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2018/10/15 | Roy Ngerng
An Open Appeal to the UN: Please Do Not Leave the Taiwanese Behind
A Human Rights Defender makes an impassioned plea for the United Nations not to leave Taiwan behind as it pursues its 2030 sustainable development goals.
2018/09/01 | Policy Forum
Asia's Mental Health Support Systems Are Still Neglected by Policymakers
People living with mental disorders remain among Asia's most vulnerable and marginalized populations.
2018/05/07 | The Third Pole
Bhutan to Graduate from 'Least Developed Country' Status
An interview with the Thunder Dragon Kingdom's Gross National Happiness Secretary.
2017/11/14 | The Third Pole
Global Climate Summit Dominated by Budget Cuts, Red Tape
Many grants promised to countries to help combat climate change have been swapped out for loans.
2017/09/01 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Is the UN not Recognizing ROC Passports?
Check out our contributing cartoonist's experience entering the United Nations Office at Geneva.
2017/08/24 | Phil Robertson
Not the Time for Aung San Suu Kyi to Blink in Face of Rohingya Crisis
Myanmar needs to throw its full weight behind the commission’s recommendations, and especially not blink in dealing with the harder stuff, such as ensuring freedom of movement for all communities, prosecuting officials who use their positions to abuse rights or extort people, and ensuring humanitarian access and facing down Rakhine extremists who try to obstruct those operations and intimidate UN staffm writes Phil Robertson.
Why the UN is Abandoning Democracy in Asia
The 2017 edition of the Economic and Social Survey — ESCAP’s flagship publication — contains a chapter analyzing how governance affects development, and it is here that ESCAP parts ways with democracy.
2017/04/24 | ZiQing Low
Taiwan Fights to Attend International Forums in 2017, Despite Beijing’s Interference
Here we go again: Taiwan’s participation in international organizations continues to be undermined and blocked by Beijing.
2017/01/16 | The Japan Times
Japan Should Join U.N. Nuclear Arms Ban Talks
Japan has the duty to take part and play a meaningful role in the negotiations as a nation that knows firsthand what are the consequences of a nuclear attack.
2016/11/26 | Huw Slater
A Climate Agreement That May Survive
The Paris Agreement is not the only climate change treaty to be signed in the past 12 months.
2016/11/04 | The Japan Times
Japan’s Hypocritical Nuclear Stance
Japan’s vote at the United Nations last week contradicts the nation’s long-standing call for the elimination of such weapons.
2016/10/28 | The Japan Times
Japan Witholding Millions in UNESCO Contributions
If Japan is unhappy with the way UNESCO is run, it should present rational proposals to improve the operation from within instead of by resorting to financial pressures.
2016/10/12 | The Japan Times
OPINION: UN Secretary-General Choice Disappointing for Women
The failure to follow through on the expectation that the next U.N. secretary-general would be a woman is a reminder of the flaws in that selection process and the glass ceiling that more than half the world's population continues to confront.
2016/10/04 | The Japan Times
OPINION: Backbone Needed to Curb Nuclear Testing
More efforts are needed to get all nations on board the UN's Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
2016/09/30 | J. Michael Cole
OP-ED: Is the West Losing the Influence War to China?
Like-minded coalitions of major states are increasingly unable to counter Beijing’s efforts to isolate Taiwan at international institutions.
2016/08/22 | Olivia Yang
Duterte Slams U.N., Threatens to Leave Global Organization
The United Nations has called out Duterte's war on drugs, but the Philippine president isn't having any of it.
China and the UN Convention Against Corruption: A 10-Year Appraisal
UNCAC provides an unique opportunity for states not only to institutionalize international cooperation but also to improve their national anticorruption policies and promote the rule of law. Unfortunately, the 10th anniversary of China’s ratification of the Convention offers no grounds for celebration on these two fronts.