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News | 01/26/2021
Three Commitments About UN Peacekeeping I Hope to Hear During Amb. Thomas-Greenfield’s Nomination Hearing
This week the world will be watching Capitol Hill, when Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on her nomination to become the next U.S.-UN Ambassador. Our Senior Director of Peace and Security Policy lists the top three commitments she wants to hear in regards to UN peacekeeping.
Digital Contact Tracing and Data Privacy Challenges in the Age of COVID-19
Blog | 07/09/2020
Digital contact tracing apps—tools that harness smartphone data to monitor physical proximity between people to prevent the spread of coronavirus—show immense promise, but with that promise come concerns about security and privacy.
UN Helps NYC in Fight Against COVID-19
Blog | 04/02/2020
In coordination with U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft, the UN donated 250,000 face masks to New York City frontline health workers.
Socially Distanced, Globally Connected
Blog | 03/25/2020
The desire for increased global cooperation couldn’t be clearer. Some might argue that these results are only a reflection of heightened anxieties, since the U.S. is still climbing toward the top of the COVID-19 curve. Perhaps. It is equally possible that the coronavirus pandemic will mark a turning point in the American psyche, a moment when the reality of our global interconnectedness, whether we like it or not, will be indelibly stamped on us all.
It’s Time for a Clean Budget. End Outdated, Irrelevant UNFPA Riders.
Blog | 08/27/2019
Exactly 50 years ago, the U.S. government played a central role in the creation and launch of UNFPA, United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency.
Documentary Underscores Importance of Women in UN Peacekeeping
Blog | 07/29/2019
According to the UN, between 1957 and 1989, only 20 uniformed women served as UN peacekeepers. While that number has grown to nearly five percent of total uniformed personnel in UN peacekeeping today, the gender gap persists.
The Fight of Our Lives: How UN Peacekeepers are Helping Combat Congo’s Deadly Ebola Outbreak
Blog | 07/21/2019
UN Peacekeepers have existed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in some form since 1960. The current peacekeeping mission, known as MONUSCO, was established in 2010 in the aftermath of the African World War, which killed 5 million people. Now UN Peacekeepers are taking on a new responsibility: fighting Ebola.
"You can't rush peace." Our Sr. Director @chandrimagrdas joined the latest @CSISAfrica 'Into Africa' podcast to discuss the value of @UNPeacekeeping & why failing to pay our dues puts U.S. credibility at risk. 🎧: https://t.co/mkFxGCXLeg https://t.co/lmaEVmhlD8
One in three people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water. Over the next few decades, that number is only expected to increase. New @UN_Water report has more details. https://t.co/vV4zvtacwF
RT @CSISAfrica: America spends more money on Halloween candy than UN peacekeeping each year. In the new #IntoAfrica, @chandrimagrdas (@Bett…
Amid #COVID19, no one is safe until everyone is safe. That's why @UNICEF is putting its vaccine delivery expertise to work in the largest, fastest and most complex vaccination campaign in history. https://t.co/wpugvwCVQY