The United Nations’ decision to ask the International Court of Justice for an advisory opinion on countries’ climate obligations has been hailed as a ‘turning point in climate justice’.
Despite the rhetoric and condemnation from UN leaders gathered in New York, Russian plans to annex eastern parts of Ukraine cannot be stopped. What could happen next?
Diego Garcia is the site of a joint military facility of the United Kingdom and the United States.
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By raising the Mauritian flag on the Chagos Islands, the east African nation has reasserted – if only symbolically – its claim to sovereignty.
Rwanda’s presidential couple at the 2021 genocide commemoration.
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A survey of the commemorations since 2014 reveals the politicking behind the writing of history and Rwanda’s place in the world.
A UN Security Council session in New York. Kenya wants a seat at the table.
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The country has not had a seat at the Security Council table for 24 years.
Morrison declared defiantly Australia was ‘doing our bit’ and ‘we reject any suggestion to the contrary’.
While a new report from the IPCC highlights the need for urgent climate change action, Morrison used his address to the UN to strongly defend the government’s performance on climate change.
Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Sept. 24, 2019.
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The US has historically asked for international support when brewing conflicts in the Middle East boiled over.
There already exist some promising new antibiotic therapies, and more are in the pipeline. However, our economic model prevents researchers from moving them out onto the market.
The end of effective antibiotics will be frightening. Life expectancy will fall dramatically and people of all ages will die from illnesses that we are used to treating with $10 worth of pills.
Guterres must know the world we live in today more globally and more intimately than many a former minister or executive.
Many antibiotics simply no longer work.
There’s one important piece of the puzzle we’re missing when it comes to antimicrobial resistance.
A display of life jackets worn by refugees during their crossing from Turkey to Greece.
The U.N. and other leaders met to discuss coordinating an international response to unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants. Two migration experts examine issues the summits left unresolved.
Life in limbo at the Azraq Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.
Discussions at two global summits on migration in New York will do little to do what is needed to change the reality on the ground.
Kevin Rudd is reportedly campaigning to take over as UN secretary-general when Ban Ki-moon’s term expires in 2016.
If history is a guide, the next UN secretary-general will be from Eastern Europe, working in their national government, and with strong foreign service experience.
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The UN is mandated to protect all people without discrimination, to advance equality and to protect the human rights of all individuals. It has a strong track record of putting those things into place…
A little less conversation, a little more action please.
And so the annual autumn ritual of American masochism begins again in New York. Like inviting your least likeable in-laws to detail your worst features to your nearest and dearest after an agreeable Christmas…
The annual opening of the United Nations General Assembly always draws distinguished speakers, but their speeches rarely have much international impact. General Assembly speeches are heavy on rhetoric…