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      Nikki Haley’s ‘Historic’ Debate on Human Rights Left a Small Impression
      Apr19

      Nikki Haley’s ‘Historic’ Debate on Human Rights Left a Small Impression

      Nikki Haley, the American ambassador to the UN, with Liu Jieyi, China’s ambassador, before the April 18 Security Council meeting focused solely on human rights. Credit: Rick Bajornas /UN PhotoBy Dulcie LeimbachUNITED NATIONS, Apr 19 2017 (IPS)Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, presided over what she was...

      Trump’s UN Pick: “UN Could Benefit from a Fresh Set of Eyes”
      Jan18

      Trump’s UN Pick: “UN Could Benefit from a Fresh Set of Eyes”

      Samantha Power, outgoing Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the UN, addressing the council after a controversial vote on Israeli Settlements in December 2016. Credit: UN Photo/Manuel Elias.By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 18 2017 (IPS)South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, nominated to be the next U.S. Ambassador...

      January Brings Changes for UN Security Council
      Jan06

      January Brings Changes for UN Security Council

      UN Secretary-General Anto—nio Guterres with Olof Skoog of Sweden, President of the UN Security Council for the month of January Credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.By Andy Hazel and Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Jan 6 2017 (IPS)Five of the UN Security Council’s 15 seats were filled by new members this week, but a bigger shift in the...

      US Heads for Political Showdown with UN
      Dec27

      US Heads for Political Showdown with UN

      United Nations Secretariat BuildingBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 27 2016 (IPS)The United States has had a longstanding love-hate relationship with the United Nations ever since 1952 when the world body began operations in New York city on an 18-acre piece of land which housed an abattoir where cattle was being trucked daily for slaughter.The...

      Gambia May Not Join African Withdrawals from ICC
      Dec08

      Gambia May Not Join African Withdrawals from ICC

      Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is also a Gambian national. Credit: UN Photo/Manuel Elias.By Lindah MogeniUNITED NATIONS, Dec 8 2016 (IPS)The International Criminal Court (ICC) may have had a small reprieve this week from a string of African withdrawals, with Gambia’s newly elected President Adama Barrow...

      UN Security Council Seats Taken by Arms Exporters
      Nov28

      UN Security Council Seats Taken by Arms Exporters

      The UN Security Council. Credit: UN Photo/Evan SchneiderBy Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Nov 28 2016 (IPS)Nine of the world’s top ten arms exporters will sit on the UN Security Council between mid-2016 and mid-2018.The nine include four rotating members — Spain, Ukraine, Italy and the Netherlands — from Europe, as well as the...

      Gorbachev Appeals for Sanity, Dialogue
      Oct28

      Gorbachev Appeals for Sanity, Dialogue

      President Barack Obama drops by VP Joe Biden’s meeting with former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev in the Vice President’s Office, West Wing | 20 March 2009 | The Official White House Photostream / Pete Souza | public domain | FlickrBy John Scales AveryOSLO, Oct 28 2016 (IPS)President Mikhail Gorbachev, former leader of the...

      Antonio Guterres: New UN Secretary General
      Oct13

      Antonio Guterres: New UN Secretary General

      By Farhana Haque Rahman, Director General, Inter Press ServiceROME, Oct 13 2016 (IPS)The new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who takes office on January 1, arrives with strong credentials — both as a former Prime Minister of Portugal and an ex-UN High Commissioner for Refugees.Farhana Haque RahmanAs a senior UN official, he spearheaded an...

      UN Security Council’s “Perilous Interventions” in War Zones
      Oct07

      UN Security Council’s “Perilous Interventions” in War Zones

      Credit: IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 7 2016 (IPS)When the UN Security Council last week discussed the “deliberate” attacks on medical facilities in war-ravaged Syria and Yemen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon implicitly criticized some of the warring nations lamenting that “even a slaughterhouse is more humane” than the ongoing...

      European Security with or Without Russia? Consequences of the Chinese-Russian Alliance on the Relationship Between USA and EU
      Sep16

      European Security with or Without Russia? Consequences of the Chinese-Russian Alliance on the Relationship Between USA and EU

      By Roberto SavioROME, Sep 16 2016 (IPS)The joint military manoeuvres between the Russian and Chinese navies, armies, and air forces has kicked off. It’s a clear message for Washington, which has recently strengthened its action in Asia, indicating that as a country that overlooks the Pacific, it wants to play an important role in the...