Preventative Diplomacy and the UN (Video)

Though everyone was focused on the Palestine UN bid last week, the official theme of the UN Summit this year is "The role of mediation in the settlement of disputes by peaceful means." Another word for this is Preventative Diplomacy, which has been a new focus of the UN Department of Political Affairs.

Cote d’Ivoire: From Protracted Crisis to Fast-Moving Conflict

Observers of the conflict in Côte d'Ivoire have been looking on with nervous anticipation as Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent president who refuses to cede power, schemed and pulled every string to hang on to the presidency. The past week has seen the conflict escalate, as the situation is rapidly deteriorating.