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UN to Security Council: Protect women’s rights ‘before, during and after conflict’

Jude Johnson -Over the course of the past decade, there has been "a paradigm shift" in understanding the devastating impact of sexual violence in conflict on international peace and security, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council during a high-level debate on Tuesday. At the meeting marking the 10th anniversary of the

France condemns North Korea’s latest nuclear test

By Josephine Ella-Ejeh France has joined the rest of the world to condemn the new nuclear test carried out by North Korea on September 3, 2017. France “Utterly condemns the new nuclear test carried out by North Korea” on 3 September.  Through its nuclear and ballistic programme, conducted in violation of its

AU to keep building on progress to curb WMD – ISS Africa

bY NICOLAS KASPRZYK   The UNSC resolution 1540 comprehensive review highlights the active role played by the AU.   In 2016, the United Nations (UN) 1540 Committee conducted a major exercise with two clear aims: firstly, to take stock of the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540, and secondly, to produce recommendations to strengthen