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Three displaced Yemeni girls stand by the shredded remains of their tents in Abs settlement, which is regularly damaged by passing sandstorms.

Hazel Healy investigates the challenges facing 21st century disaster response.

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Should we give up on multilateralism altogether? Ian Williams gives an honest appraisal...

University students from the Free Papua Organization and the Papua Student Alliance resist police using water cannons during a protest in Jakarta, 1 December 2016. University students from the Free Papua Organization and the Papua Student Alliance resist police using water cannons during a protest in Jakarta, 1 December 2016. West Papua petition

How did West Papuan campaigners build a 1.8 million-strong petition despite Indonesian repression? By Danny Chivers...

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It’s no joke that the country could even be considered for a position to uphold women’s rights, writes Mari Marcel...

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We desperately need effective bodies to promote law and due process, writes William Bell.

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In today’s volatile world, is the UN peacekeeping mission realistic? By Kevin Childs.

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UN peacekeeping is big business, but is it achieving its aims? asks Louisa Waugh.

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Roberto Savio argues for a revival and re-engagement, before it is too late.

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After weathering decades of diplomatic storms, many wonder if the international organization can still be reformed, writes...

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Nonviolent activists are holding out in Syria, despite the destruction. Do not abandon them, says Daniel Adamson...

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Is the UN designed to be ineffective and maintain the status quo? Amit Singh asks.

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Undocumented refugees fleeing conflict and poverty are most vulnerable to exploitation, writes Jameela Freitas...

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Jen Wilton reports from Geneva, where the UN has been grilling Mexico over its handling of 43 missing...

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If people are to be put above profit, we need to rethink our economic model, says Amit Singh.

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One Western aid worker is frustrated and sickened by what’s going on in Burma.

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Lecturer and writer Phil Leech and researcher Richard Gowan go head to head.

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