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US Veto of UN Ceasefire Resolution Deepens Israel-Gaza Conflict

Posted on 23 February 2024

The recent decision by the United States to veto a UN resolution calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza has elicited widespread criticism and deepened concerns over the ongoing conflict. The…
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Top UN Official Martin Griffiths Says Gaza Is the Worst Humanitarian Crisis He Has Witnessed in His 50-Year Career

Posted on 23 February 2024

The UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs Martin Griffiths said deteriorating situation in Gaza is the worst humanitarian crisis he has ever seen in his 50-year career. He said it was worse than "awful…
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Council for International Development Aotearoa New Zealand urges continued support for UNRWA amidst funding suspensions 

Posted on 29 January 2024

The Council for International Development (CID) Aotearoa New Zealand calls for New Zealand to continue their funding and support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). 

CID’s Executive Director…
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China's Human Rights Record Sparks International Criticism at the UN

Posted on 26 January 2024

China's human rights record underwent rare scrutiny at the UN Human Rights Council's universal periodic review (UPR) in Geneva, Switzerland, on January 23, 2024. The UK urged China to end the…
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UN Secretary-General invokes rare UN Charter article 

Posted on 08 December 2023

This week António Guterres, for this first time since his appointment as UN Secretary-General in 2017, invoked Article 99 of the UN Charter. In a letter to the Security Council, he emphasised the threat posed by…
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16 Day Campaign to combat gender violence against Women

Posted on 30 November 2023

Saturday marked both the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the commencement of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, a yearly campaign running until…
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Humanitarian needs in Gaza continue to soar after one month of Middle East conflict

Posted on 09 November 2023

It has now been over four weeks since Hamas launched an attack on Israel, and Israel retaliated with air strikes on, and a total seige of, the Gaza strip.

As of November…
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UN disappointed by Australia’s vote against an Indigenous Advisory Body

Posted on 26 October 2023

On 14 October, Australia voted against adjusting the nation’s constitution to acknowledge the rights of Indigenous people. 60% of Australian’s voted no in a referendum proposing the creation of an advisory…
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UN approved security mission to combat gang violence in Haiti

Posted on 05 October 2023

On October 2, the UN Security Council adopted what has been described as a historic resolution - authorising the deployment of a security mission to Haiti as a peace restoration attempt in…
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NZ Foreign Affairs Minister speaks to Pacific geopolitics at UN General Assembly

Posted on 28 September 2023

The United Nations High-Level Week 2023, the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, has just concluded in New York. The summit included the General Debate, the SDG summit, and many…
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