Mona Ali Khalil and Fred Carver

Mona Ali Khalil is an internationally recognized public international lawyer with 25 years of UN and other global experience in peacekeeping, sanctions, disarmament and counterterrorism. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Harvard University and a master's degree in foreign service and a juris doctorate from Georgetown University. She is an affiliate of the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict and is a former senior legal officer in the UN Office of the Legal Counsel. In January 2018, Khalil founded MAKLAW.ORG, an international legal advisory and consulting service, assisting governments and intergovernmental organizations on securing their rights and fulfilling their legal obligations.

Fred Carver is the head of policy for the UN Association of the United Kingdom, focusing particularly on UN peacekeeping. He has a master's degree in Asian politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies and has started a Ph.D. at Kings College London. Before joining UNA-UK, he ran the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice, a human-rights NGO that campaigned for peace based on justice and accountability for crimes committed during Sri Lanka's civil war. He remains a member of the organization's council of advisers and is a trustee of Support a Survivor of Torture, a charity for torture survivors living in Britain. He is a published author.

April 21, 2020 
The United Nations is turning 75 this year. While the UN has so far successfully averted a third world war, the aggressions in Iraq, Ukraine and Syria remind us that interstate conflicts remain a real and present danger. The Security Council’s failure to resolve intrastate conflicts, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to …

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