United Nations

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 07:46
The UN sounded the alarm Tuesday over severe human rights abuses against civilians in South Sudan, saying it has received credible reports of kidnappings and child rapes as violence in the north of the country escalates.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 07:29
Contrary to popular perceptions, the current conflict is not driven by ethnic hatred between the Dinka and Nuer but rather by the leaders’ willingness to politicise their power struggle along these ethnic lines. The author discusses how the continued calls for an arms embargo can paradoxically become a big step back in resolving the conflict.
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 06:56
The United States has signed an agreement with Rwandan Ministry of Internal Security for partnership on training of police peacekeepers.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 07:16
The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it had a "constructive exchange" with Iran this week but there was no sign of a breakthrough on aspects of its nuclear program that the agency says Tehran has failed to fully address.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 07:10
In an ominous sign of possible donor fatigue, delegates to an international fund-raising conference for victims of the Syrian war pledged $3.8 billion on Tuesday, less than half the emergency humanitarian assistance sought by the United Nations for this year, even as the number of Syrians suffering mass displacement from the four-year-old conflict showed no sign of easing.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 07:03
The U.N. is moving ahead with the gradual downsizing of its peacekeeping force in Liberia as the country's threat from Ebola appears to be fading.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 06:57
Congolese army commanders signed a declaration to combat rape in war, a move the United Nations welcomed Tuesday as an important step in the fight against sexual violence during conflicts.
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 09:18
UN member states must be held to the highest standards and – at an absolute minimum – we must ensure that national armed forces do not unlawfully recruit and use children.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 07:45
As in other parts of the world, most prison systems in sub-Saharan Africa are abusive. Routine and bureaucratized abuses are widespread throughout the region. This article looks at the challenges facing the continent’s prison systems, using case studies from several countries to better understand the possible paths to reform.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 07:10
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday is expected to adopt a resolution that would authorize more than 1,000 additional military and police personnel for the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.