Tag: UN

IRSAM at the 61st Commission on the Status of Women

From March 13th to the 24th, the United Nations hosted the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City. Women and men from all walks of life came from around the globe to participate in the…

Desperation in Yemen: Houthi Government Complicates Peace Process

On November 28th, the Houthi rebels fighting the Yemeni government declared a government after twenty months of futile conflict. Diplomats were hoping that the rebels would agree to form a unity government as part of a peace process, but such…

The Central African Republic: What Happens Now?

On Thursday, October 31st, 2016, France ended its operations and pulled its 2000 troops from the Central African Republic.  Operation Sangaris, as it was known, was an operation by the French military that began in December of 2013. The Central African Republic (CAR)…

War on Mute

“Smallest coffins are heaviest”, political analyst Hisham al-Omeisy tweeted Saturday following the Saudi coalition air strike on a school in Yemen that killed at least 10 children and wounded many others. A ceasefire was announced in the state in April…

Syria: Those Left Behind

More than 11 million people have been killed or forced to flee Syria due to the ongoing conflict and around 6.6 million are left behind. They are the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Syria. This article discusses why they chose to…

Joint Action Plan?

You have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land… London-based poet Warsan Shire’s “Home” has captured audiences around the world. Each stanza is poignant, carefully crafted with an…

COP 21 – Regard sur les Caraïbes

L’accord de Paris peut-il être historique ? La semaine dernière, un accord international et « historique » a été signé. Historique pour plusieurs raisons ; d’abord il limite le réchauffement climatique à 1.5°C au lieu des 2°C prévus initialement. Ensuite tous les pays signataires devront…