Location: Asia

Shiraz Maher – Inside the Mind of an Islamic Extremist

Islamic extremism expert Shiraz Maher draws from both his academic background and his personal history to address why people all over the

Kimberley Motley – Afghanistan’s Only Foreign Litigator

American attorney Kimberley Motley talks about her dramatic experience as the only foreign litigator in Afghanistan as she strives to promote the

Kambiz Hosseini – Using Satire as a Tool for Change in Iran

Iranian actor and television host Kambiz Hosseini, who lives in exile in the United States, discusses the importance of comedy as a

Ji Seong-ho – Living in, and Defecting from, North Korea

North Korean refugee Ji Seong-ho shares his powerful story of struggle and survival. He describes growing up during North Korea’s grueling famine

Maryam Faghihimani – Being the Daughter of an Iranian Ayatollah

Iranian human rights scholar and activist Maryam Faghihimani describes her personal experience as the daughter of one of Iran’s most prominent ayatollahs.

Pravit Rojanaphruk – Freedom Under Thai Military Rule

Thai journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk describes his fight for democracy in his home country following the May 2014 military coup. Talking about his

Mustafa Akyol – Turkish Government Becoming Authoritarian

Turkish writer and journalist Mustafa Akyol argues that efforts to bring Turkey towards an Islamic liberal governance model were reversed by President

Nurul Izzah Anwar – The Opposition Movement in Malaysia

Nurul Izzah Anwar, Malaysian MP and daughter of imprisoned opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, describes how she was drawn into the opposition movement

Mukhtar Mai – Gang Rape as Honor Punishments in Pakistan

Pakistani women’s rights advocate Mukhtar Mai tells the horrifying story of how she became the victim of honor punishment in 2002, when

Lidia Yusupova – Working as a Journalist and Lawyer in Chechnya

Lidia Yusupova shares her harrowing experiences working as a journalist and a lawyer in Chechnya. She recounts the horrors she witnessed during

Park Sang Hak – Torture, Executions, Slavery in North Korea

North Korean defector and democracy activist Park Sang Hak exposes the severity of the human rights atrocities in North Korea. Park discusses

UN Permanent Observer Organisations in Asia

This is a list of all Intergovernmental organizations and other entity’s that currently have permanent offices at the United Nations (UN) headquarters,

UN Permanent Observer Organisations in The Middle East

This is a list of all Intergovernmental organizations and other entity’s that currently have permanent offices at the United Nations (UN) headquarters,

United Nations Non-Member Observer States in Asia

This is a list of all non-member nations/countries situated in Asia which currently have permanent offices at the United Nations (UN) headquarters.

United Nations Non-Member Observer States in The Middle East

This is a list of all non-member nations/countries situated in the Middle East which currently have permanent offices at the United Nations
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