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From Diplomat Artist Buzz: Having survived captivity & sexual violence, they must not be met with further stigmatization but nurtured & healed by their families, communities, & world at large. — Read More —

UN, World Bank Boosts Support for Women’s Health, Girl’s Education in Africa’s Sahel

Ban Ki-moon: “Help us create conditions where your daughters, your sisters & your wives have full equality. Help us create a society where women never have to fear violence at the hands of men. Help us create families where mothers & fathers decide together how many children they want to have.

Saudi Arabia Rejects Security Council Seat in Protest Move

 

 

The 15-member UNSC has primary responsibility for maintenance of international peace & security, and all Member States are obligated to comply with its decisions. 
Chad, Chile, Lithuania, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia were elected to serve, but Saudi Arabia surprisingly rejected its seat.

Blog Report: AFRICANS ADDRESSING AN AFRICAN CONFLICT: UN TO MANDATE MALI PEACEKEEPING FORCE? By Ambassador Mo
Mali has been embroiled in coups & rebel fighting complicated by famine that threatens to tear apart the country at its most vulnerable & expose its citizens to further deprivation & killing. As in several other states, relevant regional organizations, The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) & the African Union (AU), are seeking to deploy peacekeepers. –More–
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Blog Report: PROTECTING INFANCY OF IVORY COAST RECOVERY? By Ambassador Mo
The killing of 7 UN Peacekeepers (all from Niger) again threatens what has been a gradual even if erratic progress in Ivory Coast since  defeat of would-be dictator Laurent Gbagbo. Recent strife in Mali & Guinea-Bissau & still rising drought/famine in the Sahel have overshadowed Ivory Coast in last year. –More–
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