Politics & Diplomacy

Mar 08, 2019

UNPO Kicks Off Unrepresented Women Campaign with Release of Study on Minority Women in Politics

On Friday 8 March 2019, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the UNPO and the Coppieters Foundation release a report entitled “Minority women in politics – The political participation and representation of minority and migrant women in Europe”. The study identifies differences in representation, analyses factors that produce better levels of representation in some places...

Mar 08, 2019

UNPO Kicks Off Unrepresented Women Campaign with...

On Friday 8 March 2019, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the UNPO and the Coppieters Foundation release a report entitled “Minority women in politics – The political participation...

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Mar 06, 2019

District of Columbia: Lawmakers Throw Support...

Last Thursday [28 March 2019], 29 senators introduced the Washington, D.C. Admission act, a bill that would finally give Washington residents full representation in Congress. In 1993, the previous vote...

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Feb 25, 2019

Taiwan: 2020 Presidential Campaign to Focus on...

On 19 February, the Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen announced her plans to seek re-election in 2020. In an unexpected move, she made her plans public on CNN, rather than in her native Taipei. Whilst the...

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Feb 20, 2019

Taiwan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Urges WHO...

The Taiwanese government has been pushing for an invitation this year to the World Health Assembly, after two years of exclusion. In 2017, after seven years of participation as an observer under the name...

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Feb 15, 2019

Ogaden: ONLF Signs Agreement for Mutual Cooperation...

On Friday, 8 February, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) signed an agreement with Somali authorities to affirm commitment in face of the fact that extreme poverty and human rights abuses remain...

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Feb 12, 2019

Catalonia: Spain Insists Trial is “Not Political”...

The Spanish ambassador to the UK accused the Catalan regional government of “a massive campaign of disinformation.” The statement falls in line with the general Spanish government’s effort...

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Feb 12, 2019

East Turkestan: Families of Detainees Call for...

On 10 February, Chinese authorities released a video supposedly proving the well-being of the Uyghur musician Abdurehim Heyit. Whilst the release of the video of Mr Heyit’s confession was released...

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Feb 08, 2019

Taiwan: Authoritarian Chinese Communist Party...

On January 30, China’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman criticized the Taiwanese Democratic Progressive Party government for placing “unreasonable restrictions” on the right to vote and...

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