Kofi Annan's tenure began after the reintroduction of two important international security lexicons -- peacebuilding and human security.
While his appointment as UN Secretary-General was a huge breakthrough, Kofi Annan also led the organisation through some of its ugliest moments.
He left an enduring legacy of embedding democracy and involving civil society in the pursuit of peace.
Kofi Annan was the first UN employee to rise to the position of Secretary General but his tenure also had a darker side.
States' approaches to challenges of forced displacement and migration often fail to acknowledge a sometimes competing, but always essential, consideration – the basic dignity of the human person.
A UN committee has identified numerous ways in which Australia is falling short on the rights of women and children – it must now take the committee's recommendations seriously.
A new strategy from the UN secretary general challenges the world to explain why it's not doing more to defuse the nuclear threat.
An investigative work by journalist Judi Rever is an indictment, describing massacres committed by the Kagame regime so as to establish their qualification as a genocide.
Laws in Mauritius allow minors to marry while some cultures on the island are tolerant of child marriage.
Australia's record on women's rights will come under scrutiny, including its treatment of Indigenous women and girls, sexual harassment and violence against women.
While not exactly surprising coming from the Trump administration, backing out of a major UN body is bound to have serious consequences.
A scholar who visited Rohingya camps in Myanmar found little hope of a safe return home for refugees, who are currently living in camps in neighboring Bangladesh.
The UN's Responsibility to Protect framework for safeguarding civilians against atrocities could help resolve the Gaza crisis.
The short term interests of investors could lead to long term problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
The death penalty and military intervention to combat poaching, isn't the answer to saving endangered species.
The council has considered terrorism, nuclear weapons and international crime. But it has largely ignored the climate.
Fela Kuti's critically engaging lyrics, and his intense and methodical delivery, provide an important window to exposing students to critical understanding of the global system.
We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
As the UK and US retreat from the global scene, Germany is ready to step up to preserve the liberal international order and is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council.
Research on profound human suffering requires more than intellectual understanding of legal and political mechanics. It requires a human journey that goes deeply into victims' experiences and needs.