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António Guterres’ risky balancing act

10/31/2019. Nearly at the end of the first three of his five-year mandate, Guterres’ performance at the head of an embattled UN remains the subject of much anxious debate.

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ICRC appoints new director-general

10/31/2019. The Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has appointed Robert Mardini to the post of director-general.

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Migrants from Libya not driven by hope of being rescued

11/19/2019. No valid statistical link exists between the likelihood that migrants will be rescued at sea and the number of attempted Mediterranean crossings, a study has found.

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Over 11 million people across Syria need aid

11/14/2019. With the resolution authorizing cross-border aid expiring in December, Lowcock stressed to the council that “there is no alternative to the cross-border operation”.

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Courtesy visit of Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan

10/03/2019. Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan paid a courtesy visit to the Grand Master, Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre, who was accompanied by the Grand Chancellor Albrecht Boeselager.

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How to better fight human trafficking: The Order of Malta organizes conference with international experts to forge new synergies

10/09/2019. Over the past two years the Sovereign Order of Malta has scaled up its action in the fight against human trafficking. Yesterday, in Paris, it organized the conference “How to better fight sexual trafficking of women in West Africa…

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World hunger on the rise as 820m at risk, UN report finds

07/15/2019. Eliminating hunger by 2030 is an immense challenge, say heads of UN agencies

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The End of the World As We Know It

06/03/2019. After three decades of moving toward a single global market governed by the rules of the World Trade Organization, the international order has undergone a fundamental change.

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Council of Despair? The Fragmentation of UN Diplomacy

04/30/2019. To overcome dysfunction and retain credibility, the council’s members should prioritise the few cases where international cooperation is still possible.

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7 ways business can be agents for peace

05/28/2019. Recent research by the UN and the World Bank points to an urgent need for the international community to refocus on building peaceful societies and preventing violent conflict, which they calculate could save between $5 billion and $70 billion…

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