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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. […]

UPDATE: Jordan has dropped out of the race for the HRC, and is competing instead for the Security Council seat won and rejected by Saudi Arabia.  This makes the Asia-Pacific […]

The P-5 on the HRC?

UPDATE: Jordan has dropped out of the race for the HRC, and is competing instead for the Security Council seat won and rejected by Saudi Arabia.  This makes the Asia-Pacific […]

UNESCO’s General Conference is taking place now, and is to continue through November 16th. It is scheduled to elect the UNESCO Director General for the next four years on Tuesday, […]

USA Sidelined at Election of UNESCO Chief

UNESCO’s General Conference is taking place now, and is to continue through November 16th. It is scheduled to elect the UNESCO Director General for the next four years on Tuesday, […]

Amidst backdrop of growing tensions at the WIPO, two candidates have been formally nominated to head the organization.

WIPO Elections Update: The Campaign Begins

Amidst backdrop of growing tensions at the WIPO, two candidates have been formally nominated to head the organization.

With five candidates for four seats, one aspirant will find itself left on the sidelines and one will be joining the Council for the first time.

Africa’s first-time candidates for Human Rights Council

With five candidates for four seats, one aspirant will find itself left on the sidelines and one will be joining the Council for the first time.

In September, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that he had decided to to create a Scientific Advisory Board to inform the debate on sustainable development. The announcement was made at […]

UN Scientific Advisory Board Named

In September, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that he had decided to to create a Scientific Advisory Board to inform the debate on sustainable development. The announcement was made at […]

This morning, Security Council watchers were left “baffled, perplexed, puzzled, and scratching their heads” with the annoucment of Saudi Arabia’ rejection of the seat which it won easily less than […]

Saudi Arabia wins, rejects seat on the UN Security Council

This morning, Security Council watchers were left “baffled, perplexed, puzzled, and scratching their heads” with the annoucment of Saudi Arabia’ rejection of the seat which it won easily less than […]