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Bruce Jones The issue of relations between the United Nations and the G-20 is usually cast in terms of the G-20 stealing the United Nations’ thunder. But this misunderstands the...

United States never belonged. The United States remained an active, if sometimes difficult, member of the United Nations and most of its subsidiary organs, continued to be the leading financial...

...the intergovernmental instruments at their disposal. The Stanley Center’s 41st United Nations Issues Conference convened some 35 governmental and nongovernmental officials near New York on March 26-28, 2010, to discuss...

...the developing countries themselves. Recipient governments are especially sensitive to how donor-driven aid through bilateral and international financial institution channels often is. Yet funding that comes through the United Nations...

...the intergovernmental instruments at their disposal. The Stanley Center’s 41st United Nations Issues Conference convened some 35 governmental and nongovernmental officials near New York on March 26-28, 2010, to discuss...

...war. Unfortunately, the United States and international institutions, including the United Nations, seem to have little leverage to ease the conflict between Pakistan and India. The major recent accomplishment in...

Develop an early warning and assessment capability in the United Nations of potential atrocity threats. Improve the United Nations’ capacity for timely and decisive responses to atrocities. Establish a UN...

Alison Giffen UN Photo/Albert González Farran During his candidacy for secretary-general, António Guterres promised he would implement long overdue reforms at the United Nations. He didn’t delay on delivering. In...

...international community. Without them we will continue to focus on only “half the peace.” What Does This Mean for the United Nations? In light of this challenge, the United Nations...

Download The United States is at a crossroads in its history. The level of political violence already observed in the country this year raises serious red flags about the erosion...

Together with the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities and La Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (CRIES), the Stanley Center convenes an...

The UN has been trying to maintain momentum for renewal since the 2005 summit. This report summarizes the deliberations of a group of UN diplomats on the challenges...

Michael Ryan Kraig On October 1, 2009, the Stanley Center convened a major panel conference, “Resolution 1540: At a Crossroads” at UN Headquarters in New York City, involving...

...the United Nations Environment Programme, during the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) held in Katowice, Poland, last December. The private...

...the United Nations Environment Programme, during the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) held in Katowice, Poland, last December. The private...

...begin the event with a keynote address by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Among the questions we explored: What near-term actions by the United Nations are needed to implement the...

...the United Nations, including Russia. The Transnistrian capital, Tiraspol, is where Galina Agheenco—who picked up the blue bag containing the uranium from the former policeman and passed it to a...

...eventually offered the assembled journalists: terrorism is the killing of innocent civilians. In fact, there is no agreed-upon definition of terrorism by the United Nations or other international groups, and...

...of the country. The United Nations was given the mandate to protect people in that region and has installed there the largest UN force in the history of the world,...

...Patrick of the Council on Foreign Relations in January for the online publication World Politics Review. Of course, not all those hopes have been realized by the United Nations and...

...the United Nations and humanitarian agencies. For CAR, this is likely to be the new normal for the foreseeable future. In its 68 years of political independence from France, CAR...

country to the brink of disaster. According to the United Nations, at least 45,000 people fled the Gambia amid the political crisis. Due in large part to concerted efforts at...

...sections of the paper is geared to challenge thinking on systemic racism in mass atrocity prevention. The authors analyze racism during the time of the founding of the United Nations,...

country to the brink of disaster. According to the United Nations, at least 45,000 people fled the Gambia amid the political crisis. Due in large part to concerted efforts at...

...coordinates to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, with the aim of getting the mission to increase its presence on those routes. Panic was nowhere to be found a...

...press freedom in Russia and the United States. html HTML Section white-bg Is Chechnya Part of the War Against Terrorism? WALTER CRONKITE: Long before the United States declared its war...

...role if not reject it completely. As the war ended, the United States was a leader in creating new international institutions—the United nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund,...

...ties that usually reunite former enemies. No period of occupation, no Marshall Plan to help rebuild a bombed and ravaged landscape. Twenty-five years later, Vietnam and the United States are...

...ineffectiveness of the United Nations Security Council and other institutions. The common assumption underlying this increasingly bipartisan policy prescription is that it is authoritarian regimes in particular, acting in and...

Hiba Ghandour and Poorvaprabha Patil Inalienable, universal, interdependent, indivisible, equal, and nondiscriminatory. Those are the characteristics of human rights as defined in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights,...

its practical ability to promote and embrace sweeping reforms to global governance. Therefore, rather than casting its lot entirely with universal organizations like the United Nations, the United States will...

...four lowest-lying atoll nations in the world, the Marshall Islands, not surprisingly, has made climate change a top diplomatic priority. Through two decades of United Nations negotiations on climate change,...

...role the United Nations should play in the coming years, as well as the changes needed to make the body more effective—are presented to the United Nations. This week-long conference...

