International Organizations

UN Security Council Condemns North Korea's Nuclear Weapons and Ballistic Missile Tests (September 9, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On September 9, 2016, the United Nations Security Council issued a press statement condemning the Democratic People’s R

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

UN Report Finds that Increasing the Number of Labor Provisions in Trade Agreements Does Not Hinder Trade (July 18, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

On July 18, 2016, the International Labour Organization (ILO) released a

UN Report Finds Impunity for Killings “Remains Rampant” in Ukraine Conflict (July 14, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

On July 14, 2016, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a

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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UN Human Rights Council Appoints Independent Expert on Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (June 30, 2016)

Author: 
Gaia Mattiace

On June 30, 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on “Protection Agains