The United Nations Peacekeeping Forces, Weak but Necessary.

Featured Picture: MONUSCO Photos, CC BY-SA 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons. I am confident that if we work together and champion truly bold reforms,the United Nations will emerge as a stronger, more effective, more justand greater force for peace and harmony in
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A Step Forward in the U.N.’s Efforts Against Rape as a Weapon of War.

Featured Image: Photo by Stewart Munro on Unsplash. On Tuesday, 23 April 2019; the United Nations Security Council voted for resolution N° 2467; concerning the use of rape as a weapon in times of armed conflict.  This resolution builds on an earlier resolution of 24 June
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Genocide Convention: 9 December 1948.

Featured Image: Photo by Pixabay on Pexels By Dr. Rene Wadlow. Genocide Convention: 9 December 1948.An Unused but not Forgotten Standard of World Law. Genocide is the most extreme consequence of racial discrimination and ethnic hatred. Genocide has as its aim the destruction, wholly or
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The Protection of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

Featured Image: Big Pow-Wow with traditional costumes from East coast First Nations of Canada. By Marc-Lautenbacher, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. While both humanization and dehumanization are real alternatives, only the first is man’s vocation. This vocation is constantly negated.
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The United Nations as One

Featured Image: Photo by Brandi Alexandra on Unsplash. By Dr. Rene Wadlow. ” The outer message of the United Nations is peace.The inner message is Oneness.Peace – we strive to structure;Oneness – we manifest.” Dag Hammarshjold has written that the United Nations was: “the beginning
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The United Nations: The Reflection of the World Society.

Featured Image Photo by Shinobu in Pexels. By Rene Wadlow. In 1993, the then Secretary General of the United Nations, Boutros Boutros-Ghali wrote: “From the outset of my mandate, I have been convinced that the structure of the Organization must mirror, as closely as possible,
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The United Nations: The Shift in Perspectives and Action

In the final analysis, the UN is an ethical force. We must stand for the principles laid down in the UN Charter, in international and humanitarian law, and for that humanitarian imperative which is based on fundamental requirements of human decency. Thus, the effectiveness of international cooperation through the UN is fundamentally a question of the respect for its moral and ethical force.