Security Council downsizes AU-UN mission in Darfur, eying eventual exit

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s Darfur until the end of June next year, but reduced the number of troops deployed in the field with an eye towards the mission’s eventual exit. […]

Medical Education is #NotATarget

Endorsed content The attacks on healthcare are a shocking reality of ongoing violent conflicts. Healthcare workers are being attacked, kidnapped, and killed. Healthcare facilities are damaged, looted, and bombed. The right to health is not upheld – populations suffering from the consequences of armed conflicts are not able to access the much needed services. In […]

Trump’s Syrian hit the softest option vis-a-vis Russia

All the major English language media interpreted last week’s US strike of the Syrian air base with Tomahawk missiles, as a serious geostrategic action by Donald Trump carrying messages not only to Russia, but also to North Korea and even China. Nothing is less true than that. This was the least the new US President […]

G20 LIVE: “Our response needs to be robust…otherwise we will only find the fire we are trying to put out”, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon just lit up G20 in Antalya Turkey

Post the EU’s mild and “comme il faut” joined declaration earlier this morning, the UN Secretary General, HE Mr Ban Ki-moon, arrived to the International Media Center with one aim, to heat up the discourse at the G20 Leaders Summit in Antalya right from the beginning. Comprehensive plan to dismantle terrorism The Secretary General, in contrast to the […]

The UN supports Europe’s military action in Libya and the Mediterranean; Russia and China agree

Last Friday 9 October the UN Security Council and its five permanent members unanimously decided to actually trade entire nations and geographical regions between them. To this effect they authorized the European Union to employ warships in the Libyan waters to “board ships for inspection, seize and even dispose of vessels suspected of being used […]