The historic agreement on a loss and damage fund was overshadowed by lack of progress on phasing out fossil fuels.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres says rules around corporate emissions reporting are “wide enough to drive a diesel truck through”.
Les récents affrontements ont remis le M23 de l'est du Congo à la une des journaux, mais de nombreux autres problèmes de sécurité persistent dans la région.
Companies need to reset their mission so that profitability is a means to an end - the organisation’s social purpose - not an end in itself is essential.
International laws are in place to prevent war and help protect civilians and combatants alike. But these laws are challenging to enforce and are unlikely to stop the unfolding Russia-Ukraine war.
A survey of the commemorations since 2014 reveals the politicking behind the writing of history and Rwanda’s place in the world.
While restrictions on civil and political liberties may be necessary to protect lives, human rights law requires that they go no further than what’s strictly necessary to achieve this goal.
There is a risk of a ‘great fracture’ between the US and China. But unlike the Cold War, so far, no one has brandished a shoe at the General Assembly.
Unless member states try to solve the contradictions in expectations, UN peacekeeping will not be fit for purpose in the future.
Justin Trudeau’s government should assemble a strong, non-partisan China team led by the West to build a uniquely Canadian Asia strategy, with China at its core.
It’s unclear how relations between Addis Ababa and Asmara will develop but the warmth has largely gone.
A new strategy from the UN secretary general challenges the world to explain why it’s not doing more to defuse the nuclear threat.
The United Nations has seldom been under more pressure to prove it’s valuable. But it might have found a way.
As countries around the world deal with internal and international crises, the potential for faultlines to open is high.
Most of Trump’s positions go against the principles accepted by the United Nations. The new Secretary-General will have to try to find areas of mutual concern to work with the new US administration.
The global agenda for 2017 is fiendishly complicated and hugely sensitive. Is António Guterres up to the task?
As the former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Guterres could promote a more unified approach to helping the displaced.
Guterres must know the world we live in today more globally and more intimately than many a former minister or executive.
There were seven highly regarded and qualified women who could have been selected as the next UN secretary-general. So why did the job go to another man?
The UN’s Charter legally binds it to promote gender equality, but guess what: yes, it’s a man again.