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The next steps for Palestine at the International Criminal Court

By David Bosco The last few days have answered some important questions regarding the Palestinian move to join the court and seek an investigation of Israel. On Friday, Palestinian officials delivered their accession papers to officials at United Nations headquarters … Continue reading

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The slow demise of the UN’s Darfur peacekeeping mission

By David Bosco Evidence is mounting that the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Darfur is in its last phase. The government of Omar al-Bashir has said that it wants a quick “exit strategy” for the force, which comprises almost 20,000 soldiers … Continue reading

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Ban wants quick end to UN’s Ebola mission

By David Bosco In mid-September, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon created the organization’s first-ever emergency public health mission, the UN Mission for Emergency Ebola Response (UNMEER), headed by veteran UN official Anthony Banbury. Not only was UNMEER’s mission unprecedented, it … Continue reading

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World Bank scolded on human rights

By David Bosco A few days ago, a group of United Nations human rights experts released a quite unusual letter that sharply criticized the World Bank for its treatment of human rights. More than two dozen UN special rapporteurs and … Continue reading

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The UN and the challenges of protecting civilians in South Sudan

By David Bosco For months now, United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan have been sheltering tens of thousands of displaced persons on its bases. As lawyer and UN veteran Ralph Mamiya explains in this piece, it’s an almost unprecedented situation … Continue reading

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Should the World Food Program identify its delinquent donors?

By David Bosco Facing a funding shortfall, the UN’s World Food Program has taken the dramatic step of cutting aid to Syrian refugees. The Washington Post reports: The program, which provides electronic vouchers for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, … Continue reading

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UN peacekeeping and lives in Congo

By David Bosco Friday’s Boston Globe featured an examination of the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo, with particular emphasis on the role of the “intervention brigade,” which the Security Council authorized early last year. The author, Thanassis Cambanis, reaches some … Continue reading

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