Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Christina Gore
In November of 2009 the United Nations General Assembly declared July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day. Nelson Mandela International Day is a day honoring the memory of the great president of South Africa for his contributions to peace and freedom all over the world. The United Nations has issued a call for individuals to spend 67 minutes helping others. Each minute represents a year that Mandela spent serving others.
Nelson Mandela once said, “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference. “ It is in all ...
by Grace Segers
The Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations hosted a panel on July 3, 2014, entitled “UN Command and Control Arrangements: Progress, Challenges, Opportunities.” The purpose was to discuss the successes of command and control (C2) arrangements of UN peacekeeping operations, while also highlighting issues and proposing solutions to remedy any flaws. The event was moderated by Mr. Adam Smith, Senior Fellow and Head of the IPI Center for Peace Operations.
One of the first speakers was Mr. Herve Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), who referenced a 2012 DPKO evaluation of ...
Christina Gore is a student at the University of Tennessee and an intern with the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations during the summer of 2014
Max Hill is a student at the University of Arkansas and an intern at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations for the summer of 2014.
by Grace Segers
The Secretary General’s UNiTE to End Women against Violence campaign declared the 25th of every month an “Orange Day,” a day to raise awareness and advocate against the harming of women. November 25th of each year is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, but the UNiTE campaign reminds us that violence against women is a serious, yearlong problem that should be addressed often. Witness and advocacy and work deserves more than just a single day once a year.
Each Orange Day has a different theme. The theme for June 25 ...