Month: September 2015

At 70, is it time for a woman?

At seventy years old, the United Nations has had eight Secretaries-General – all men. As Ban Ki-Moon’s tenure comes to an end, there is a growing sense in New York that it is time for a woman to lead the world body. For the first time since its conception, almost 25 per cent of member […]

The Global Response to the Refugee Crisis

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonia Guterres, continues to appeal to the EU and the United States, citing refugee resettlement as an international issue of burden sharing. With 100,000 settlement places on offer covering less than three per cent of the total number of Syrian refugees, the world has been forced into a […]