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Understanding United Nations reform. Ten theoretical clues: (2) Limits to power
By Petru Dumitriu on 19 Jan 2015 | From the channel/s:
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Recognising the irreplaceable role the United Nations (UN) plays globally means explicitly accepting multilateralism as the fundamental matrix of international cooperation, against a background of globalisation and in view of the existence of common interests of all states, beyond their own...

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Diplomatic distancing
By Mary on 13 Jan 2015 | From the channel/s:
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As more than 40 heads of state and dignitaries visited Paris on Sunday to show their solidarity with the people of France under the banner of anti-terrorism and freedom of speech, some in Budapest were wondering why Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had been invited.

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Understanding United Nations reform. Ten theoretical clues: (1) The relevance of the current mandate
By Petru Dumitriu on 7 Jan 2015 | From the channel/s:
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‘Reform’ is a very fashionable term. No respectable statesman or head of an organisation would speak about their leadership intentions without a generous use of the notion.

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Influencing UK authorities to act in the interest of vulnerable people
By Editor on 6 Jan 2015 | From the channel/s:
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Mark Forsyth is Refugee Support Services Coordinator with the British Red Cross. His work focuses on asylum seekers and refugees, in particular unaccompanied child asylum seekers.

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Press conferences in the twenty-first century
By Mary on 29 Sep 2014 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

Diplomacy, like any other profession, has had to move with the times. Diplomats ignore the power of social media at their peril.

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The Charter of the United Nations interpreted by an artist: Amedeo Besana
By Petru Dumitriu on 21 Sep 2014 | From the channel/s:
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Memoirs of UN Secretaries-General: political correctness and prediction of the future
By Petru Dumitriu on 18 Aug 2014 | From the channel/s:
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The United Nations’ Secretaries-General who came in office after U Thant have no excuse for being, if they were, politically incorrect.

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Memoirs of UN Secretaries-General: Eyes on the Spies
By Petru Dumitriu on 10 Aug 2014 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

Some of the distinguished participants in Diplo’s course on multilateral diplomacy believe in the magic of figures. They deem that under normal circumstances, rebus sic stantibus, Article 100 of the United Nations Charter should have contents of paramount importance. Why?

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Diplomacy and the revenge of globalization (Part II)
By Laurence Pope on 6 Aug 2014 | From the channel/s:
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In a world where information moves with the speed of a click, much has changed. Not long ago many of us were touched by the plight of several hundred young girls kidnapped in Northern Nigeria. A Twitter campaign, #save our girls, was launched.

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Diplomacy and the revenge of globalization (Part I)
By Laurence Pope on 1 Aug 2014 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

Diplomacy has been around since there have been sovereign states with a need to coexist, but the word is a relatively recent coinage. It has little to do with folded papers, deriving from ‘diplomatics’, the study of ancestry and titles.

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