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Political intrigue at the United Nations

Sri Lanka, April 20 -- The following excerpts are from a newly-released, 220-page book titled "No Comment - and Don't Quote me on That", a rich collection of political anecdotes, both serious and hil... Read More


A new Cold War threatens world peace

Sri Lanka, April 17 -- The growing criticism against the Security Council is directed largely at its collective failures to resolve ongoing conflicts and political crises in several hot spots, includi... Read More


World Bank: Impunity for disability discrimination

The 15, April 8 -- strong World Bank, which has funded over 12,000 development projects worldwide since 1947, is an international institution with a superlative reputation for its sustained efforts to... Read More


Sanitizing the killing of children in armed conflicts

Sri Lanka, March 23 -- The horrendous killings of children in military conflicts and civil wars - both by national armed forces and militant groups - have triggered widespread condemnation by human ri... Read More


UN jobs: Heavily tilted towards the Big Powers

Sri Lanka, March 18 -- The United Nations has continued to pursue a notoriously longstanding tradition of doling out some of the highest-ranking jobs either to the five big powers, who are permanent m... Read More


Women will not reach power parity for another 130 years - UN

Sri Lanka, March 13 -- The United Nations says the highest levels of political power remain the furthest from achieving gender parity in an increasingly male-dominated power structure worldwide. Wome... Read More


Yemen: An unnecessary tragedy

Sri Lanka, March 10 -- The United Nations has rightly described the deaths and devastation in war-ravaged Yemen as the "world's worst humanitarian disaster"- caused mostly by widespread air attacks on... Read More


Darker side of the world's offshore financial system

Sri Lanka, March 1 -- A sign outside a laundry in New York City had a frivolously flippant slogan: "We launder dirty clothes, not dirty money." And a 2019 movie titled Laundromat, based on a book Sec... Read More


When UN elections were tainted by bribery, cheque-book diplomacy and luxury cruises

Sri Lanka, Feb. 17 -- When UN member states compete for the presidency of the General Assembly or membership in the Security Council or in various UN bodies, the voting was largely tainted by bribery,... Read More


Where do UN diplomats hide during politically-sensitive voting?

Sri Lanka, Feb. 15 -- The United Nations, created in 1945 following the devastation caused by World War II was mandated with one central mission: the maintenance of international peace and security. ... Read More