Unless member states try to solve the contradictions in expectations, UN peacekeeping will not be fit for purpose in the future.
The number of personnel deployed in UN peacekeeping has slowly been decreasing.
The independent strategic review, now before the Security Council, recognises many of the challenges ahead. But it appears overly sanguine about what can be achieved within a three-year period.
The sheer volume of pregnant women in the refugee camps was an early indicator of the extent sexual violence was used against Rohingya women and girls.
The country has not had a seat at the Security Council table for 24 years.
The US has historically asked for international support when brewing conflicts in the Middle East boiled over.
Cameroon's English speaking people suffer gross marginalisation and are treated as second-class citizens by the Francophone government.
Brazil's deforestation rate is back up. The UN Security Council has three main options.
Election to the Security Council is prestigious for member states because it gives them a seat at the highest table of global decision-making.
Cooperation with the Sudanese government to try al-Bashir could amount to legitimising those who themselves have been implicated in genocide
As of March 1, the UN Security Council has been presided by two countries, France and Germany. It could be one of the few positive consequences of Brexit for the EU.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has committed South Africa to prioritising human rights and democracy. But, there's little evidence of this.
For decades, international law did not allow one country to attack another that was using chemical weapons on its own people without UN approval. That’s changed, which means trouble for Syria.
The first President Bush had some impressive foreign policies wins, but could he be best remembered for getting the US entangled in Iraq?
The lifting of UN Sanctions is unlikely to end internal and external pressure for reform and greater democracy in Eritrea.
Pik Botha defended apartheid and South Africa's occupation of Namibia, but in the end helped end both.
By standing in the way of the UN, Russia has chosen a shameful path.
Insiders talk of Brexit as a distraction that is compromising influence on this important international body.
The federal government has set aside $22.2 million to develop and co-ordinate sanctions while educating Canadians about their obligations. Where to start is the first question.
IS is a distinctive kind of threat – and the atrocities it's committed demand a tailor-made form of justice.