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Tunisia pushes for peace

A third attempt to get the UN Security Council to declare the coronavirus pandemic a 'threat to humanity and international peace and security' and coordinate the necessary emergenc...


Piling on the goals

Amid the back slapping, the big summit in New York may change the balance of power in the aid industry

Legend has it that in 2001, a handful of officials in the basement of the United Nations Headquarters in New York hatched the Millennium Development Goals. They have focused the mi...


Rape row

A diplomatic row has erupted over the failure of the United Nations and African Union to investigate reports that Sudanese troops and allied militia raped some 200 women and childr...


The fire this century

Demonstrations, rhetoric and technological innovation in Africa all help but the political will is missing in negotiations for a new climate treaty

At least it started well. Three days before the world's leaders gathered on 23 September at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to debate the urgent measures needed to stop...


Security crises threaten economic success

A new model for intervention forces emerges in Congo-Kinshasa, as financial pressures mount on other UN operations

A team of ambassadors from the United Nations Security Council flew from New York to Congo-Kinshasa, just as the season of UN General Assembly debates and high-level meetings was e...


Mission impossible

The UN Security Council renews its peacekeepers’ mandate in Darfur but UN operations in Sudan have failed to protect civilians or prevent war

The worsening political crises in Juba and Khartoum are fuelling hostilities between the two capitals. When South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit sacked his cabinet on ...


Rebels aim for Kivu secession

Rwanda not only supports the M23 rebellion, it may be helping create a new state on its border with Congo

After a protracted delay and much discussion, at the end of June the United Nations finally published its investigation into Rwandan involvement in the rebellion in eastern Congo-K...


UN clash over Beijing bullets claim

UN experts’ reports differ over Darfur arms violations

A seismic diplomatic row is rumbling at United Nations headquarters in New York over the circulation of a damning report by former UN experts pointing to the supply of Chinese-made...


Nigeria and South Africa stand up

This year, for the first time, Africa’s two heavyweights, Nigeria and South Africa, were on the United Nations Security Council and both wanted to make their mark. The verdict is m...


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