International Organizations

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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20
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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

UN Human Rights Commission of Inquiry Concludes ISIS is Committing Genocide Against Yazidis (June 16, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

UN Security Council Extends Mandate of UN Mission in Libya and Authorizes High-seas Inspections off Libya’s Coast to Control Illicit Arms Flow (June 13, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

On June 13, 2016, the United Nations Security Council, in Resolution 2291, extended the mandate of

UN Secretary-General’s Report to Security Council Requests Additional 2,500 Peacekeepers for Mali Mission (May 31, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

On May 31, 2016, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon submitted a report to the Security Council

UN Security Council Ends Thirteen-Year Sanctions Regime Against Liberia (May 25, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On May 25, 2016, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2288 terminatin