• Security Council

    The Field Grows and Shifts in the Race for UN Secretary General

    by  • June 1, 2016 • General Assembly, Secretary-General, Security Council, Women's Issues • 

    Susana Malcorra LOEY FELIPE/UN PHOTO

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe second crop of campaigners making a pitch to replace Ban Ki-moon in January is now being assembled, and...

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    Civil and Polite, Nations Participate in First-Ever UN Security Council Election Hearings

    by  • May 25, 2016 • General Assembly, Security Council • 

    UNSC election May 24

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThailand said it had no enemies, while Kazakhstan pointed out it had voluntarily given up the fourth-largest nuclear arsenal...

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    The Next UN Secretary-General: Views From UN Watchers

    by  • April 3, 2016 • General Assembly, Secretary-General, Security Council • 1 Comment

    Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, and Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, at a press conference in Berlin on March 8, 2016. EVAN SCHNEIDER/UN PHOTO

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously The results of the latest FUNDS survey of global experts, conducted during the winter of 2015-16, contains clear...

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    A New Plan to Recruit Candidates for UN Secretary-General Emerges

    by  • March 3, 2016 • General Assembly, Secretary-General, Security Council, Women's Issues • 2 Comments

    António Guterres, ex-head of the UN refugee agency and Portuguese, has opened the way for candidates outside Eastern Europe to run for secretary-general. UNHCR

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyFor the first time in United Nations history, officially announced candidates for the secretary-general race, underway this year, will...

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    Syrian Women’s Group Welcomes Its Country’s Long-Awaited Truce

    by  • February 27, 2016 • Security Council, Syria, Terrorism, Women's Issues • 

    Staffan de Mistura, UN's special envoy for Syria, and Russia's representative at the UN in Geneva.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyAs the first temporary truce in years has begun in Syria, the Syrian Women’s Advisory Board, a new entity...

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    As Syrian Peace Talks Take Shape, How Will Women Take Part?

    by  • December 26, 2015 • Gender-Based Violence, Middle East, Peace and Security, Security Council, Syria, Women's Issues • 2 Comments

    Syrian women refugees at the Keleti train station in Budapest, Sept. 4, 2015. MSTYSLAV CHERNOV/CREATIVE COMMONS

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWhen the United Nations Security Council recently approved timelines to begin peace talks and institute a national cease-fire in...

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    At Vienna Talks on Syria’s Future, the UN Finds Several Roles to Play

    by  • November 15, 2015 • Middle East, Peace and Security, Refugees, Security Council, Terrorism • 

    At the Nov. 14 talks on Syria at the Grand Hotel in Vienna, from left: John Kerry, US secretary of state; Staffan de Mistura, UN special envoy for Syria; Sergey Lavrov, Russian foreign minister. US STATE DEPT.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe United Nations has wedged its way into playing a monitoring role in a possible cease-fire in Syria and...

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    The UN’s Demands to Stop the Violence in Yemen Fall on Deaf Ears

    by  • October 26, 2015 • Human Rights, Humanitarian Aid, Middle East, Secretary-General, Security Council • 

    Saudi led airstrike in Sana

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWhile the regional coalition led by Saudi Arabia continues its aerial bombardment against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, and...

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    The Nuances Behind Russia’s Use of the Veto on the UN Security Council

    by  • September 6, 2015 • Security Council, US-UN Relations • 1 Comment

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    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWhen Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution in July that called for an international tribunal to prosecute who...

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    Among Security Council’s P5, China and Russia Spending More on Defense

    by  • June 29, 2015 • Peace and Security, Security Council • 

    Wang Yi, right, foreign affairs minister; Liu Jieyi, China's ambassador to the UN, February 2015. DEVRA BERKOWITZ/UN PHOTO

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyAmong the five veto-holding permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, some of the most militarized nations in...

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