April 2017

UN Names Two Women to Highly Visible Envoy Posts

Two women have been named to highly visible posts at the United Nations: Pramila Patten of Mauritius is the new special envoy on sexual violence in conflict and begins in mid-June; and Virginia Gamba, an Argentine, is special envoy on children in armed conflict, beginning May 1. The latter is arguably the more controversial job because through …

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Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies at Fordham University
Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies at Fordham University

Nikki Haley: Don’t Forget LGBTI Rights at the UN Security Council

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, has articulated an ambitious blueprint for the American presidency of the UN Security Council this month. One pillar of the US approach will be what she called an “unprecedented” thematic session on human rights to enable the achievement of international peace and security. …

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Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies at Fordham University

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