Peace and Security

Survivors of ISIL terror in Iraq want justice, not revenge, says head of UN investigation team The scale and barbarity of the crimes committed by ISIL have ultimately served not to divide but to unify, Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, head of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ...
UN chief condemns terror attack in Kismayo, Somalia UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack that took place on July 12 in southern Somalia. 
Friday’s Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency... In today’s Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique; the UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate the “war on drugs” in the Philippines; and UN ...
UN’s Guterres condemns ongoing airstrikes on Syria’s hospitals, medical workers Reports that airstrikes have hit several health facilities in north-west Syria have been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General.
NATO Experts | Why is transparency so important to NATO? “NATO’s job is to protect almost one billion people and that’s why transparency is vital,” says NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu.
But in an organisation that deals with defence and security, this isn’t always easy. So how does NATO stay transparent?
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Peace operations benefit from improved cooperation between the UN and troop-providing countries, says peacekeeping chief Cooperation between the UN Secretariat; Security Council; and countries contributing troops and police to peacekeeping operations; is “a crucial factor” to enhancing those operations, the UN peacekeeping chief told the Security Council on Wednesday.
Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Guterres in Kenya, Prisoners sick in Iran, #GlobalGoals, Myanmar, Ukraine updates, and new space partnership This Wednesday’s UN top stories are: latest global terror warnings; political prisoners denied health access in Iran; high-level discussions on Sustainable Development Goals; continued abuse of Rohingya in Myanmar; Odessa killings in Ukraine; and partnering with NASA.
Terrorism ‘spreading and destabilizing’ entire regions, Guterres warns States, at key Kenya conference “Trauma from terrorism” hurts families, communities and destabilizes entire regions, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, as he expressed solidarity with victims of extremist attacks in Africa.
Threat from petty criminals who turn to terrorism, a growing concern, Security Council hears The less predictable threats represented by small-time criminals who have opportunistically embraced terrorism, are a source of growing concern, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday. That warning came from Tamara Makarenko, an International Consultant, who works with the UN ...
Monday’s Daily Brief: global homicide figures, neo-Nazi recruitment, Kashmir, and migrants’ plight in USA This Monday, we cover: a record high number of civilian casualties in Kashmir this year; a new UN study showing that more people die due to homicide than war; how neo-Nazis target children online to expand their ranks; and condemnation ...
Homicide kills far more people than armed conflict, new UN study shows Some 464,000 people across the world were victims of homicidal violence in 2017, more than five times the number killed in armed conflict over the same period, UN researchers said on Monday.
Syria: At least seven children killed in yet another airstrike According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), at least seven children were killed in an airstrike against displaced civilians on Saturday on the village of Mhambel, in the outskirts of Idlib, in northwest Syria. News reports state that over 20 ...
Patrolling the Mediterranean: NATO Operation Sea Guardian Maritime security is high on NATO’s agenda. In 2016, NATO launched a maritime security operation in the Mediterranean Sea – called Sea Guardian – to deter and counter terrorism and other threats to Allied maritime security. Sea Guardian also provides ...
NATO Experts | What is the cost of NATO membership? NATO member states share the cost of collective defence. They do this according to what Jonathan Parish, former NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning, calls the “three C’s” – cash, capabilities and contributions. But measuring and ...
Wearing the bomb suit We interview explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician Xavier Dedeckere of the Belgian Navy about what it’s like to wear and work in a 40kg+ bomb suit during exercise Northern Challenge 2018 in Keflavík, Iceland.
Northern Challenge 2018 consisted of 16 ...
Creating virtual disasters How do you prepare for disasters? According to this team from Romania’s emergency medical service, you can prepare using computer simulations, allowing teams to practise responding to dangerous situations without actually endangering themselves.
Emilia Turucz, Coordinator of the National Emergency ...
NATO Experts | Arms Control - How does NATO make the world safer? How does NATO help make the world safer and contribute to guaranteeing the long-term security of Allied countries? William Alberque, Director of NATO’s Arms Control, Disarmament and WMD Non-Proliferation Centre, explains.
Deterring potential adversaries is one of NATO’s core tasks, ...
NATO Experts | What is NATO doing beyond its borders? It is critical for NATO to ensure security for all its member states and to protect the stability of its partner nations. James Appathurai, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, explains NATO’s role in security ...
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