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    Pressing issues for UN peacekeeping operations

    Mariano Aguirre, Joana Abrisketa
    29 September 2009
    Article

    The resignation of the UN commander in chief in Congo this year is indicative of the rising number of problematic UN peacekeeping missions. For peacemaking in complex environments to have a chance of succeeding, members of the UN Security Council will need to transcend their own national security and economic interests.

  2. Week of Peoples Mobilisation

    23 October 2016 - Event

    Violations of human rights and the rights of peoples and nature have become an all too common part of transnational corporations’ operations. There are no binding rules for corporations on Human Rights at the international level. That’s why again this year, in coordination with the Treaty Alliance, the Global Campaign is returning to Geneva to advocate directly to UN member states to engage in a process to create a treaty, and to ensure they hear the voices of communities impacted by corporate violations loud and clear. Inside and Outside the UN dozens of delegates from social movements and civil society networks worldwide will participate in the Week of Peoples Mobilisation.

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    A Lost Opportunity

    01 June 1998
    Article
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    U.N. Ambassador's Oily Past

    Phyllis Bennis
    08 January 2007
    Article
  5. Secrets, Lies, & Propaganda

    • Tom Reifer
    03 January 2013
    Paper

    After the US embrace of torture after 9/11 it was only a matter of time before Hollywood decided to make a tribute to America’s liberal culture of torture for the big screen; Zero Dark Thirty

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    US Election Verdict Imperils India Nuclear Deal

    Praful Bidwai
    09 November 2006
    Article
  7. Hundreds of Civil Society Organizations Worldwide Denounce World Economic Forum´s Takeover of the UN

    27 September 2019
    Press release

    The call, made in an open letter, denounces attempts to ‘delegitimiz[ing] the United Nations and weaken(ing) the role of states in global decision-making.

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    The new Japan

    Achin Vanaik
    24 November 2006
    Article
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    Why is the UN ignoring the financial crisis?

    25 June 2009
    Article
    UN conference was convened to find new ways of dealing with the global financial and economic crises and give voice to those most affected by them. But the rich countries have opposed any real change, and the result is an anemic UN document.
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    United Nations and Transnational Corporations: a deadly association

    Alejandro Teitelbaum
    04 April 2007
    Article
    The United Nations is failing in its duty to control the abuses of transnational economic power.
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    Against Dictators: Use Law, not War

    John Cavanagh
    13 December 2002
    Article

    The argument over what action to take against Saddam Hussein is driven by the rhetoric of war. But can peaceful, legal action against Iraq's ruthless dictator be effective? The long campaign to bring Augusto Pinochet of Chile to justice offers an encouraging precedent.

  12. UN resolution goes far beyond no-fly zone

    Phyllis Bennis
    21 March 2011
    Article

    Foreign military intervention in Libya has little to do with humanitarian concerns, and protracted militarization could threaten the country's chance for real democratic development.

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    Misplaced euphoria over UN seat

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    India 's policy-makers are beguiled by deceptive symbols of “prestige” like the Commonwealth Games, G-20 membership and nuclear arsenals. Is this really what India should do with its growing power?

  14. End the United Nations/World Economic Forum Partnership Agreement.

    25 September 2019
    Article

    The UN Secretary General and the World Economic Forum signed on June 13 a Strategic Partnership Agreement for the implementation of the 2030 agenda (SDG). More than 400 organisations signed the following letter demanding the end of the agreement and denouncing it for formalising the corporate capture of the UN and moving towards an increasingly privatized and less democratic global governance.

  15. Haiti, Again?

    Phyllis Bennis
    20 January 2010
    Article

    The marginalisation of the UN and the militarisation of the US aid effort in Haiti reflect how humanitarian needs take a back seat to the Pentagon's priorities.

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    The Political Demand for Change

    Susan George
    27 February 1995
    Article
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    The United Nations and Spain in Haiti

    Mariano Aguirre
    01 February 2006
    Article
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    Responsibility to Protect

    • Denis Halliday, Fiona Dove, Phyllis Bennis, Henning Melber
    02 November 2009
    Book

    Reponsibility to Protect -  a responsibility of all States to protect their own populations, but ultimately a responsibility of the whole human race, to protect our fellow human beings from extreme abuse wherever and whenever it occurs, might provide a tool – if used carefully and responsibly – that could reduce (if not eliminate) more human disasters.

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    Video: Bennis on the Libya no-fly zone debate

    Phyllis Bennis
    17 March 2011
    Multi-media

    The international debate on imposing a no-fly zone in Libya has more to do with the politics of the New Middle East than with the protection of civilians.

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