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Famine: A global problem in need of a global solution

Famine: A global problem in need of a global solution

The United Nations declared a famine in South Sudan on 21 February 2017, ‘the first to be announced anywhere in the world in six years.’ The BBC reported that the Sudanese government and the United Nations stated, ‘that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the brink of famine’ and that,...
Closing the Gender Gap in UN Peacekeeping

Closing the Gender Gap in UN Peacekeeping

As of December 2016, over 118, 000 military, police and civil personnel are working as United Nations Peacekeepers on 16 operations worldwide. Women make up only 3 per cent of the military peacekeeping workforce and 10 per cent of the police workforce. These statistics are a significant improvement from those published in 1993, when women...
Defensive versus Offensive Strategies against Cyber Attacks: What the United Nations Charter has to say

Defensive versus Offensive Strategies against Cyber Attacks: What the United Nations Charter has to say

‘The new [cyber security] strategy is built on three core pillars: defend, deter and develop, underpinned by £1.9 billion of transformational investment […],’ said British Chancellor of the Exchequer in a speech in October 2016. Since his speech, Britain has launched the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 to 2021 report, detailing how the British Government...
The Appointment of Antonio Guterres: A Chance to Reunite the United Nations?

The Appointment of Antonio Guterres: A Chance to Reunite the United Nations?

‘I have two words to describe what I’m feeling now – gratitude and humility.’ This was the response of Antonio Guterres to the United Nations Security Council vote by acclamation naming him the next UN General Secretary. The formal vote was carried out on October 6, although the decision had in effect been made a...