Post Tagged with: "UN"

Australia Should Pursue Ambitious Climate Change Mitigation Policies

Australia Should Pursue Ambitious Climate Change Mitigation Policies

A successful transformation of the energy system will ultimately depend on a political agenda that comprises a plurality of efficient climate policy instruments.

UN Peacekeeping in Darfur: A ‘Quagmire’ That We Cannot Accept

UN Peacekeeping in Darfur: A ‘Quagmire’ That We Cannot Accept

The Security Council must move away from its policy of militarized peacekeeping in favour of doing something that may actually work in alleviating human suffering.

The Human Right to Health

The Human Right to Health

There are many policy issues at the national and international levels that could be informed by the right to health, but an important one concerns access to health care by irregular migrants.

One Year After RIO+20: Is Sustainable Development on Track In India?

One Year After RIO+20: Is Sustainable Development on Track In India?

The idea of sustainable development might be rhetorical. With that in mind, there may be very little substance for the UN or other agencies to showcase.

R2P and its Application to the Crisis in Mali

R2P and its Application to the Crisis in Mali

R2P offers itself as an attractive, all-encompassing alternative to those who want more emphasis on measures short of war. In Mali, it has a positive role to play in responding to human rights violations.

Cypriot Women’s Struggles for Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Cypriot Women’s Struggles for Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Cyprus’ problems go beyond ethnicized politics into the fabric of its social order. A gender equality perspective can liberate men and women to build a healthier, just and democratic society.

UNSCR 1325 in Palestine: Strengthening or Disciplining Women’s Peace Activism?

UNSCR 1325 in Palestine: Strengthening or Disciplining Women’s Peace Activism?

Many local actors remain sceptical of 1325. In Palestine the Resolution has not strengthened, but rather disciplined, women’s political activism within a specific international feminist peace agenda.

What is the United Nations For?

What is the United Nations For?

The Civil War in Sri Lanka ended in May 2009. To date there have been no international prosecutions for the crimes that occurred. That is the gravest failure highlighted by recent disclosures.

Options and Prospects for the BASIC at Doha, COP-18

Options and Prospects for the BASIC at Doha, COP-18

COP-18 is the last meeting before the Kyoto Protocol expires. Brazil, South Africa, India and China are a bridge between developed & developing nations that must shake itself to life for any conclusive bargain to be reached.

The Linear Mindset in the UN Engagement with Timor-Leste

The Linear Mindset in the UN Engagement with Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is portrayed as a successful case of UN intervention. However, this perception of Timor-Leste as a success is misguided and plays an important role in regards to the use of UN peace instruments and also in regards to the very credibility of the UN itself.

Assessing Rio Plus 20

Assessing Rio Plus 20

It is too early to tell whether the Rio Plus 20 conference has been a success or failure. Assessing its impact rests on the question of whether or not political actors are able to build from the conference.

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