Resolving the Political Crisis in DR Congo

Testimony at the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Ida Sawyer, Director, Central Africa Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, members of the subcommittee, thank you for the invitation to testify. I appreciate your ongoing and bipartisan interest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is at…


How Companies and Their Investors Pay Lip Service to UN Sanctions

by Enrico Carisch November 5, 2017 South Korean soldiers guarding the Panmunjom demilitarized zone  between South Korea and North Korea, to the rear. UN Security Council sanctions against entities doing business with North Korea have been selective. HENRIK ISHIHARA/CREATIVE COMMONS     If an investment, shareholding, credit or other financing tool benefits an enterprise or…


Climate Science Special Report

Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I This report is an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States. It represents the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Executive Summary Highlights of the Findings of…


The Failures of North Korea Sanctions: Self-Inflicted Wounds

October 31, 2017 Enrico Carisch   This undated picture released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting a launching drill of the medium-and-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)     US President Donald Trump’s zealous stance…


Presentation of the Coordinator of the UN Expert Monitoring Group on ISIL/AQ and Taliban (in German)


Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler
Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen


Internationale Aspekte der terroristischen Bedrohung für deutsche Unternehmen und die neuesten Entwicklungen im Sanktionsregime des Sicherheitsrates der Vereinte Nationen

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Centrafrique : Pas de situation de « pré-génocide », selon Adama Dieng

  Dakar Jeudi, 12 Oct 2017   La Centrafrique «n’est pas en situation de pré-génocide», a estimé hier à Bangui le conseiller spécial de l’Onu pour la prévention du génocide, Adama Dieng, alors que ce sujet fait l’objet d’une controverse depuis l’été. «La République centrafricaine n’est pas en situation de pré-génocide. (Un génocide) est un…