Chanise Jamhour

The Issue Of Modern Slavery

Erasing slavery in the modern age is becoming extensively difficult especially as effective measures are failing to tackle the issue of exploiting people. Modern slavery is such an extensive issue as it incorporates a range of different forms such as human trafficking, sex trafficking and forced child labour. Recent investigations […]

Conflict In Syria Has Now Lasted Longer Than World War II

A recent meeting of the Humanitarian Task Force in Geneva gave detail to the ongoing fighting in Syria, with  Jan Egeland, the special Advisory to the UN Special Envoy for Syria declaring a horrific fact: “they have been through a seven-year war, longer the second World War”.  There had been a […]

COP 23 – An insight Into The Paris Agreement One Year Later

On the 6 November 2017, nations worldwide will attend the Bonn Conference in Germany to discuss climate action and to reinforce their promises under the Paris Agreement. One year after the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the Bonn Conference signifies an opportunity for nations to review climate related goals for the […]

Conflict in Syria: The Suffering Of 350,000 Civilians In Rural Damascus

In a news release from his office, The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called for the government and various armed groups to allow citizens on the outskirts of Damascus access to essential supplies like baby food and medical items. Clashes between various armed […]

Climate Change And The Refugee Crisis: The Likelihood Of Increased Climate Migration

In 2016, military leaders specifically addressed the impact of climate change on conflict and migration, “Climate change is the greatest security threat of the 21st century […] We’re going to see refugee problems on an unimaginable scale, potentially above 30 million people,” stated by Gen Munir Muniruzzaman, chairman of the […]

The New Saudi Arabia: Female Taxi Drivers

King Salman’s decision to lift the driving ban on women will have a major impact on Saudi Arabia’s economic/business sectors, particularly the automotive industry. However, it may also influence the number of women in the workforce. Careem, a ride-hailing company based in Dubai announced their plans to employ ‘up to […]

U.N. Launch New Initiative To Prevent Famine In Yemen

The World Bank and United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) are launching a $36 million project to provide immediate aid and assistance to food-insecure people in Yemen. On October 4, 2017, the U.N. announced it would provide this support as the crisis in Yemen continues. Due to the ongoing conflict […]

Boko Haram Crisis In Nigeria: Over Half Of Schools Remain Closed

The ongoing threat of Boko Haram in Nigeria has forced more than 57 percent of schools to be closed in the country’s Borno state. This has left an “estimated 3 million children in need of emergency education support,” as reported by The United Nations Children’s Fund. Children in Nigeria are […]

The Importance Of Climate Legislation In India And Ridhima Pandey, The Nine-Year Old Girl Fighting For Environmental Protection Laws

India faces many similar environmental issues that other countries are challenged with, ranging from air pollution to a loss of bio-diversity, however India appears to be making efforts to adapt climate legislation.

Putin And Lebanon PM Discuss Deepening Military Ties

During a meeting held this week in the Russian city of Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri discussed many agreements that expand and deepen relations between the two countries. Ahead of the meeting, Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency reported that Putin said signed agreements between […]