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A group of UNSW students had a taste of working at the United Nations when they attended a high-profile model UN conference in New York.

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The world should bypass the UN because it is politically paralysed, argues Ned Dobos.

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While the international community seems unwilling to use force against President Assad, some glimmers of hope for action are emerging, writes Anthony Billingsley.

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Australia has once again shown its willingness to promote human rights abroad, but not at home, as the recent case of Stefan Nystrom has illustrated, writes George Williams.

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The chance of success for Kofi Annan's plans in Syria is slender. Should his initiatives fail, the crisis could become catastrophic, writes Anthony Billingsley.

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The Security Council's actions against Colonel Gaddafi in Libya have implications beyond the conflict itself and may signal a return of faith in collective security, writes international law expert Chris Michaelson.

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UNSW postgraduate law student, Samah Hadid, has been selected as Australia's Youth Ambassador to the United Nations for 2010.

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UNSW legal academic Megan Davis is the first Australian Indigenous woman to be elected to a UN body.

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UNSW has sent the largest delegation of any Australian university to a model United Nations event in The Hague, extending students' skills in international relations and diplomacy.

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The Rudd Government must act swiftly if a United Nations committee finds the Northern Territory intervention is racist, UNSW law professor George Williams says.

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