Chanise Jamhour

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UN Chief Stresses The Need To Improve The Protection Of People From Atrocity Crimes

On the September 6, 2017, at the Responsibility to Protect meeting, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed the need for the United Nations to implement practical measures aimed at preventing and protecting the vulnerable that “are being killed either deliberately or as victims of indiscriminate attacks.” The Secretary-General presented his report, […]

Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Admit That Attack On Civilians That Killed Young Children Was A ‘Technical Mistake’

On the morning of August 25, 2017, an air raid hit Yemen’s capital Sana’a killing 14 civilians including several children. The day after the incident, the Saudi-led military coalition took responsibility for the bombing, stating that “A technical mistake was behind the accident.” The attack occurred just two days following […]