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  • In yesterday’s post, I noted that Syria is being pressured by some Arab governments  to withdraw its candidacy for the Human Rights Council elections later this month. Should Syria take […]

    Kuwait for HRC?

    In yesterday’s post, I noted that Syria is being pressured by some Arab governments  to withdraw its candidacy for the Human Rights Council elections later this month. Should Syria take […]

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  • The UN General Assembly will elect 15 members to the Human Rights Council on 20 May. Nine of the candidates — Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, the Republic of Congo from the […]

    Campaign against Syria

    The UN General Assembly will elect 15 members to the Human Rights Council on 20 May. Nine of the candidates — Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, the Republic of Congo from the […]

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  • Several major development and humanitarian organizations issued a call last week for discontinuing the “gentlemen’s agreement” that reserves the head of the IMF for a European national and opening up […]

    Development groups call for open IMF chief selection

    Several major development and humanitarian organizations issued a call last week for discontinuing the “gentlemen’s agreement” that reserves the head of the IMF for a European national and opening up […]

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  • This week, the ambassador of South Korea to the UN told the leading news agency in South Korea that he feels that the first UN Secretary General from South Korea […]

    I miss Kofi

    This week, the ambassador of South Korea to the UN told the leading news agency in South Korea that he feels that the first UN Secretary General from South Korea […]

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  • No surprise here. India has already announced its support for a second term for Ban Ki-Moon. That decision and the increasing possibility of the government securing the first additional permanent […]

    A 2012 rematch not in the cards

    No surprise here. India has already announced its support for a second term for Ban Ki-Moon. That decision and the increasing possibility of the government securing the first additional permanent […]

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  • Nine new members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child were elected yesterday by states party to the Convention. MMDNewswire has details from the meeting and the vote […]

    Morning Memo

    Nine new members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child were elected yesterday by states party to the Convention. MMDNewswire has details from the meeting and the vote […]

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  • Russia is the latest Security Council permanent member to express support for a permanent seat for India, according to the Wall Street Journal. [Russian President Dmitry] Medvedev on Tuesday offered […]

    Four down, one to go

    Russia is the latest Security Council permanent member to express support for a permanent seat for India, according to the Wall Street Journal. [Russian President Dmitry] Medvedev on Tuesday offered […]

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