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Changes ahead for UN forces

Africa's crises may prompt radical reform of the mandates and structures of peacekeeping operations

United Nations' peacekeeping faces its biggest crisis since it started some 60 years ago in Palestine. This month, over a million lives are at risk in Congo-Kinshasa as rival facti...


Financial and political chaos

As equities and corporate fortunes plummeted outside, diplomats discussed aid pledges and peackeeping

After a year of the worsening credit crisis, the cost of external finance for African and other states has risen and the availability of credit is shrinking. That is doubly unlucky...


The Millennium stops here

The Millennium Goals remain elusive and controversial

After five days of grand summitry in New York last week, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was able to announce that US$16 billion had been raised in aid pledges to help...


Debuts on First Avenue

A new guard at the UN takes over but Africa’s concerns remain peacekeeping, fairer trade and development funding

This year's opening of the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September looked at times like a diplomatic apprenticeship. Freshly-installed Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was pit...


Ban Ki-moon's people

From the start of his tenure on 1 January, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was determined to make radical changes, install his own people and stamp his own priorities ...


The good, the bad and the ugly rumours

An anti-genocide agreement, fine words on development and failure on human rights and disarmament mark the world's biggest summit

As delegations from 191 governments choked New York's narrow streets, diplomats and United Nations' bureaucrats tried to craft an accord that tackled critical security and developm...


Insecurity council

Africa's ambitions to get two permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council are suspended until the end of the year when the troubled issue of its expansion and reform wil...


Watch this space

We hear Jan Pronk, the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Sudan since June, seeks another job. The Netherlands' former International Development Minister...


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