United Nations

3 Apr 2014
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) won the Nobel prize for peace on the 11th October 2013 “for its extensive efforts to...
6 Feb 2014
The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been called ‘Africa’s first world war’. DR Congo is a vast country in Central Africa, often...
20 Dec 2013
Mercenaries, or dogs of war as they are popularly known, are defined by the UN as combatants who are ‘motivated to take part in the hostilities...
12 Dec 2013
Africa is known as a continent in conflict; it is sometimes called ‘the Dark continent’. The creation of an African Union standing army would be...
18 Jan 2013
In Syria there have now been almost two years of conflict between the Ba’ath Party of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and a fractured Arab spring...
31 Aug 2012
There are several definitions of adaptation in this context but, broadly, it is the idea that climate change is a reality, and that changes in human and...
29 Aug 2012
Arguably, the main function of any government is to ensure the survival of the state and its citizens through economic, military, or political measures. That...
5 Apr 2012
Everyone talks about 'rights', 'human rights' and 'fundamental rights', but do they even exist? Can we ever really know what they are?...
1 Mar 2012
Migration has greatly increased in recent years, bringing into question whether current legislation provides sufficient protections for migrants’ well-...
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