Graham E. Fuller The United States has a big problem with nationalism: it’s uncomfortable with everybody else’s. Yet there’s a great irony here: the United States seems quite unaware of...

...bound the fates of societies around the world together like few other calamities in human history. And prior global crises offered the United States opportunities to lead on the world...

...challenges—mitigating climate change, avoiding the use of nuclear weapons, and preventing mass violence and atrocities. In our more than 60 years of work, we have always viewed the United States...

...campaign to play a greater role on the world stage, symbolized by its quest for a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council, The US, the United Kingdom, France,...

...the United States as being heavy-handed and self-serving and South Africa as too lax toward nations that run afoul of international norms. The discussion helped alleviate this mistrust somewhat by...

...a crisis plan that draws in contacts with the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. At the same time, governmental concerns regarding the flow...

...an IPCC report, as well as the 2016 Low Carbon Monitor report by the CVF and the United Nations Development Programme, several island countries, such as the Maldives, Fiji, Kiribati,...

...investor confidence by addressing widespread corruption within Iraq’s ministries. Meanwhile, a $2 million United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) economic diversification effort scheduled to run through 2019 aims to match international...

On September 8, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly held its sixth annual informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) on the theme of the United Nations Secretary-General’s...

...Stanley Center held its 45th United Nations Issues conference to stimulate thinking on R2P ahead of a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) dialogue later this year. The UNGA has held...

The 2005 United Nations World Summit Outcome Document outlined the unequivocal responsibility of states and the international community to protect populations from genocide, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing and war...

This workshop, organized by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, the Stimson Center, and the Stanley Center, will bring together experts from government, industry, and the research community to...

...and structures of the United Nations, particularly in terms of human rights, conflict prevention, and protection of civilians. On a more general level, my goal is to work collaboratively with...

...US Policymakers, have been made in parallel with similar developments at the United Nations, each intended to move the commitments inherent in the Responsibility to Protect from political rhetoric to...

...to the United Nations. The death toll in the capital is likely much higher than that, and countless massacres have been perpetrated in the interior of the country. No one...

...Mission of Finland to the United Nations, the Stanley Center, and Stimson, will provide a forum to celebrate a decade of implementation of Resolution 1540, learn of the committee’s future...

...is then followed by an informal dialogue with the member states of the United Nations General Assembly. This year, the report and the dialogue centered on exactly the kind of...

On September 8, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly held its sixth annual informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) on the theme of the United Nations Secretary-General’s...

In August 2007, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1770 extending the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The resolution also gave the organization an...

...this policy analysis brief, Mark Lagon, president of Freedom House, and Ryan Kaminski, program manager at the United Nations Association of the United States of America, offer two ideas for...

...Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), now in its 15th year, will bring 20 journalists from developing countries to attend and report on the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of...

...the United Nations most recent Human Development Index says roughly one-out-of five people Brazilians live on less than two dollars a day. In Sao Paulo, kidnapping, armed assault, and homicide...

...diverse group of diplomats, policymakers, and experts for its 46th annual United Nations Issues Conference held March 25–27, 2015. Participants considered the prospects and challenges for R2P implementation ten years...

...approach is reflected in the agreements reached at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in December 2015 in Paris and the unfolding...

...to further understand opportunities and challenges in transatlantic cooperation, particularly in light of upcoming leadership changes within the United Nations and United States government. An executive summary will be distributed...

Ensuring that states keep nuclear weapons and weapons-usable materials out of the hands of terrorists requires bilateral and multilateral cooperation. For over two decades, the United States and Russia have...

...principle. In a new policy analysis brief, Mark P. Lagon, president of Freedom House, and Ryan Kaminski, program manager for human rights and special initiatives at the United Nations Association...

...they won’t do these jobs. PORTER: Scapegoating immigrants is partly the result of shifting political priorities inside Iran, according to Carrol Faubert, head of the United Nations High Commission for...

...maintaining international peace and security, is made up of 15 countries. Five seats are reserved for permanent members with veto powers (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United...

...security analysts, journalists, and former government representatives from Lebanon, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Europe, Canada, and the United States. The workshop revealed that the most effective US policies will...

...hosts and reports for this special one-hour documentary. LISTEN Transcript HTML Section white-bg UNder Fire: The United Nations’ Battle for Relevance The United Nations was formed nearly 60 years ago...

...and far-flung to the average American. More than a billion people across 60 nations are living in fragile or failing states. For them, the inability or unwillingness of their governments...

The security of nuclear material is considered to be a national responsibility, however, nations generally limit sharing information regarding their security practices and capabilities. This focus on sovereignty increasingly conflicts...

...agreements that are acceptable to all nations, this new approach produced an agreement, and provided auspicious overtones for execution in the years ahead. Decomposition of the grand problem of climate...

