In October 2022, Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry urgently requested international military assistance to address a security crisis exacerbated by blockades imposed by criminal gangs. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres supported the need for a specialized armed force to assist the Haitian National Police. However, concerns related to previous foreign interventions and strong opposition from some Haitians, rooted in historical distrust, have complicated efforts. Emphasis is placed on the importance of a culturally sensitive solution through diplomacy and dialogue to address Haiti’s challenges.
The failure of the Yasuni ITT initiative demonstrated a missed opportunity for a global governance approach to encourage environmental conservation. What lesson can be learned for future global emergencies?
The frequency of popular consultations in Latin America are testimony of the return of direct democracy. However, Uruguay and Ecuador use these tools differently.
The UN Security Council’s Resolution 1325 was the first to specifically address women in times of peace and war. In order to maintain and advance peace and security, including conflict prevention and resolution, peace negotiations, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance, and post-conflict reconstruction, the resolution emphasises the necessity of women’s equal participation and involvement in all such efforts. Despite having several gaps that needed to be filled, the first resolution did contribute to the protection of women and girls under international law. The contribution of S/RES/1325 is discussed in this article in some detail.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is crucial to preserving global peace and security, yet attempts to reform it for more than 20 years have been unsuccessful. This article details the steps that would need to be taken in accordance with the United Nations charter in the event that the UNSC were to be reformed. It also gives an insight of the G4’s proposal for reformation.
As space-based assets and data continue to play a crucial role in civilian life and military activity, outer space is becoming an increasingly critical domain for peace and security. This article traces the history of counterspace technologies and looks at the UN response on outer space governance.
In the past days, Mali asked for a UN meeting with United Nations Security Council President, China, because of several serious allegations against France on its territory. According to the Malian letter, France would have violated its air space several times, would have delivered weapons to the armed groups, and in addition, France would have used their air space against them to collect intelligence information for these terrorist groups. This last accusation is not accompanied by evidence.
South Sudan has entered the peace process and aims to bring stability back to the country and its people. Although the civil war has passed and steps to move forward have been made, the country still struggles with the threats of corruption and the effects thereof.
Expanding details about China’s re-education camps for minorities reveal that mass human rights abuses are taking place in Xinjiang. Although world powers are aware, they are not taking action.
“Impunity and human rights cannot coexist”. These are the words of Thomas Andrews, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, used to describe the mounting perilous situation in a particular state of the southeast Asian country, Rakhine.