Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres nominated for UN secretary-general
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres nominated for UN secretary-general

Zach Dyer - July 7, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís nominated Christiana Figueres Olsen for U.N. secretary-general Thursday morning during a ceremony at San José, Costa Rica's iconic National Theater. Former NASA astronaut Franklin…

President Solís wants fewer words, more action from UN Security Council 
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Global
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President Solís wants fewer words, more action from UN Security Council 

Zach Dyer - October 1, 2015

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís called for a more “proactive,” interventionist United Nations Security Council during his address before the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday morning. Solís…

President Solís tells world leaders Costa Rica is a model of sustainable development
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Environment and Wildlife
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President Solís tells world leaders Costa Rica is a model of sustainable development

Zach Dyer - September 28, 2015

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís told world leaders gathered in New York this past weekend that his country's sustainable development model is worthy of emulation. Solís…

UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for goods
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UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for goods

Carole Landry | AFP - June 11, 2015

UNITED NATIONS – U.N. peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewelry, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of U.N. rules, according…

UN panel to probe Dag Hammarskjold’s 1961 plane crash death
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Crime
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UN panel to probe Dag Hammarskjold’s 1961 plane crash death

AFP - March 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations named a panel of independent experts Monday to reopen an investigation into the death of U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold in a mysterious…

Behind the scenes at the UN
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Global
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Behind the scenes at the UN

David J. Rothkopf | Foreign Policy - September 26, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — Much like the schizophrenic reality of the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly itself, this week's conclave of world leaders in New…

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