Tag: Peace and Security

Twinkle Twinkle Little War

THE ROLE OF CHILDREN IN PROLONGING VIOLENT CONFLICT By Mariel Verroya   The Covid-19 lockdown allows us to reflect on the unfortunate realities that are happening in the world. We tend to forget that armed conflicts, hunger, dictatorships, oppressed minorities, etc., kill more than the virus. Let us take the time to reflect on events […]

WOMEN  PEACE AND SECURITY ACHIEVEMENTS IN COLOMBIA

  Over the past few decades, Colombian women and girls have been disproportionally affected by the ravages of war. This article describes Colombia’s main advances in the area of ​​women, peace and security after the signing of the peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People´s Army (FARC-EP). As the 20th anniversary […]

WEST PAPUA: THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE

By: Mariel Verroya The West Papuan struggle for independence has taken the lives of over 500,000 indigenous West Papuans (Evans, 2019). Forty more casualties were added to this list as of October 2019. However, obtaining accurate information is challenging due to the government restrictions on international journalists access in the region and their intentional slowing […]

Australia and the United Nations in a Changing World Order

INAUGURAL DR DOUG EVERINGHAM LECTURE GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY SOUTHBANK CAMPUS, BRISBANE 27 OCTOBER 2019 Major General Michael G Smith AO (Retd)   Let me start by acknowledging our traditional owners of this land and their leaders past, present and future. Our first Australians have demonstrated remarkable traits of compassion and forgiveness and we have much to […]