:::: MENU ::::

R2PLive

A global portal of R2P-related media articles for students, scholars, and civil society.

Posts Tagged / The United Nations (subject)

  • Jul 21 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Middle East, North America

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SUPREME KNIGHT MR. CARL A. ANDERSON, PREPARED TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON AFRICA, GLOBAL HEALTH, GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS, AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS HEARING ON THE ISIS GENOCIDE DECLARATION: WHAT NEXT?, AS RELEASED BY THE COMMITTEE – NEWS EVENT

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SUPREME KNIGHT MR. CARL A. ANDERSON, PREPARED TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON AFRICA, GLOBAL HEALTH, GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS, AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS HEARING ON THE ISIS GENOCIDE DECLARATION: WHAT NEXT?, AS RELEASED BY THE COMMITTEE MAY 26, 2016 SPEAKER: MR. CARL A. ANDERSON SUPREME KNIGHT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS [*] ANDERSON: Thank you for [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
  • Comments Off
North America

RIGHTS – UN’s next human security challenge

The security of the human person — “human security” — is of paramount concern whether in war or peace. As a notion to guiding international and national development since the 1990s, it has gained traction in underlining freedom from want, freedom from fear and freedom to live in dignity. It is thus auspicious that the [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
  • Comments Off
North America

US: Human rights group urges UN peacekeepers to protect civilians

New York, US (PANA) – New York-based human rights group, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, on Sunday stressed the need to ensure that all UN peacekeepers are better prepared to protect civilians from mass atrocity crimes. In a statement to mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers marked on 29 May annually, the group said [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Europe, Middle East, North America

The right to intervene

OPINION Humanitarian intervention has often been used as a pretext for regime change. A short history of the global community’s struggle to agree on the ground rules Sitting in his presidential palace in 1991, Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein and his Culture Minister Hamad Hammadi drafted a letter to Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Union of [...]

  • Jul 20 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Africa, North America

US: US supports UN Security Council resolution on Western Sahara

New York, US (PANA) – The United States has thrown its weight behind UN Security Council‘s adoption of the resolution on Friday renewing the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, MINURSO, for another year. In a statement delivered by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, the US noted that MINURSO [...]

  • Jul 20 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Middle East

Knights of Columbus CEO: UN Has Vital Role in Resolving Genocide in Middle East

NEW YORK, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The United Nations can play a vital role in helping resolve the genocide and related humanitarian crisis now unfolding in the Middle East, said Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson in a presentation at the world body’s headquarters in New York. Anderson spoke at the U.N. as part of a panel [...]

  • Jul 20 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Middle East

UN Security Council to informally discuss international protection for Palestinians

The Palestinian efforts at the UNSC is part of drive to make sure that the international community does not ignore the plight of the Palestinians given the other issues in the Middle East. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will discuss providing international protection for Palestinians during an informal May 6 meeting, PLO Ambassador to the UN in New [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
  • Comments Off
North America

Liberals grapple with how to return to a new era of UN peacekeeping

OTTAWA _ They had come to reinvent the wheel _ one their Canadian predecessors had played a significant role in shaping some six decades earlier. The closed-door meeting at Global Affairs Canada on Jan. 29, 2016, was a brainstorming session on a topic that, at one time, would have been inconceivable in Canadian government circles: how Canada [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Africa

Central Africa Republic: UN condemns killing of Moroccan peacekeeper

New York, US (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a Moroccan peacekeeper from the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Monday in the town of Rafai in Mbomou prefecture. In a statement attributable to his spokesman, the Secretary-General said the incident occurred when a [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Africa

Security Council Press Statement on attack against United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Central African Republic

NEW YORK, United States of America — The members of the Security Council condemned the killing of a peacekeeper from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on 17 April 2016 in the town of Rafai in Mbomou prefecture. The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest [...]