Category Archives: Legal and Judicial Affairs

Settlement Building, Proposal to Annex Palestinian Land Among Factors Threatening Middle East Peace, Delegates Tell Security Council amid Calls for Solutions

Relentless settlement building, threats to annex land and change the status quo of holy sites, along with worsening conditions in Gaza and persistent violence � including during civilian protests � all threaten to destroy the tenuous peace process between Israelis …

Collective Knowledge, Experience of International Organizations Support New Nuclear Power Programmes

As countries work toward Sustainable Development Goal 7 to ensure access to energy for all, many opt to include nuclear power in their energy mix. This has the added benefit to reduce the environmental impact of energy generation and mitigate …

South Sudan Peace Process ‘Precarious’ But Advancing after Leaders Recommit to Transitional Government, Top Official Tells Security Council

Permanent Representative Says Constitution Reserves 35 per cent of Private, Public Sector Positions for Women, as Delegates Encourage Parity

While the situation for many people in South Sudan remains bleak, a year of relative peace has kick-started a process of …

Civilization: The Way We Live Now – powerful, troubling photographs of a crowded planet and uncertain future

In 1955, an enormous photographic exhibition, The Family of Man, challenged the world as to what it meant to be human. The curator, Edward Steichen, assembled 503 photographs by 273 photographers from 68 countries, while his brother-in-law, the poet Carl …

As Scott Morrison heads to Washington, the US-Australia alliance is unlikely to change

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s official visit to Washington this week carries some prestige. It is just the second official visit (including a state dinner) by a foreign leader during the Trump presidency, and the first by an Australian since John …