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Five Things You Need to Know About #Commit2deliver

Allan Pamba | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK
Allan Pamba

Brought together under the Every Woman Every Child partnership umbrella, these new creative solutions along with resources, collaboration and commitment will be able to make a difference to women and children, save lives and improve the prospects of future generations.

The Road to Good Nutrition Is One We Must Walk Together

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer

What does it mean at the village level when researchers, business, UN agencies, civil society and other sectors collaborate to reduce micronutrient deficiency? It means fewer children falling sick. Fewer adults too fatigued to work. Fewer mothers dying in childbirth.

Over 110 States Agree to Tackle Sexual Violence in Conflict - Perhaps International Solidarity Isn't Dead After All?

Howard Mollett | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Politics
Howard Mollett

It goes without saying that preventing sexual violence in conflict is not an easy task. The declaration adopted yesterday represents an important step at the political level, which should not be sniffed at. Yet how it translates into action in the DRC peace process, and in funding for those working to prevent and respond to this violence on the ground, will be the test of its rhetoric.

Restorative Justice for Survivors of the Rwandan Genocide

Noam Schimmel | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

Who knows best what the needs of Rwandan genocide survivors are as they seek to rebuild their lives? Genocide survivors themselves.

The Final Push for a Loophole-Less Arms Trade Treaty

Ben Donaldson | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Donaldson

In November last year, UN member states voted overwhelmingly in favour of finalising a global Arms Trade Treaty in March 2013. The creation of such a treaty could significantly reduce the armed violence caused by weapons falling into the hands of criminals, insurgents and human rights abusers.

Outcry at Settlement Expansion in E1 Affirms Support for Israel

Hannah Weisfeld | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Politics
Hannah Weisfeld

Announcing settlement expansion is hardly new in the recent history of Israel, so why such an extreme reaction to the area known as E1? E1 is piece of land 12km squared, in between East Jerusalem and the settlement of Ma'ale Adumim.

What Will be the 'X Factor' to Ending Global Poverty?

Phil Mulligan | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Politics
Phil Mulligan

The opening of the United Nations General Assembly gathering in New York each September is celebrated with as much verve by multilateralist groupies as the start of each autumn's new season of the X Factor is by fans of pop culture. Both 'shows' are filled with stars at various points on the azimuth, giving grandstanding performances that appeal to voters. But there the analogy ends.

Why Netanyahu's Cartoon Bomb Should Be Taken Seriously

Toby Greene | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Netanyahu will hope his speech further galvanises the already considerable international efforts to pressure Iran through sanctions and diplomacy to stop enrichment, at least to the 20% level. Netanyahu knows that the international community is keen to prevent Iran getting a bomb, but also to prevent Israel from resorting to military action.

UNGA-UNGA Parties

Ian Linden | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Politics
Ian Linden

The UN General Assembly lies at the intersection of hopes, expectations and much denigration. Most of it is unrealistic or unfair. The creation of the UN was not an idealistic innovation - though it represented ideals and aspects that were new - but an historically recognisable continuation of international politics.

'We Must Honour Our Promises On Aid'

PA | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

David Cameron has arrived in New York for a two-day visit which will take in a speech to the United Nations and a high-profile appearance on US TV's L...

Obama Defends 'Free Expression' At UN

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

President Obama has defended the tenet of “free expression” in the face of ongoing protests over an anti-Islam film. Speaking at a gathering of...

Syria Blocks Live Video Website In Attempt To Halt Uprising

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK

The Syrian government has blocked access to a website offering live video of the embattled city of Homs, after the UN adopted a resolution condemning ...

Forget the EU, it's Time to Reform the UN Security Council

Mike Giles | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Politics
Mike Giles

The Security Council, formed after World War Two, appears out of tune with the realities of the 21st Century - in its makeup, its priorities, its voting methods and its enforcement of resolutions.