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Instagram Post by Everyday Refugees • May  8, 2021 at 03:01AM PDT
05/08/2021

Instagram Post by Everyday Refugees • May 8, 2021 at 03:01AM PDT

At 8 am this morning (in minutes) China starts its meeting on multilateralism in the UNSC (FM Wang Yi presiding); US Sec...
05/07/2021
China's Agenda for May: Less on Myanmar, More on Tech, Peace and Security - PassBlue

At 8 am this morning (in minutes) China starts its meeting on multilateralism in the UNSC (FM Wang Yi presiding); US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is joining. Watch on @UNWebTV

Read: China in the UNSC hot seat in This month and its agenda, including a strange focus on "emerging technologies."

When China last took the reins of the Security Council, in March 2020, the country was just starting to control the pandemic at home, while the virus was spreading rapidly abroad, all the way to United Nations headquarters in New York City. Yet China refused to talk about the pandemic during that st...

Amb. Melanne Verveer, of Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Lucina Di Meco, co-founder of #ShePersis...
05/06/2021
Gendered Disinformation, Democracy, and the Need for a New Digital Social Contract

Amb. Melanne Verveer, of Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Lucina Di Meco, co-founder of #ShePersistedGlobalInitiatives, on the need for a new digital social contract.

"Technological innovations, initially celebrated for their democratizing potential, have come under increasing scrutiny for their harmful effects on democracy, social cohesion, and women’s rights."

This post was coauthored by Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and former U.S. ambassador …

Listen to the latest episode of UN-Scripted: China Avoiding the Big Challenges in the Security CouncilChina, the preside...
05/06/2021
‎UN-Scripted: Ep. 40: China, Avoiding the Big Challenges in the Security Council on Apple Podcasts

Listen to the latest episode of UN-Scripted:
China Avoiding the Big Challenges in the Security Council

China, the president of the UNSC for May, is trying to control the narrative around the Covid-19 pandemic, Myanmar and human rights all in one month, in a packed agenda. In this episode, you’ll hear from Dr. Rosemary Foot, an University of Oxford professor who has recently published a book titled "China, the UN, and Human Protection: Beliefs, Power, Image." We also talk with Peter Irwin, a program officer at the uhrp (Uyghur Human Rights Project) a nonprofit defending the persecuted Muslim-minority Uyghurs in the province of Xinjiang, China.

Available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/un-scripted/id1473974072?i=1000520340623
And SoundCloud: https://m.soundcloud.com/user-936032402/ep-40-china

‎Show UN-Scripted, Ep Ep. 40: China, Avoiding the Big Challenges in the Security Council - May 5, 2021

China’s May UNSC Agenda: Less on Myanmar, More on Tech, Peace and Security(With links to the latest episode of UN-Script...
05/05/2021
China's Agenda for May: Less on Myanmar, More on Tech, Peace and Security - PassBlue

China’s May UNSC Agenda:
Less on Myanmar, More on Tech, Peace and Security
(With links to the latest episode of UN-Scripted)

When China last took the reins of the Security Council, in March 2020, the country was just starting to control the pandemic at home, while the virus was spreading rapidly abroad, all the way to United Nations headquarters in New York City. Yet China refused to talk about the pandemic during that st...

Nicola Sturgeon’s Quest for Scottish IndependenceThe country’s leader asks voters which kind of society they prefer to l...
05/05/2021
Nicola Sturgeon’s Quest for Scottish Independence

Nicola Sturgeon’s Quest for Scottish Independence

The country’s leader asks voters which kind of society they prefer to live in: Brexit Britain or a social-democratic Scotland.

The country’s leader asks voters which kind of society they prefer to live in: Brexit Britain or a social-democratic Scotland.

As reported by PassBlue, Silvia Rucks of Uruguay is now UNDP resident representative coordinator in BrazilRead about Ruc...
05/05/2021
Six Latin American Women Who Could Be the UN Leader Down the Road - PassBlue

As reported by PassBlue, Silvia Rucks of Uruguay is now
UNDP resident representative coordinator in Brazil

Read about Rucks here:

Six Latin American names are being circulated in regional political circles as possible candidates to become the first woman to lead the United Nations, while the current secretary-general, António Guterres, will most likely be re-elected for the upcoming five-year term, starting in 2022. So women ...

Germany Sets Out Plans to Return Benin Bronzes
05/04/2021
Germany Sets Out Plans to Return Benin Bronzes

Germany Sets Out Plans to Return Benin Bronzes

The government, regional legislators and major museums said they would make “substantial” returns of the famous West African artifacts starting next year.

05/04/2021
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On the Campaign Trail for the World’s ‘Most Impossible’ Job
This year’s race for SG is murkier than ever, despite the attempts by 1 for 7 billion, an international advocacy group that pushes for more transparency in how UN chiefs are chosen, recently called on UN member countries to clarify whether contenders must have the backing of governments to be official candidates.
https://www.passblue.com/2021/05/03/on-the-campaign-trail-for-the-worlds-most-impossible-job/

What it's like to run for Secretary General
05/03/2021
On the Campaign Trail for the World's 'Most Impossible' Job - PassBlue

What it's like to run for Secretary General

The job of United Nations secretary-general is the “most impossible on earth,” as the first postholder, Trygve Lie, famously told his successor, Dag Hammarskjold. Though Lie spoke partly in jest to amuse the assembled reporters, the remark has stuck with UN observers for its eerie insightfulness...

