The current conflict in Ukraine has caused growing concerns about the potential use of unconventional weapons. Dr Angela Kane, Dr Jaime M. Yassif, and Christopher Colletta from NTI highlight the urgency of establishing a “Joint Assessment Mechanism” within the UN system to investigate cases where there is ambiguity about the source of a biological event.
Russia’s war in Ukraine has already devastated Ukraine, and the situation could get even worse: Carlo Trezza argues that Russia could, for example, resort to chemical and/or nuclear weapons. To stand up to Russia’s aggression, there are many actions that both NATO and the UN can take to pressure Russia.
ELN Impact Director Jane Kinninmont authored an op-ed in The Guardian on steps that Europe, the US and UN can take to renew and recast international diplomacy on Israel and Palestine, arguing it’s time to prioritise human rights regardless of (the total lack of) progress in political...
As the US’s new envoy for Yemen heads to the region this week, he is coming from consultations with representatives of all five permanent members of the UN Security Council. The US and Russia’s ability to coordinate and find common ground at the UN will be critical for the prospects for peace in Yemen. There may just be an opportunity for progress.
The UN’s High Representative for Disarmament Affairs speaks to the ELN about why women need to be represented in disarmament, the need for youth engagement and her advice for women setting out to work in this field.
Renata Dalaqua looks at the findings from UNIDIR’s nine-month investigation into the interconnections between arms control and the WPS Agenda, exploring how arms control and disarmament measures can help strengthen its implementation.