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UN Security Council Should Stand In Solidarity With Survivors Of Rape In Conflict

UN Security Council Should Stand In Solidarity With Survivors Of Rape In Conflict

There is no excuse for continuing to fail those who have already been victimized – as well as those who continue to be at risk of – devastating levels of sexual violence in conflict The honor bestowed on us by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in late 2018, when we jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, […]

Women’s Meaningful Participation in Peace – Where Are The Barriers And What Can Be Done?

Building and sustaining peace needs women’s voice and leadership. When women are included in peace processes, peace agreements are more likely to last for 15 years or more. Yet, just two years shy of the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council resolution 1325, which placed women’s meaningful participation at the heart of peacebuilding, conflict […]

South Africa Elected to UN Security Council for 2019-20

South Africa Elected to UN Security Council for 2019-20

United Nations General Assembly elected South Africa to serve on the UN Security Council for the term 2019-20 as a non-permanent member. This will be the third time that South Africa will be serving on the council since the end of white-minority apartheid rule in 1994, the country’s presidency said in emailed statement Friday.

Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru, Poland, Ivory Coast Elected To UN Security Council

Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru, Poland, Ivory Coast Elected To UN Security Council

The 193-member United Nations General Assembly elected Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland to the U.N. Security Council on Friday for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2018. The Netherlands was elected for a one-year term after reaching a deal with Italy last year to split a two-year term. Voting between the pair […]

The Yahya Jammeh Problem

The Yahya Jammeh Problem

When President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia conceded defeat after the December 1, Presidential elections in that West African country of 1.9 million people, the gesture was widely hailed and described as an indication of great hope for democracy in Africa and particularly for The Gambia, which Jammeh had ruled with an iron fist for […]

U.N. Security Council Mulls Sending Up To 228 Police To Burundi

U.N. Security Council Mulls Sending Up To 228 Police To Burundi

The United Nations Security Council is considering whether to send up to 228 U.N. police to Burundi to monitor the security and human rights situation in the East African country, where deadly political violence has simmered for more than a year. France circulated a draft resolution to the 15-member council on Friday, seen by Reuters, […]

Students Speak: The UN’s ‘Famous Five’ Security Council Must Change

Students Speak: The UN’s ‘Famous Five’ Security Council Must Change

With the UN set to appoint a new secretary general at the end of the year, the spotlight is on who will step into the most powerful diplomatic post in the world. They will have a tough job ahead of them, as an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises continue unabated. We asked students to tell […]

UN votes to send home peacekeepers accused of sexual abuse

UN votes to send home peacekeepers accused of sexual abuse

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution calling for the repatriation of peacekeeping units whose soldiers face allegations of sexual abuse. The resolution is the first passed by the Security Council to tackle sex abuse claims against peacekeepers. It was passed by 14 of the 15-member body, with Egypt abstaining. Last year there were […]