Post Tagged with: "united nations"

Interview – Achim Steiner

Interview – Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner discusses the outcomes of the recent Paris Climate Conference, the role of philanthropy in combating climate change, and the concept of the Anthropocene.

Review – G20 Governance for a Globalized World

Review – G20 Governance for a Globalized World

Although his critique of the UN is problematic, Kirton’s book remains an important contribution based on a solid foundation of political theory and empirical knowledge.

The UN through the Pop-Culture Looking Glass

The UN through the Pop-Culture Looking Glass

At 70 years of age the United Nations barely registers in the history of either the big or the small screen, and when it does the results are markedly unflattering.

The Sustainable Development Goals:  An Assessment of Ambition

The Sustainable Development Goals: An Assessment of Ambition

The SDGs provide global recognition to a broad spectrum of achievements, besides economic growth, that have come to be associated with ‘development’.

The Rohingya, Genocide and a New Dawn for Myanmar

The Rohingya, Genocide and a New Dawn for Myanmar

Putting right the terrible suffering which has been systematically inflicted upon the Rohingya is going to require a great deal of political courage.

What’s Wrong with the Refugee Convention?

What’s Wrong with the Refugee Convention?

The UN Refugee Convention and the rights and obligations which flow from it are inadequate and need to be fundamentally revised.

Image by UN Photo (Jean-Marc Ferré)

Why Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Record Does Not Matter

In the context of the strained security situation in the Middle East and Europe it seems unlikely that human rights considerations will gain the upper hand.

Image by UN Photo (Marie Frechon)

The UN’s Shame: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping

The UN’s Zero-Tolerance Policy simply does not work and neither a particularly good job protecting the local population nor, for that matter, the UN’s reputation.

Protection from Protectors: Sexual Abuse in UN Peacekeeping Missions

Protection from Protectors: Sexual Abuse in UN Peacekeeping Missions

The UN has to live up to its commitment to eradicate sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers and act upon unknown outcomes and severely deficient victim assistance.

Interview – Daniele Archibugi

Interview – Daniele Archibugi

Professor Archibugi answers questions on the divide between domestic politics and foreign policy, the concept of cosmopolitan democracy, and the limits of sovereignty.

A Seat at the Table: International LGBTQ Rights at the United Nations

A Seat at the Table: International LGBTQ Rights at the United Nations

Despite promising developments, initiatives to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories under law have largely failed at the United Nations.

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