UN General Assembly

“Political will” in “short supply” for Responsibility to Protect

The “political will” to protect vulnerable people from so-called “atrocity crimes” has been in “short supply” especially when it comes to UN Security Council taking action.

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Eight countries holding the world “hostage” over nuclear treaty

Eight countries which have so far failed to ratify a Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty are holding the international community “hostage”.

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Concerns over “huge growth” in private military contractors

Countries are increasingly turning over their military operations to private military and security firms, which has raised the concern of international human rights experts.

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“Stigma and discrimination” surrounding AIDS continues says Princess

It’s “terrible” that “stigma and discrimination” surrounding HIV and AIDS continue in many parts of the world in 2016.

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UN on the fast-track to end AIDS in women, children

“Start free, stay free, AIDS free” is a new plan adopted by the UN and its partners to accelerate the end of the AIDS epidemic.

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Zimbabwe activist champions sexual reproductive rights for women

Young girls in Zimbabwe struggle with issues ranging from early pregnancy to accessing sexual reproductive services, a young activist has said.

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Accelerating global efforts to end HIV/AIDS

Countries are meeting this week to scale up global efforts to address HIV, the virus which causes AIDS.

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UN and Africa: focus on LDCs, peace in Darfur and campaign to help farmers in CAR

Least developed countries must go at “higher speed”

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Least developed countries must go at “higher speed”

The Least Developed Countries, or LDCs, must go at a “higher speed” than the rest of the world, and “all too few” of them have managed to graduate from the group so far.

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New commitment for peace in a world of risks

The changing nature of conflict presents new risks to peace and security.

UN engagement in addressing these challenges is the focus of a two-day debate which opened in New York on Tuesday.

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