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Ibtisam Azem

Ibtisam Azem

In–depth: The former High Commissioner for the UN Human Rights Council spoke to The New Arab about investigating the illegality of Israel's occupation, double standards in international law, and her experiences fighting South African apartheid.

21 December, 2022

In-depth: The fate of the forcibly disappeared is one of the war's greatest tragedies. Syrian families are now calling for a UN-backed mechanism to track their missing relatives as soon as possible.

29 November, 2022

In-depth: The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, Philippe Lazzarini, speaks to The New Arab about UNRWA's work, funding challenges, hopes, and the role that Arab countries should play.

18 October, 2022

US ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield spoke to The New Arab about the US position on Ukraine, the Iran nuclear deal, Israel’s occupation and violence in East Jerusalem, Yemen's ceasefire and Libya.

22 April, 2022

In-depth: In this exclusive interview, Kenneth Roth shares the findings from Human Rights Watch's 32nd annual World Report, and discusses the challenges posed by human rights violations and threats to democracy in the MENA region and beyond.

28 January, 2022

In-depth: Israel will not end its occupation of Palestine as long as the international community doesn’t hold it accountable, says UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Michael Lynk.

14 January, 2022

Norwegian Ambassador Juul speaks about the priorities of her country for the presidency of the month, which include issues related to women, peace and security, climate, protection of civilians and peace diplomacy.

07 January, 2022

The German foreign minister spoke to The New Arab about the Middle East during the high level General Assembly meetings at the UN.

04 October, 2020

The New Arab spoke with UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande about dealing with coronavirus in war-torn Yemen.

02 June, 2020

Interview with Humanitarian and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the UN's $2 billion humanitarian response plan.

26 March, 2020