Post Tagged with: "united nations"

R2P and the Normative Accountability of the UN Security Council

R2P and the Normative Accountability of the UN Security Council

The legality of a particular military intervention depends on whether the UNSC sanctions it. Yet, no normative framework governs the UNSC decision-making in this regard.

The European Response to the Syrian War: Pathologies Uncovered

The European Response to the Syrian War: Pathologies Uncovered

The EU must effectively address its migration pathologies and dysfunctionalities to fulfil its humanitarian promise to be a space of freedom, prosperity and rule of law

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 26JAN06 - FR: Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Brad Pitt and Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations, New York with his spouse leaving the session 'A New Mindset for the UN' at the Annual Meeting 2006 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 26, 2006. 
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Angelina Jolie Pitt at LSE: Can Actors Be Effective Educators?

Publicity should not be a reason to stop good intentions; like those of a renowned actress with a strong commitment to raising awareness about refugees.

Maternity Ward.  A nurse from the Spanish Aecid team attends to a patien at the Eastern Visayas Hospital. Tacloban, Philippines.  11/20/13.

Global Health: Our Moral Compass in a World of Crisis

Ebola and Zika show that global health risks are at an all-time high. Lurking behind them are other disease threats that will not respect national boundaries.

An Orwellian Black Hole? Countering the Narrative That the UN Has Failed

An Orwellian Black Hole? Countering the Narrative That the UN Has Failed

The UN requires reform. Some of its methods are odious. But it is up to its members up to decide if they are willing to give the UN the tools it needs to be effective.

WWP: Women, War and Peace

WWP: Women, War and Peace

WWP is fundamental to any discussion of democracy, conflict management, natural disasters as well as development, social justice and good governance policies.

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.

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