Political Affairs

As the year closes out, UN political chief talks the art of diplomacy – and crises to watch in 2019

As the world – and the United Nations – continues to grapple with political crises, we look at the political landscape with Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo. We begin by asking her what it’s like to be the top UN political officer.

News in Brief 07 June 2018

  • Afghanistan: UN mission welcomes plans for temporary ceasefire with the Taliban
  • Head of UN Political Affairs Department meets with Somalia’s leadership
  • Nine African countries to benefit from WHO Ebola Preparedness Plan
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News in Brief 08 March 2018

  • Fighting “paralyses” UN’s ability to deliver aid to Syria’s eastern Ghouta
  • Now “up to the Taliban” to begin talks and end Afghan suffering: UN Mission chief
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30,000 foreign terrorist fighters actively engaged with ISIL

Around 30,000 foreign terrorist fighters originating from over 100 countries are actively engaged with the ISIL or associated groups.

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Have mediation skills, will travel: UN’s roaming mediation team termed a success

The United Nations special on-call mediation team has helped respond to sticky problems all over the globe in their first year – and should do more, according to a top official at the world body.