Donald Trump’s proposal to slash UN funding: a threat to international peace and security

Published on 24 March 2017 at Open Democracy, here. On April first the United States assumes the rotating monthly presidency of the United Nations Security Council amid widespread alarm over talk from US President Donald Trump that his government is considering drastically reducing its financial contributions and involvement in the UN. This could pose a … More Donald Trump’s proposal to slash UN funding: a threat to international peace and security

Campaigning for a Woman UN Secretary-General: A Conversation With Shazia Rafi

I spoke with Shazia Rafi of the The Campaign to Elect a Woman UN Secretary-General, about the selection of a woman Secretary-General to take over for Ban Ki Moon. Below is the interview, originally published at the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs on 16 May. — Before joining The Campaign Rafi served as Secretary-General of Parliamentarians … More Campaigning for a Woman UN Secretary-General: A Conversation With Shazia Rafi