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Has Abe got Trump's measure? Golf diplomacy puts Japan back on the green

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Craig Mark, Kyoritsu Women's University Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe managed to be the first foreign leader to visit then president-elect Donal...

Forget sanctions, reining in North Korea will need a whole new approach

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Onlookers watch news of another North Korean ballistic missile test in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Hong-Ji Lully Miura, University of Tokyo North Korea ...

Leading economists agree: closing borders is not the answer to inequality

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business
The Conversation Global

Building a great big wall will not close the gap. Jorge Duenes/Reuters Ashwini Deshpande, University of Delhi US President Donald Trump wants to bui...

Statue wars reveal contested history of Japan's 'comfort women'

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.07.2017 | Women
The Conversation Global

Jason Reed/Reuters Ethan Hee-Seok Shin, Yonsei University On December 30 2016, a South Korean civic group placed a bronze statue of a girl in front ...

Will Colombia's most 'stubborn' rebel group agree to peace?

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.07.2017 | Latino Voices
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Will the ELN guerrillas lay down arms? Jose Gomez/Reuters Fabio Andres Diaz, International Institute of Social Studies On February 7, two months aft...

Life in limbo: the Rohingya refugees trapped between Myanmar and Bangladesh

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.06.2017 | Religion
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A member of Border Guard Bangladesh stands guard on a watchtower near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border to prevent Rohingya refugees from illegal border c...

Four scenarios that give hope to the world in 2017

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.09.2017 | Home
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The United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution on monitoring evacuations from besieged parts of Aleppo. Andrew Kelly/Reuters Nicolas Tenze...

Is the US really ready to end its drug war?

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.06.2017 | Latino Voices
The Conversation Global

Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong In recent years an international movement to reform global narcotics policies has been growing, with act...

From Latin America, a 2017 wishlist for the United Nations

The Conversation Global | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home
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Neither of these distinguished gentlemen appears to be a Latin American woman. Lucas Jackson/Reuters Raul Salgado Espinoza, Facultad Latinoamericana ...

Forging leadership opportunities for women police officers in Albania

UN Women | Posted 07.07.2016 | Home
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The leadership training program is being replicated in 2016 with 29 senior women police officers participating. Divided into two groups, the first will be certified by the end of June and the second group will start in autumn.

From Where I Stand: Maruti Joshi

UN Women | Posted 05.29.2016 | Home
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Cross-posted from UN Women Photo courtesy of Maruti Joshi. “When I joined the Indian police force in 1997, I was the first and only female officer i...

From Where I Stand: Nahimana Fainesi

UN Women | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
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Cross-posted fromUN WomenPhoto: UN Women/Catianne Tijerina “This is my second time living in communal camps, second time running away from civil war...

From Where I Stand: Zaad Al-khair

UN Women | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home
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Cross-posted from UN Women Photo: UN Women/Christopher Herwig “The day I fled to Jordan there was heavy shelling in my neighbourhood. There were bom...

Women Police Making Strides Across Africa

UN Women | Posted 04.14.2016 | Home
UN Women

At 8 years of age, Sadatu Reeves came across photographs of women police officers in a magazine her father brought home from abroad. The empowered images sparked a deep-seated desire to don her own uniform.

Dodging Bombs And Building Trust in Yemen

UN Women | Posted 03.25.2017 | Home
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It's 6 a.m. and the sound of airstrikes startle her awake. She rushes to the window, which is shielded in plastic to protect the 110 staff living in this UN compound from shrapnel. She breathes a sigh of relief.

In Burundi, Women Peace Mediators Avert Conflict

UN Women | Posted 01.29.2017 | Women
UN Women

Between 1993 and 2005, the civil war in Burundi cost approximately 300,000 lives and left hundreds of thousands displaced. In 2015, strife erupted once again.

Women in Mali Demand Equal Role in Peace Accords

UN Women | Posted 10.16.2016 | Impact
UN Women

After more than three and a half years of armed conflict in Mali, a peace agreement was finally signed on 20 June 2015, marking the end of more than 10 months of mediation led by Algeria and the international community. It renewed hope for the country's population of over 15 million.

Women's Situation Rooms Boost Peaceful Voting in Africa

UN Women | Posted 10.08.2016 | Impact
UN Women

Because women face additional threats and barriers to voting around the world, early interventions are key to reduce, forestall or take decisive action if any electoral violence erupts.

The Day of International Criminal Justice: Exploring shared values of the ICC and the UN

Tiina Intelmann | Posted 09.21.2014 | Home
Tiina Intelmann

Those who fear and oppose the Court capitalize on silence to claim that the Court is losing support. This year, my office, together with the Court, marked the Day of International Criminal Justice by inviting state officials and the general public to commemorate 17 July together.

Delivering America's Promise to Women Who Are Raped in War and Conflict

Serra Sippel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Serra Sippel

A woman's right to dignity and bodily integrity is violated when she is raped in war and torture. Women must have access to services that may restore -- if only slightly -- her health and bodily integrity.