Strategies for building awareness for the potential of peace education in Cameroon Ben Oru Mforndip
Has Democracy Enhanced Development in Africa? Conrad John Masabo
Permanent Emergency Powers in France: The ‘Law to Strengthen Internal Security and the Fight Against Terrorism’ and the Protection of Human Rights Lena Muhs
Women’s Political Representation in Sri Lanka: Leading towards Prosperity or Peril Pujika Rathnayake
Lack of empathy as a threat to peace Victoria Scheyer
The death of democracy in Honduras Daniel Bagheri S.
The Persons Who Changed the Lives of Terrorists and Criminals Surya Nath Prasad
Teaching Peace from Tales of the City: Peace Education through the Memoryscapes of Nagasaki Patporn Phoothong
Reflections of Refugees in Africa Wyclife Ong'eta Mose
Challenges and prospects of AU to implement the Ezulwini Consensus: The case of collective security and the use of force Tunamsifu Shirambere Philippe
The Right to Food Shant Melkonian
Freedom of Expression Under Threat in Zambia Mariateresa Garrido
Douglas Janoff on LGBTQIA Human Rights Luciana Téllez
Common Things: Communication, Community, Communal Peacebuilding Lina Patricia Forero Martínez
The political Crisis of the 2017 Honduran Election Daniel Bagheri S.
Water Security in the Sixaola River Basin Adrián Martinez Blanco and Diana Ubico Durán
Reborn Arunima Chouguley
An Open Letter to the American People: Political Responsibility in the Nuclear Age Richard Falk, David Krieger, and Robert Laney
- International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 03/21/2012
21 March Message of the UN Secretary-General, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2012
- UN voices sorrow and pledges assistance after deadly quake and tsunami strike Japan 03/11/2011
The United Nations News Center details the United Nations' response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan, including comments by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
- UN agencies call for $460 million to assist Pakistani flood victims 08/11/2010
The current monsoon season in Pakistan has brought the heaviest rains ever recorded. These rains have plagued the country with severe flooding that has affected over 14 million people. In light of this, the UN is requesting $460 million for shelter, food aid and emergency health care.
- Election News 12/10/2009
The world has witnessed many elections in the closing months of 2009. This is a compilation of recent UN News reports about elections in Afghanistan, the Philippines and Burundi.
The report highlights Afghanistan’s potential for development and peace in-light of the recent Presidential Elections and the announcement from the United States to deploy 30,000 more troops to the country. The compilation also features two articles about a recent election-related massacre in the Philippines. Finally, the 2010 elections in Burundi have already attracted UNDP assistance and international attention.
- Recent challenges concerning UN's operations 11/04/2009
This is a compilation of several UN News articles from the past week. The feature begins with concern of migrants and the UN's efforts to accommodate this massive trend. The second article focuses on the elections in Afghanistan, with withdrawal of Abdullah Abdullah current president Karzai's contender, on the grounds of fraud. The next article outlines the DDR process in Sudan, with the current return of 15,000 former soldiers. Finally, typhoon season in the South Asia has again caused massive destruction in the Philippines and Viet Nam.
- DR Congo: UN restarts stalled reintegration of ethnic fighters 10/08/2009
- World is over-armed and peace is under-funded, Ban tells civil society forum 09/10/2009
- General Assembly condemns coup in Honduras 06/30/2009
- News Roundup: Recent UN statements regarding violence against women 03/06/2009
Even more so than previous leaders, Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has made the struggle to overcome gendered discrimination and sexual violence a top UN priority. The Secretary General has argued passionately that presisting inequality between women and men is a major barrier to achieving the Millineum Development Goals, and that violence against women and girls is a moral abomination that cannot be tolerated in the international community.
The following news summary contains Ban´s latest statement, announcing the theme of this year´s International Women's Day activities, as well as a statement by Yakin Ertürk, Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women to the UN.
- Ban Ki Moon in Gaza 01/21/2009
- Ban Ki Moon: the UN has a key role to play in ending the Gaza conflict 01/05/2009
- UN’s Choice: Millennium Development Goals vs. Financial Crisis! 10/29/2008
Key words: UN, millennium development goals (MDGs), financial crisis, poverty, economic turbulance, collective security, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
- Security Council meets again to discuss violence in South Ossetia, Georgia 08/09/2008
- Only political will can bring lasting peace, outgoing UN peacekeeping chief 07/30/2008
- Security Council Demands Action to End Sexual Violence as a Tactic in War 06/26/2008
Key words: resolution, security council, sexual violence, UN, war
- Five non-permanent Security Council members elected for seats starting next year 10/18/2007