Would you like to communicate directly with the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva about global issues? Do you think this is practically impossible? Well, the think-tank Foraus and the Global Studies Institute made this possible for an evening. Read the rest of this entry »
When writing my articles for the “UNO, You Know?!” Blog I don’t have to fear to be thrown into jail or being tortured for expressing my opinions. Unfortunately that could happen to me if I lived in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is now in jail for already three years because he was doing exactly the same thing I did : expressing his opinion in a blog. His wife Ensaf Haidar, now living in exile in Canada with their three children, was a guest at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. She was interviewed by the journalist Tom Gross. In the following article I would like to share with you the story of Raif Badawi based on the interview given by his wife. Read the rest of this entry »
By Didem Eker
Climate has been changing and world is getting warmer day by day. Scientific reports are warning us that climate is changing at an alarming rate. If countries don’t act responsibly on the climate change and desertification subject, the world will be getting warmer by up to 4, 5 C degree within this century. It is very important to reverse the negative effects of climate change and start recovering. Read the rest of this entry »
In light of recent events, GIMUN’s blog has decided to publish a special series on the theme of terrorism. This week, Ashlee Pitts presents us with a review of a lecture given by Max Abrahms, assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University, on September 30, 2015.
On September 30, 2015, assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University, Max Abrahms, started off the semester-long 2015 NU@Noon series by presenting his views on the effectiveness of civilian targeted attacks carried out by terrorist organizations. Read the rest of this entry »
In light of recent events, GIMUN’s blog has decided to publish a special series on the theme of terrorism. This first article will be followed by different perspectives on this subject over the next few weeks, presented to you by various journalists.