The FY 2013 Budget has plenty for UN observers to be happy about including an increase to peacekeepers and new hope for a restoration of UNESCO funding.
After twin vetoes in the Security Council, it looks like the Arab League hasn’t given up on the United Nations. Reports have been trickling out today that the League of Arab States may push for a new resolution to be taken up in the General Assembly
After last minute bid for amendment fails, Russia and China veto the Security Council's draft resolution on Syria.
"The United States is back". So where is it going next?
For South Africa, January may be its last big chance to prove that it has what it takes to be a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
The Russian Federation is finally engaging at the UN Security Council on Syria, but the cause for joy is muted.
President Joseph Kabila has won out against his many, many opponents to claim another term as the leader of the DRC. His primary opponent, Etienne Tshisekedi, took 32% of the vote, but it looks like Tshisekedi may be declaring himself president anyway. Results may be out, but the elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are far from over.
To say that this current round of elections in the DRC are not proceeding as smoothly as planned would be an understatement.
Almost worse than the expected scorn, the United Nations was completely ignored at this debate. “U.N.”, uttered only once throughout the entire evening, in the context of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran calling for Israel to be wiped off the map on the floor of the General Assembly. (He didn’t.)