This workshop is the sixth in a series of annual workshops cosponsored by Princeton University, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Munk School of Global Affairs at the...

...Walter Cronkite Remembers WALTER CRONKITE: From 1946 until late 1948, I was United Press correspondent in the Soviet Union. And I’ve had an intense interest in that country ever since....

...United Kingdom. As an accelerator partner in the Race to Zero Campaign, the ACA helps transition societies to net-zero resilience. Representatives from alliances in Argentina, Japan, Mexico, Vietnam, South Africa,...

...nations to stop mass murder. Some say never, others say sometimes. The debate overshadows the larger point that nations have a duty to protect the people within their borders. To...

Champions from civil society, governments and businesses will come together for an unprecedented, major event at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 22nd Conference of the Parties...

The 2015 international climate agreement is an opportunity to enable groups of countries that wish to lead by undertaking cooperative actions to do so. The United Nations Framework Convention on...

...at the United Nations Foundation New York, New York. Space is limited. How can we maintain the momentum of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on the path to Paris? What...

...breadth of the United Nations (UN) system is talking about “prevention”—from the Sustainable Development Goals, the Human Rights Upfront Initiative, to Secretary-General António Guterres’ new report on peacebuilding and sustaining...

As a part of international efforts to focus on the Responsibility to Protect and to “take stock,” the Stanley Center and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the...

The Stanley Center, the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, and the Columbia Global Policy Initiative are co-organizing a half-day conference at Columbia University on...

...Chief Executive Officer of Atrocities Watch-Africa. Gus Miclat, Executive Director and Cofounder of Initiatives for International Dialogue. Evan Cinq-Mars, United Nations Advocate and Policy Adviser for the Center for Civilians...

As a part of international efforts to focus on the Responsibility to Protect and to “take stock,” the Stanley Center and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the...

...two countries’ roles as global leaders. Both nations are wrestling with how they should adjust their strategic aims, diplomatic tactics, and governmental capacities amid rapid international change, and our discussion...

The Stanley Center in collaboration with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation and the United Nations Office of the Special Advisor for the Prevention of Genocide will host the...

the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change proclaimed “Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change: 195 Nations Set Path to Keep Temperature Rise Well Below 2 Degrees Celsius.” The optimism...

...of the Stanley Center, Yale Data-Driven Environmental Solutions Group, and the collaboration of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will host an event providing an opportunity for...

The Responsibility to Protect as affirmed at the 2005 United Nations World Summit detailed a series of shared commitments to protect civilian populations from mass-atrocity crimes—among them the responsibility of...

...even in the absence of any formal, universal rules. More Venues At the end of World War II, global governance was largely defined by the United Nations and its agencies,...

Togzhan Kassenova This policy brief explores the challenges and opportunities to implementing robust proliferation controls in Southeast Asia and discusses broader development and security benefits that implementation of United Nations...

The United Nations Climate Summit in September 2014 succeeded in introducing momentum to global climate change action. More than 100 heads of state, 170 countries, 300 leaders from civil society...

In September the United Nations General Assembly will convene an informal interactive dialogue to reflect on ten years of implementation of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and set priorities for the...

The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission is undergoing its first, five-year comprehensive review. Created from the outcomes of the 2005 World Summit along with the Peacebuilding Fund and the Peacebuilding Support...

...relies on the support of the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, the Stanley Center, and the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. 20160301...

In 2004, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 1540. Its goal was to prevent the terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) through mandatory adoption of global supply-side...

In an increasingly interdependent world, strategic international coordination has proven a largely elusive ideal. The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) was explicitly designed to confront this challenge and tailored to...

...drive, and challenge policy development in the years ahead. The event’s more than 200 participants included United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; members of the International Commission on Intervention and State...

The Responsibility to Protect as affirmed at the 2005 United Nations World Summit detailed a series of shared commitments to protect civilian populations from mass-atrocity crimes—among them the responsibility of...

...and Chief Executive Officer, Stimson – Keynote: H.E. Ms. Angela Kane, United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs 20140711 The year 2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption of...

...Peace and Reconciliation, and the United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide. 20150501 In its 2014 Annual Report, the Technical Secretariat of the Latin American...

...to reaching maturity, and what are the toughest challenges ahead? In this policy analysis brief, Dr. Edward Luck, former special adviser of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Responsibility to...

...diverse group of diplomats, policymakers, and experts for its 46th annual United Nations Issues Conference, “The Responsibility to Protect in the Next Decade,” held March 25–27, 2015. Participants considered the...

...senior government officials from more than 50 countries as well as representatives from the European Union and United Nations, including the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect,...

...Tomas Anker Christensen, Senior Advisor for Partnerships, Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Organizer: Todd Edwards, The Stanley Center Rapporteur: Rei Tang, The Stanley Center Advancing Transatlantic...