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Highlight 50/2022 – Ocean Governance Challenges for France

Jérémy Aron, 29 November 2022 The oceans play a fundamental role in the balance of our planet. Comprising more than […]

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Highlight 49/2022 – The World Cup 2022 in Qatar: The Need for Human Rights Protections in International Sports

Sujan Bidari, 24 November 2022 The FIFA World Cup began on November 20, 2022 in Qatar, and the ability of […]

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Highlight 48/2022 – Achieving food security in the 21st century will require a rethinking of food systems and a reform of international trade rules

Sondra Cheong, 18 November 2022 At the Twelfth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation held in June 2022, Member […]

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Highlight 47/2022 – Diversity and inclusion – a real strive for equality or just a modern trend?

Svetlana Ryzhik, 14 November 2022 Today, diversity, equality and inclusion are familiar topics. This is a fairly recent achievement of […]

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Highlight 46/2022 – Reflections on future China-EU relations based on the report of the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

Zishi Wang, 10 November 2022 The history between the China-European relations, although turbulent at times, has seen a steady improvement. […]

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Highlight 45/2022 – Adapting international governance to changes in the international order

Jean Carlo Manrique Vera, 8 November 2022 International governance, as the sum of rules and institutions in the international arena, […]

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Highlight 44/2022 – Security Council veto power needs to be reformed

Goga Gelitashvili, 28 October 2022 The ability of a permanent member to stop draft resolutions from being adopted by voting […]

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Highlight 43/2022 – Negotiating the balance of power with the toss of a two-sided coin

Gwendoline Kwankam, 21 October 2022 In the context of international governance, effective negotiations would require powerful nations to engage on […]

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Highlight 42/2022 – The role of national parliaments in the fight against corruption

Edem K. Medzinyuie, 6 July 2022 According to the World Economic Forum, echoing a statement made by the UN Secretary-General, […]

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Highlight 41/2022 – Women Economic Empowerment through Trade

Olha Krylova, 29 June 2022 International trade affects women and men differently. Women make up half the world’s population,  but, […]

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Highlight 40/2022 – Is China-EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment a great opportunity?

Jiaxu Mi, 28 June 2022 The EU and China are the world’s largest foreign capital outflow and inflow countries. On 30 […]

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Highlight 39/2022 – Why Early Warnings Go Beyond Just “Climate”?

Vidhya Kumarswamy, 24 June 2022 Considering the multi-hazard world that we live in today, and the disasters that are a […]

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Highlight 38/2022 – MIPAA Review Process as a means of Regional Governance of Ageing

Tamari Mtchedlidze, 17 June 2022 Demographic structure of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region has been changing for […]

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Highlight 37/2022 – Illiteracy in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Albatross hanging over the neck of Agenda 2030

Mireille Pakisa Nzuzi, 13 June 2022 An albatross, oftentimes, the symbolism of an omen of good luck that leads the […]

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Highlight 36/2022 – The role of Security Sector Governance/Reform in protecting freedom of information in conflict zones

Cyril Yemofio, 1 June 2022 Media communications have always been an integral part of a well-functioning society. Well before the […]

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Highlight 35/2022 – Human trafficking during the pandemic: did states succeed in protecting the most vulnerable?

Rosa Maria Ysobel Pareja, 27 May 2022 In an effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, states have curtailed the movement […]

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Highlight 34/2022 – Will CORSIA lead to a carbon-neutral aviation sector?

Samuel Duelli, 23 May 2022 Aviation was responsible for around 2.4% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2019. The […]

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Highlight 33/2022 – Air pollution and the need for a collaborative solution

Jake Van Grieken, 20 May 2022 The air we inhale is common to us all. In our struggle to dam […]

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Highlight 32/2022 – Delivering the SDGs through Fair Trade

Olha Krylova, 18 May 2022 Trade is the main driver for economic growth. That is why trade is a key […]

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Highlight 31/2022 – Is satellite communication the future of disaster management?

Anagha Lakshmi, 16 May 2022 The world’s population is growing, and its cities are expanding. In the context of these […]

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Highlight 30/2022 – Small is beautiful and also vital: Role of SMEs in the economy

Sruthee Sankara Ram, 13 May 2022 In his stellar 1973 work Small is Beautiful, EF Schumacher wrote about the need […]

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Highlight 29/2022 – The role of official statistics to promote democracy in the era of big data

Annalisa Baruffi, 11 May 2022 In 1992 the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) adopted the Fundamental Principles of […]

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Highlight 28/2022 – Will Putin be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court?

Marie Marthe Renée Letoublon, 9 May 2022 On Thursday, 28 April 2022, UN Secretary-General António Guterres visited sites of alleged […]

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Highlight 27/2022 – Is there a biased approach in refugee asylum management?

Geoffrey Bala-Gaye, 5 May 2022 There is a general consensus that humanitarian crises everywhere should be dealt with in accordance […]

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Highlight 26/2022 – Inflation is here to stay

Munkhbayar Batsuuri, 3 May 2022 Countries are seeing highest inflation levels in decades[1].  US consumer prices rose 8.5% in March […]

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Highlight 25/2022 – The positive impact of migration

Ahmad Naweed Walizada, 29 April 2022 In today’s globalized world, people are constantly moving and migrating in large numbers. The […]

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Highlight 24/2022 – Will the Russo-Ukrainian War trigger a world food crisis?

