Thirty-nine Burundian migrants and a Congolese soldier were killed in a clash in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week, with reports suggesting as many as 117 migrants were also injured in the incident. The clash took place in the eastern town of Kamanyola in the DRC after Burundian […]
The Maltese government has taken a symbolic stance against anti-migrant sentiment, denying a ship carrying far-right anti-refugee activists port access and requests for water and supplies. The activists, who were aboard the C-Star vessel, were part of the controversial Defend Europe group which claims to work to “defend Europe” from […]
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) imposed a new set of sanctions on North Korea on August 5th, responding to the growing tension surrounding Pyongyang’s recent testing of ballistic missiles. In a unanimous decision, Resolution 2371 passed through the Security Council with 15 votes in favour. These sanctions involve a significant […]
The unveiling of the new missile production line occurs in light of recent growing tensions between Tehran and Washington, and looks to put further tension on the bilateral relations between the two nations.
After 13 years of involvement in the country, the United Nations’ Peacekeeping Mission in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI) formally came to a conclusion at the end of last month, June 30th. The UNOCI constitutes the latest successful conclusion of a West African peacekeeping mission by the UN since 2005 when the […]
After serving a 25-day prison sentence, Russian anti-corruption activist and opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from detainment this week. Navalny was initially arrested and sentenced to a 30-day jail term on June 12th after inciting anti-Kremlin and anti-corruption protests which took place in over 100 cities – including […]
A ‘wrongful death’ lawsuit that was presented to U.S. courts of appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit by Yemeni national, Faisal bin Ali Jaber, who claims his relatives were collateral damage of a U.S. drone strike, has been thrown out after a unanimous decision by a three-judge panel on […]
Current global water supplies, the management of the planet’s water resources, and access to basic sanitation continue to present a worldwide challenge. According to the Associated Press, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres recently released a public statement suggesting that one in four individuals will experience consistent freshwater shortages by […]
In a significant move, the Lebanese Parliament passed a new electoral law on June 14th, agreeing on a proportional representation voting system and steering the country clear of a potentially dangerous political stalemate. This decision, which passed through Parliament with 121 of the 128-member parliament voting in support of the […]
Fourteen people, most of whom are reported to be civilians, have been killed in Somalia after a number of soldiers attempted to steal food aid meant to be distributed to Somalis amidst the country’s severe humanitarian crisis. According to reports by the Associated Press (AP), a fight broke out at […]
Civil unrest has entered its third month in Venezuela, a country in the midst of severe economic and political turmoil, with the reported death toll of the widespread anti-government protests rising to at least 62 as of the beginning of June, according to Reuters. Aside from increasing fatalities, hundreds have […]
The US’ position in the UN undercuts the very essence of what it means to be a globally-engaged and responsible member of the international system of states, let alone a world superpower. What are the Trump Administration’s current activities as a member of the UN?
The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released a report regarding the nature of child migration this week, highlighting a drastic increase in the total number of unaccompanied migrant or refugee children worldwide – that is, those travelling alone. The report, “A Child is a Child: Protecting Children on the […]
Two high-level United Nations experts on human rights have denounced the recent move by the Indian government to ban social media and mobile data services in Indian-administered Kashmir, the long-disputed northern region of the Indian subcontinent. The condemning statements were made on Thursday by two UN Special Rapporteurs on human […]
Sixteen migrants, including two children, have died attempting to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece by boat on Sunday, April 24th, according to reports by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). The vessel, allegedly a smuggler’s boat, capsized on Sunday night while trying to reach the […]