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​I was a refugee. One touch of humanity helped me start a new life
​I was a refugee. One touch of humanity helped me start a new life
I cried my eyes out when I arrived in the United Kingdom, a refugee. I remember the police officer at immigration control looking down at me, a...
The UN mission can't keep the peace in Juba's civil war runs along ethnic lines
The UN mission can't keep the peace in Juba's civil war runs along ethnic lines
Since fighting began in December 2013, civilian casualties have been a consistent feature of the South Sudanese civil war. A peace agreement signed...
SA’s abstinence on UN sexual and gender rights vote is reckless
SA’s abstinence on UN sexual and gender rights vote is reckless
Last week, the United Nations Human Rights...
​South Africa's UN non-vote against discrimination is an 'insult' to LGBTI community
​South Africa's UN non-vote against discrimination is an 'insult' to LGBTI community
South Africa’s decision to abstain from voting on a United Nations resolution to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation was...
South Africa votes with China, Russia and India against internet freedoms in UN resolution
South Africa votes with China, Russia and India against internet freedoms in UN resolution
South Africa has joined China and Russia in voting against a United Nations resolution on the “promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights...
The UN’s decision to appoint Israel as chair of its legal committee is wildly ironic
The UN’s decision to appoint Israel as chair of its legal committee is wildly ironic
INTERNATIONAL LAWIf we look back at the origins of the United Nations, we will remember that the beginnings of international law arose from the...
Predatory peacekeepers blight UN peacekeepers day
Predatory peacekeepers blight UN peacekeepers day
May 29 is the International Day of United Nations...
The United Nations needs a global parliamentary assembly
The United Nations needs a global parliamentary assembly
This year the United Nations will select a new secretary general to replace the outgoing Ban Ki-moon. For the first time, the candidate will not be...
Ban Ki-moon attacks 'restrictive' EU asylum policies
Ban Ki-moon attacks 'restrictive' EU asylum policies
United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has hit out at “increasingly restrictive” European asylum policies in a speech to the Austrian...
Western Sahara debate reignited
Western Sahara debate reignited
No issue divides the African Union member states like the dispute over Western Sahara. Also known as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, this...

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