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On Thursday, five new members of the Security Council will be elected by the General Assembly. These five members will continue on the Council through the nomination and election of […]

An East European for Secretary General, yes, but which one?

On Thursday, five new members of the Security Council will be elected by the General Assembly. These five members will continue on the Council through the nomination and election of […]

This year's Security Council elections on 16 October will come down to between two aspiring regional powers - Turkey in the Middle East and New Zealand as a champion of small state concerns.

New Zealand or Turkey?

This year’s Security Council elections on 16 October will come down to between two aspiring regional powers – Turkey in the Middle East and New Zealand as a champion of small state concerns.

After several months away, we're returning to our regular coverage

Bringing the Hiatus to a Close

After several months away, we’re returning to our regular coverage

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced Friday that he will nominate Jordan’s Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein to succeed Navi Pillay as the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Pillay will […]

Jordan’s Prince Zeid Appointed as New Human Rights Commissioner

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced Friday that he will nominate Jordan’s Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein to succeed Navi Pillay as the next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Pillay will […]

Francis Gurry secured a second term as WIPO Director General yesterday, edging out three other candidates.

Gurry appointed for second term at WIPO

Francis Gurry secured a second term as WIPO Director General yesterday, edging out three other candidates.

The deadline has passed for states to put forward candidates to head the World Intellectual Property Associate. How will the Australian incumbent fare against his challengers from Estonia, Nigeria or Panama?

Four candidates compete to head WIPO

The deadline has passed for states to put forward candidates to head the World Intellectual Property Associate. How will the Australian incumbent fare against his challengers from Estonia, Nigeria or Panama?

Jordan's history in international security matters make it a solid candidate to fill Saudi Arabia's rejected seat in a quick vote, particularly when the legality of a 14-member Security Council isn't certain.

Jordan To Be Elected to Security Council Friday

Jordan’s history in international security matters make it a solid candidate to fill Saudi Arabia’s rejected seat in a quick vote, particularly when the legality of a 14-member Security Council isn’t certain.

Most observers focused on the high number of states with poor human rights records that were elected, missing what could be a more significant and complementary take-away from this year’s race.

Election Day: The 2014 Human Rights Council Members Are….

Most observers focused on the high number of states with poor human rights records that were elected, missing what could be a more significant and complementary take-away from this year’s race.

UNESCO’s General Conference today elected Irina Bokova for a second four-year term as Director-General of the Organization. She was nominated for the position by UNESCO’s Executive Board on 4 October. […]

UNESCO General Conference elects Irina Bokova for second term as Director-General

UNESCO’s General Conference today elected Irina Bokova for a second four-year term as Director-General of the Organization. She was nominated for the position by UNESCO’s Executive Board on 4 October. […]