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The politics of humanity and the reality of aid

Former humanitarian chief defends the UN’s record during the civil war in Sri Lanka, but critics are unlikely to be convinced says Chris Harmer.

Filed in: Sri Lanka UN

Celebrating International Migrants Day

Recognizing migrants’ contribution on 18 December is an opportunity to speak up against discriminatory and divisive policies says Jan Brulc.

Filed in: Migration Politics Society UN United Kingdom

The day after the UN vote on Palestine

Becoming a ‘non-member state’ needs to bring practical as well as symbolic change says Frank Barat.

Filed in: Democracy Israel Palestine Politics UN

UN climate talks: if not now, when?

Climate change is finally on the Qatari political agenda but it’s time every country closed the ‘ambition gap’ says Wael Hmaidan.

Filed in: Climate Change Qatar UN

The Philippines' development should be towards equality

Jessica Cantos on the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals and the need to put people before profit.

Filed in: Development (Aid) Philippines Politics Poverty UN

Big business goes to Rio

With the Earth Summit just days away, Danny Chivers chronicles the urgent battle to stop corporates from hijacking the green agenda.

Filed in: Climate Change Sustainability UN

Killing Gaddafi: the death of legal justice

First it was Saddam, then bin Laden and now Gaddafi. The West gets its man but loses its humanity, says Felicity Arbuthnot.

Filed in: Conflict Libya Military Politics UN United States Violence

Peacekeeping forces fail to protect Congolese

As the LRA terrorizes the DRC, the UN’s mandate expires

Filed in: Conflict Congo, Democratic Republic of UN

Darfur: sick of promises

Jess Worth encounters a community that’s demanding answers.

Filed in: Politics Refugees Sudan UN Violence

United Nations of America?

NI editorial comment - United Nations of America?

Filed in: UN

Grimm rewards

Ian Williams reckons that reform might work in mysterious ways.

Filed in: UN United States

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