News: World Peace and Security
World Peace and Security - Fri Jan 22 2010
U.S. "security concerns" could cost many lives in Haiti
To understand the United States government's obsession with "security concerns," we must look at the recent history of Washington's involvement there.
World Peace and Security - Thu Jan 07 2010
Pakistan's displacement crisis far from over
Tens of thousands more Pakistanis are likely to be forced from their homes in 2010 as the military continues an assault against the Taliban, the head of the U.N. office responsible for emergencies said.
Human Rights /World Peace and Security - Tue Dec 29 2009
Egypt cracks down on foreign protesters heading to Gaza Strip
American and European activists attempting to go to the Gaza Strip from Egypt to protest Israel's actions during last year's Gaza war have been blocked from doing so.
Human Rights /World Peace and Security - Thu Aug 27 2009
Coup catalyzes Honduran women's movement
Honduran women have built a movement that, despite little media attention and the barriers of a male-dominated society, has garnered international support from women around the world and respect from the general resistance movement. By Laura Carlsen.
Human Rights /World Peace and Security - Mon Jun 29 2009
Honduras: Old coup strategy, different stage
The military coup in Honduras comes four days after president Zelaya fired the chief of the armed forces for refusing to assist in carrying out a referendum. The president was put on a plane to Costa Rica.
Human Rights /World Peace and Security - Fri Jun 05 2009
UN hearings to be held on Gaza war crimes
A UN team investigating possible war crimes in Gaza says it will hold public hearings with victims of the conflict in Gaza and Geneva later this month.
World Peace and Security - Mon May 11 2009
War crime in Sri Lanka: Civilians slaughtered by army shelling
In what constitutes a blatant war crime by the Sri Lankan government, the army’s merciless bombardment of a so-called no-fire zone, a small strip of land on the country’s northeast coast, killed and wounded thousands of Tamil civilians over the weekend.
Human Rights /Gender /World Peace and Security - Wed Apr 15 2009
The men who killed me
Fifteen years after the Rwandan genocide, "The Men Who Killed Me" features testimonials from seventeen survivors. Through their narratives and portraits, sixteen women and one man bear witness to the crimes committed against hundreds of thousands of others.
World Peace and Security - Mon Apr 13 2009
Election of new UNDP administrator lacked transparency
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Helen Clark of New Zealand as the next Administrator of the UNDP. Throughout the selection process and following the appointment, the Secretariat declined to provide information about candidates and the selection panel, suggesting an entrenchment of Ban's practice of opaque hiring processes that place "privacy" concerns over accountability.
Gender /World Peace and Security - Thu Mar 05 2009
Women as creative agents for peace
The second International Women for Peace Conference will be held in Dili, Timor Leste on 5-6 March 2009. The theme will be 'Women as creative agents for peace'.