Tag Archives: United Nations

Gang Violence in Haiti Devastating Society and Humanitarian Efforts

By: Camila Torres Jaramillo October 31, 2022 The United Nations reports that 4.7 million people in Haiti, the poorest of all countries in the Americas, are currently facing acute “catastrophic” hunger.  Gang violence is jeopardizing the safety and welfare of Haitians in the midst of an acute political, economic, and health crisis. In response to international fear, on […]

Russia’s Attacks on Ukraine are a Violation of International Law

By: Miriam Castillo April 21, 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine violates Article 2(4) of the U.N. Charter, a central and important tenet of the charter that requires U.N. member states to refrain from the “use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.” Vladimir Putin’s goal was to overrun Ukraine and […]

Palestine and the United Nations: An Underfunded Investment in Peace and Hope

By: Alessandra Perez February 21, 2022 The UN’s Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is a key agency making extraordinary contributions to their communities and the world at large. In addition to providing more than half a million children with high quality education, UNRWA has also invested in human […]

Why The UN Human Rights Council’s Recent Recognition of a Healthy Environment as a Human Right Is Significant to Climate Change Justice Globally

By: Robert Keilson, November 3, 2022 On October 8th, 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council recognized a “safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment” as a human right for the first time in its history. Proposed by Costa Rica, the Maldives, Slovenia, and Switzerland, Resolution 48/13 was supported by “more than 1,300 civil society organizations […]