United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday signed official documents, confirming reception of and starting processing for Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s requests to join international conventions that are also signed by the UN. Ten of the 15 conventions the PA wishes to join are co-signed by the UN. Read More: UN Chief Approves […]
The Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, commonly referred to as the Fourth Geneva Convention and abbreviated as GCIV, is one of the four treaties of the Geneva Conventions. It was adopted in August 1949, and defines humanitarian protections for civilians in a war zone. There are currently […]
Since 1991, the United Nations has overseen elections across the globe, in troubled regions like Libya, Cambodia and … Tennessee? After the Southern state passed a law requiring residents to show photo IDs to vote, the United Nations sent observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to monitor the 2012 presidential election […]
The Millennium Development Goals were set as Earth entered the Third Millennium. Eight goals were set at the time on reducing poverty, improving infrastructures, providing access to healthcare and sanitation and increasing women’s rights. In a world which spends up to two trillion USD a year on weapons, where do we stand? Prepare to feel […]
Time is running out. This week, government officials and climate scientists from all over the world are meeting in Berlin, Germany, to finalize a U.N. study on climate change and its solutions. Read More: Climate Change Is Real: Just Ask the World Bank.
The Palestinian Authority is only prepared to negotiate borders at this point in the peace talks, Fatah leader and negotiator Mohamed Shtayyeh told Sky News on Wednesday night. Read More: Palestinians warn: We will join the Hague | JPost | Israel News.
When U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday, the panel will consider a budget request for international organizations that is 33 percent bigger than last year’s, including a 43 percent hike in U.S. contributions to peacekeeping missions. Read More: Obama Wants to Pay 33% More to […]
Ever since the creation in 1988 of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it has engaged in the greatest hoax of modern times, releasing reports that predict climate-related catastrophes as if the climate has not been a completely natural and dynamic producer of events that affect our lives. Read More: Scaring the World […]
Global governance – the collective management of common problems at the international level – is at a critical juncture. Although global governance institutions have racked up many successes since they were developed after the Second World War, the growing number of issues on the international agenda, and their complexity, is outpacing the ability of international […]
A growing number of international institutions and agreements are attempting to tackle the world’s major challenges: economic, environmental or security. What is the EU’s role in this emerging world order? Read More: The EU’s role in global governance | EurActiv.