Jiaxu Mi, 26 April 2022 Russia and Ukraine are major exporters of food globally. Regarding, for example, sunflower oil, these […]

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Highlight 23/2022 – Corruption at the National Level: the Ultimate Betrayal of Public Trust that Undermines Good Governance and Security

Béatrice Jotterand, 22 avril 2022 Corruption is widespread, present at any level of the State and society, in any sector. […]

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Highlight 22/2022 – How have GRID strategies contributed to the World Bank’s response to COVID-19?

Samuel Duelli, 19 April 2022 COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on the world’s economy and people’s lives, leading to […]

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Highlight 21/2022 – The African Union, a force to be reckoned with?

Geoffrey Mousa Bala Gaye, 13 April 2022 On the 25th May, 1963, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African […]

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Highlight 20/2022 – How can Strategic Intelligence be used as an innovative concept to pursue Agenda 2030?

Ysobel Pareja, 11 April 2022 Foresight and the ability to articulate the current and future trends into strategy has been […]

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Highlight 19/2022 – The UN Global Compact and its influence in the business response to Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis

Olha Krylova, 8 April 2022 The UN Global Compact was established in July 2000 by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to […]

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Highlight 18/2022 – Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation – a new phenomenon within the WTO

Nargiz Ojagverdiyeva, 6 April 2022 WTO Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation is a recently announced initiative by certain members […]

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Highlight 17/2022 – Could the Russo-Ukrainian war be the catalyst for the reform of the Security Council of the United Nations Organization?

Cyril Yemofio, 4 April 2022 Wars have repeatedly changed the course of human history, opening pathways into the future and […]

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Highlight 16/2022 – The European Data Governance Act: A big step for the future of data sharing

Olha Krylova, 1 April 2022 The European Data Governance Act (DGA) is a proposal of the European Commission to establish […]

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Highlight 15/2022 – Doing their part: Putting the environment at the heart of trade negotiations at the WTO

Cyril Yemofio, 30 March 2022 Trade has always gone hand in hand with the environment. As WTO Director-General Ms Ngozi […]

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Highlight 14/2022 – A miscalculated action: 3 consequences of EU sanctions against Russia

Jérémy Aron, 28 March 2022 Russia has started a war that no one expected. On 24 February 2022, Vladimir Putin […]

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Highlight 13/2022 – Traditional litigation vs. Alternative Dispute Resolution

Nargiz Ojagverdiyeva, 25 March 2022 In Switzerland, the largest commercial disputes are mostly brought before the traditional courts or are […]

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Highlight 12/2022 – International and European governance structures need to adopt a different approach to tackle gender violence and harassment

Jake Van Grieken, 21 March 2022 Last year saw a global increase in cases of domestic violence and reported-rape against […]

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Highlight 11/2022 – A Beggar never grows up

Kodzovi Medzinyuie, 16 March 2022 A Professor of Political Economy at the University of Lome once indicated: “The turnover of […]

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Highlight 10/2022 – The Two ghosts in the house: The legacy of the British and French colonialism which haunts Africa

Mireille Pakisa Nzuzi, 3 March 2022 From time immemorial, one comes to the acknowledgement that the legacy of colonialism is […]

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Highlight 9/2022 – Gender Responsive Budgeting: the Indian context

Sruthee Sankara Ram, 23 February 2022 Persisting gender gaps across the world have been exacerbated by the pandemic and the […]

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Highlight 8/2022 – Addressing the gap and challenges faced by landlocked developing countries

Munkhbayar Batsuuri, 18 February 2022 Landlocked does not only mean lack of access to the sea, it also means that […]

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Highlight 7/2022 – What a win for the Yazidi community : German court hands down first genocide conviction against ISIS member

Marie Marthe Renée Letoublon, 11 February 2022 Seven years ago, ISIS members invaded Sinjar in northern Iraq, home to the […]

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Highlight 6/2022 – Climate change as a security concern: the challenges ahead

Jérémy Aron, 8 February 2022 Water scarcity, droughts, storms, flooding, massive fires, melting of the ice caps. Climate change is […]

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Highlight 5/2022 – 5 issues that will shape the international agenda

Tobden Chopel, 31 January 2022 The International Agenda for the 21st Century describes the vision and aspirations of subnational governments, […]

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Highlight 4/2022 – Can Facebook’s « Supreme Court » succeed?

Jiaxu Mi, 25 January 2022 With more than 2 billion users worldwide, Facebook has faced a series of content problems […]

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Highlight 3/2022 – How can governments protect children from the dangers they face online?

Annalisa Baruffi, 21 January 2022 Young people are increasingly connected. Internet and social media accessibility is growing up. In a […]

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Highlight 2/2022 – Can we aspire for a more equitable gender representation in the International Law Commission?

Rosa Maria Ysobel Pareja, 11 January 2022 The International Law Commission was established by the United Nations General Assembly to […]

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Highlight 1/2022 – Historic agreement on international corporate taxation

Olya Krylova, 4 January 2022 International taxation is usually governed by bilateral tax treaties and there is no global body […]

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