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Top UN News: A Week in Review

Maj. Ahlem Douzi of Tunisia, a UN peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, received the annual Trailblazer Award for Justice and Corrections Officers, May 7, 2024. MARK GARTEN/UN PHOTO By Arthur Bassas / PassBlue On May 10, 2024, the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to enhance the status of Palestine in the UN, taking it one […]

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Is the UN Failing in Gaza?

In Gaza, access to water is so restricted that in Khan Younis, a city in the south of the enclave, 600 people are said to be sharing one toilet. The United Nations remains the main lifeline in the Palestinian territory since the Israeli-Hamas war began, but could the organization be doing more to end the […]

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Can the UN Security Council Finally Wrap Its Mind Around Haiti? It’s Trying

More than 362,000 Haitians are displaced in their country as violence by armed gangs convulses the Caribbean island nation amid a government collapse, lack of a strong police force and an intervention force being long delayed to the country. A new transitional council, proposed by the Caribbean intergovernmental bloc, could stem the chaos. UNOCHA/HAITI By […]

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Palestine Never Had a Chance for Statehood, Legally Speaking, an Expert Argues

Ardi Imseis, a legal scholar and former United Nations expert, argues in a new book that the UN’s long history of managing the international legal status of Palestine has often reinforced its subjugation. Here, the territory’s flag in a battle between Palestine and Israel. WWW.STORYBOARDTHAT.COM By Darsen Hover / PassBlue Did Palestine ever have a […]