Ban acoge con beneplácito el acuerdo para una fuerza regional de protección 256 words 8 August 2016 ForeignAffairs.co.nz FRAFES Spanish Copyright 2016. Multimedia Investments Ltd. All rights reserved. MIL OSI - Source: United Nations – in Spanish – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Sudán del Sur: Ban acoge con beneplácito el acuerdo para una fuerza [...]

  • Aug 11 / 2016
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North America

Canada’s return to peacekeeping promises to bring little peace

Canada’s Liberal government wants to get back into United Nations peacekeeping. Unfortunately, there’s not much peace to keep. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is in Africa this week scouting out the terrain. The UN has 12 peacekeeping operations on the go in the continent. Some, like those aimed at keeping the peace between Israel and its neighbours, have been [...]

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