05/03/2021

"Free and independent journalism is our greatest ally in combatting misinformation and disinformation"
António Guterres
#WorldPressFreedomDay

This Week @ UN:Scoops! The US Envoy on Racism ‘Apartheid’ in the MideastUK’s Cuts to UN Agencies
05/02/2021
The US Envoy on Racism; 'Apartheid' in the Mideast; UK's Cuts to UN Agencies - PassBlue

This Week @ UN:
Scoops!
The US Envoy on Racism
‘Apartheid’ in the Mideast
UK’s Cuts to UN Agencies

Veronique Vandegans, the United Nations chief of the French Interpretation Section, working at home in Brooklyn, N.Y., with company. The photo is part of a story for the UN Department of Global Communications on remote interpretation. MANUEL ELIAS/UN PHOTO The United States ambassador goes honest on...

05/02/2021
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She Had a Front-Row Role in the Early Days of the UN, but Is Forgotten Now
Few people would remember Anastasia Dragon Nezeriotis — Anne to her colleagues and friends — now, though you can find a handwritten note by her in blue ink in the upper-left margin of what is arguably one of the more important documents of UN history: the 1951 press release announcing the ratification of the Genocide Convention.

This week @ the UNA Friday night scoop,The US Envoy on Racism; ‘Apartheid’ in the Mideast; UK’s Cuts to UN Agencieshttps...
05/01/2021
The US Envoy on Racism; 'Apartheid' in the Mideast; UK's Cuts to UN Agencies - PassBlue

This week @ the UN
A Friday night scoop,
The US Envoy on Racism; ‘
Apartheid’ in the Mideast;
UK’s Cuts to UN Agencies

https://www.passblue.com/2021/04/30/the-us-envoy-on-racism-apartheid-in-the-mideast-uks-cuts-to-the-un-population-agency/

Veronique Vandegans, the United Nations chief of the French Interpretation Section, working at home in Brooklyn, N.Y., with company. The photo is part of a story for the UN Department of Global Communications on remote interpretation. MANUEL ELIAS/UN PHOTO The United States ambassador goes honest on...

The Singular Chancellor
04/30/2021
The Singular Chancellor

The Singular Chancellor

What really makes Merkel stand out from her peers is her ability to hold on to power against all odds.

A fourth known contender for SG, Ecuador's former president Rosalie Arteaga, and Forward World's first candidate
04/30/2021
Rosalía Arteaga, a Short-Lived President of Ecuador, Wants to Run Against the UN's Guterres - PassBlue

A fourth known contender for SG, Ecuador's former president Rosalie Arteaga, and Forward World's first candidate

Rosalía Arteaga, a former Ecuadorian president, is planning to enter the race to be the first woman to lead the United Nations and beat the incumbent, Secretary-General António Guterres, through a “people-backed” campaign. The announcement by the Forward campaign, a new movement based in Londo...

Young women, grown up without Taliban, dread their return
04/30/2021
Young women, grown up without Taliban, dread their return

Young women, grown up without Taliban, dread their return

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Inside Ms. Sadat’s Beauty Salon in Afghanistan’s capital, Sultana Karimi leans intently over a customer, meticulously shaping her eyebrows. Make-up and hair styling is the 24-year-old’s passion, and she discovered it, along with a newfound confidence, here in the sa...

A Millennial UN Staffer Who Is Daring to Run Against Secretary-General António Guterres - PassBlue
04/29/2021
A Millennial UN Staffer Who Is Daring to Run Against Secretary-General António Guterres - PassBlue

A Millennial UN Staffer Who Is Daring to Run Against Secretary-General António Guterres - PassBlue

Arora Akanksha, a 34-year-old staff member who works as an audit coordinator for the United Nations Development Program, has announced her candidacy for the job of UN secretary-general, so far the only person to challenge António Guterres, the incumbent. Guterres announced in January that he would ...

Investigations into double billing and other complaints to the OIOS were launched against Kristin Lund, (who comes from ...
04/29/2021
A Now-Retired UN Force Commander From Norway Double-Billed for Expenses - PassBlue

Investigations into double billing and other complaints to the OIOS were launched against Kristin Lund, (who comes from a family of millionaires.)

Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund of Norway double-billed her government and the United Nations for moving expenses, according to a new report from The Norwegian Business Daily (Dagens Naeringsliv/DN). Lund was the first woman force commander for the UN, holding the post at its peacekeeping mission in Cyprus.....

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04/29/2021
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The University of Buckingham is delighted to be welcoming the President of the UN General Assembly, H. E. Tijjani Muhammad Bande, via Teams, to deliver our Second Annual Lecture for our Centre of UN Studies, marking the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations. https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/economics-international/the-centre-for-united-nations-studies/
UN needs help.. to push themselves for reforms within.. Unless UN realize and establish World Parliament Now , things wont change for better for the world citizens... Is it not a basic right for every citizen of the world to raise the voice through the electred representative at UN? Why UN is denying that right ? Why UN is not ready to change the status quo by continue to appoint members instead of electing them directly by vote.?? Can Melissa and UN secretary Adress this very critical issue ?
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