Morning Multilateralism, August 20

UN’s humanitarian aid coordinator wants more effective aid to Syria. European Union ministers will hold emergency session to discuss aid policy to Egypt; plus, African Union delegation to meet Egyptian officials. As tension between Britain and Spain continues, European Union  will send fact-finding mission to Gibraltar. United Nations panel set to hear evidence on North ...

UN's humanitarian aid coordinator wants more effective aid to Syria.

European Union ministers will hold emergency session to discuss aid policy to Egypt; plus, African Union delegation to meet Egyptian officials.

As tension between Britain and Spain continues, European Union  will send fact-finding mission to Gibraltar.

UN’s humanitarian aid coordinator wants more effective aid to Syria.

European Union ministers will hold emergency session to discuss aid policy to Egypt; plus, African Union delegation to meet Egyptian officials.

As tension between Britain and Spain continues, European Union  will send fact-finding mission to Gibraltar.

United Nations panel set to hear evidence on North Korean abuses.

Can ASEAN actually create a common market by next year?

More detail on Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir’s abbreviated trip to Nigeria.

NATO and Japanese commanders discuss anti-piracy efforts.

European Union and Indonesia back away from trade dispute over biofuels.

David Bosco is an associate professor at Indiana University's School of Global and International Studies. He is the author of books on the U.N. Security Council and the International Criminal Court, and is at work on a new book about governance of the oceans. Twitter: @multilateralist

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