Post Tagged with: "UN"

Lessons for Sustainable Development from the UN’s Global Desertification Regime

Lessons for Sustainable Development from the UN’s Global Desertification Regime

There is significant potential to link the global regimes for climate, biodiversity, trade, and water, in order to facilitate a broader sustainable development agenda.

Review – Feminist Strategies in International Governance

Review – Feminist Strategies in International Governance

Caglar, Prügl & Zwingel’s excellent collection will hopefully help steer the agenda of institutions like the UN and the World Bank towards innovative feminist policies.

Human Security at Twenty: Civilizing Process or Civilizing Mission?

Human Security at Twenty: Civilizing Process or Civilizing Mission?

The problem for human security is that it continues to be articulated in terms unintelligible to the majority of the subjects in whose name it speaks: humanity.

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.

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