United Nations.

South Sudan Crisis: A Failure Of A Half-Hearted International Community?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Responsibility for the unfolding disaster in South Sudan can also be laid at the door of the international community. The United States, for instance, was instrumental in pushing for its independence, but was not prepared for the long term commitment required to build a functioning state.

Meet the Young People in the UK Changing Their World on Youth Day

Alex Kent | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Kent

Today, on International Youth Day, we're celebrating the world's largest ever youth population - now 1.8 billion strong, and the amazing impact that young people are having. 2016 has been a huge year of challenge, change and opportunity, especially here in the UK. Never has the energy of young people more relevant.

UN Anti-Tobacco Meeting Seeks to Ban High-Ranking Government Officials

Yaël Ossowski | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK
Yaël Ossowski

It is unclear how many delegates may be banned from the conference or whether the media will be able to report on the proceedings, but public health advocates have already brought up possible decisions which are likely to be implemented in November.

Burma's Rohingya Need International Help Now More Than Ever

Tun Khin | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK
Tun Khin

Report after report have concluded that multiple violations of international law are being committed against the Rohingya. No government can say they don't know what is going on. It is to their shame that they allowed it to carry on.

Left Behind: Why the Global HIV Response Is Failing People Who Use Drugs

Rick Lines | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Rick Lines

This admirable pledge, which comes with a promise to 'leave no-one behind', will remain no more than a slogan. People who use drugs are being left behind and only a major injection of political courage, backed up by a redirection of the necessary resources away from drug control and into harm reduction, will change this.

The Reality of the Drone War in Pakistan

Mohsin Tanveer | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mohsin Tanveer

Yes drone attacks violate human rights - but the US has also made it clear that they are in a state of war with terrorists. What this means is that the law of war governs their actions - not the law of peace. It might be a good idea to get a grip on those concepts and develop a legal justification as to why the law of peace operates.

Sustainable Development Goals Go

Christian Friis Bach | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Christian Friis Bach

In these days, while UN member States meet in New York to assess progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals a new game, Pokemon Go, has been r...

The Republic of Korea Partners With Unesco for Stronger Cultural Industries in Uganda

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

With East Africa rapidly emerging as one of the the world's creative and entrepreneurial hotspots, UNESCO is launching a new project in Uganda on 27 July to strengthen the country's cultural industries and the skills of creative professionals.

Breaking the Silence on the UN Stage

Katrina Syran | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Katrina Syran

June 2016 and nations united in Geneva for a highly energized conference to bring power to empowered women. Speakers and influencers from all over th...

In the Eye of the Storm: Being a Rights Lawyer in China Today

Sir Geoffrey Nice | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Sir Geoffrey Nice

July is often Beijing's hottest month. The humidity is draining. Sometimes a thunderstorm breaks through the oppressive heat, for a while... But for those outside the country, the risk is surely less. On the anniversary of the crackdown we might ask ourselves, could we be doing more to stand with legal professionals in China?

How the Disunity Amongst UN Agencies Is Failing Syria

Roger Hearn | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Roger Hearn

This situation is deplorable - there needs to be a United Nations that can develop and implement immediate and critical decisions that focus on saving lives not careers or the competing interests of different UN agencies.

Stopping Blair Trashing International Law Means Justice Can Come

Jem Bendell | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jem Bendell

The Chilcot Report confirms what most British people knew in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Despite the misleading jingoism of tabloid n...

There Is Life After Brexit

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

The result of the UK referendum on the European Union membership came as a shock to Europe and the World. As someone who lived for twelve years in Bru...

Remain of the Days - Why Brexit Broke My Heart

Lynne Parker | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Lynne Parker

My remaining days as a European are sadly numbered. I have just spent the last week away on business in Italy and Germany as a guilt-free Europhile. I was still in Germany when the EU Referendum results were announced and at breakfast in my hotel I felt like I had to apologise on behalf of Great Britain for the ghastly reality of Brexit.

Invisible Women Let's Come Together to Support Widows Around the World

Lord Loomba | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Lord Loomba

Today I ask you to do the opposite - to share the message around the world that this cannot continue. For too long, the plight of widows and their families has been ignored, not talked about, not acted upon. Let's change that together.

Cucumbers? Blame the UN

Christian Friis Bach | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Christian Friis Bach

As the UK referendum on Brexit approaches I feel obliged to stand forward and confess. The European Union is often criticized for dealing with ridiculous things such as the shape of cucumbers: banning the curved ones and imposing straight ones on farmers and consumers alike.

Rwanda's Creative Industries Policy takes Shape through the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

''It's really important to have creativity to solve challenges in society, especially following our troubled past. We have to be creative to find solu...

Our Planet Needs a Purposeful Private Sector, confirms UN

Jem Bendell | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Jem Bendell

This week the bosses of some of the world's largest companies descend on New York to discuss the future of Planet Earth. The United Nations welcomes t...

Protection of Civilians in Conflict: A Test for the International Community

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

On 10 June 2016, the French Presidency of the Security Council organized a high level open debate on "Protection of Civilians in the Context of Peacek...

Open Letter to Ban Ki-moon

Marc DuBois | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
Marc DuBois

Millions of people heard you. I heard you. This is what you said before the World Humanitarian Summit.

Star Academy: Hague, Jolie, and the LSE

Julian Vigo | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

As a scholar with years of teaching experience plus research, public lectures, grants, as well as a body of academic publications to show for my years...

World Humanitarian Summit: Drowning ... In Silence

Helen Morton | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Politics
Helen Morton

The image of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler washed ashore on a Turkish beach, is one of the most resonant of our times. A picture that changed the pi...

Confusion Grows as UN Grills UK on Its Child Rights Record

Professor Aoife Nolan | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics
Professor Aoife Nolan

Ms Thewliss' efforts to focus attention on this issue are admirable. However, if the work of UN human rights bodies like the Committee is to be effective, then it is incumbent on both those who would use them - and those who report on them - to get the facts right.

World Humanitarian Summit: A Humanitarian Contribution to Peace Is the Missing Piece of the Puzzle

Harriet Lamb | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Harriet Lamb

What do you have as your screensaver? While some companies allow staff to revel in their favourite sunset snap or their kids pulling hideous faces, others provide the screensavers to focus minds on the top priorities.

Calling on the Private Sector to Help Reinforce Creative Industries

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

Strengthening partnerships with the private sector is the focus for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) as it enters a new era. The ...