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Nearly 200 Countries Adopt the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, Phasing out HFCs (October 15, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On October 15, 2016, almost 200 countries endorsed the Kigali Amendment to the

UN General Assembly Selects António Guterres as New Secretary-General (October 13, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On October 13, 2016, the United Nations General Assembly appointed António Guterres of Portugal as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations.

U.S. Congress Votes to Override Veto of 9/11 Victims Bill (September 28, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On September 28, 2016, the U.S.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Indicates Compensation Package for Haitian Victims of Cholera Outbreak is Forthcoming (September 20, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On September 20, 2016, outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered an 

International Olympic Committee Declines to Impose Blanket Ban on Russian Athletes for Rio Games (July 24, 2016)

Author: 
Gaia Mattiace

On July 24, 2016, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board

UN Security Council Authorizes States to Help Libya Destroy Chemical Weapons Stockpile (July 22, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On July 22, 2016, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution authorizing states to ass

Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping: Can the General Assembly Unite Against Impunity of Military Peacekeepers?

More than ever, the United Nations relies on armed peacekeeping to promote peace and security. Currently, more than 120 member states contribute about 90,000 troops (peacekeepers) on a voluntary basis to fourteen peacekeeping operations around the globe.[1] Unfortunately, some of these troop contributing countries (TCCs) continue to violate their international obligation to hold their peacekeepers accountable whenever they commit crimes against the local population, whom they are supposed to protect.

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Volume: 
20
Issue: 
13
Author: 
Rembert Boom
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U.S., U.K., EU, France, and Germany Publish Joint Statement on Implementation of Iran Nuclear Deal (May 19, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On May 19, 2016, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security issued a