Climate and development
UNA-UK has released a major report on taking forward the new climate framework agreed by UN member states in Paris last year.
With a foreword from Ban Ki-moon, this report is the third in a series of UNA-UK publications on the post-2015 development agenda.
UNA-UK has released a major report on the new climate framework, due to be agreed by UN member states in December this year.
UNA-UK has released its second major report on the post-2015 development framework. Building on the first edition, this new publication shifts the focus from ‘what’ to ‘how’, as the international community enters its final year of deliberations on the framework.
Global Development Goals: Leaving no one behind considers the context in which the Millennium Development Goals were developed, assesses progress to date, offers views on achieving the 2015 targets, and provides insights into the creation of the post-2015 agenda.
Aimed at scholars, practitioners and interested observers, the publication explores the effects and implications of the political uprisings that have swept the Middle East and North Africa.
Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation
UNA-UK hosted a thought experiment event entitled ‘Surviving Nuclear Zero’ to encourage nuclear experts and students to consider the value states attach to nuclear weapons from a new perspective. This report highlights the lessons drawn from these debates..
This UNA-UK Towards Zero background paper examines the role of the UN in meeting the challenges of nuclear disarmament, and the prospects for success.
UNA-UK’s fourth Towards Zero briefing report, by Dr Rebecca Johnson, examines the prospects for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
UNA-UK’s third Towards Zero briefing report, written by Ted Seay, examines the future of theatre nuclear weapons in Europe.
UNA-UK's second Towards Zero briefing report, by Mark Fitzpatrick, examines the prospects for establishing a Middle East zone free from weapons of mass destruction.
UNA-UK's first Towards Zero briefing paper, by Professor John Simpson, examines whether the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is fit for purpose.
Human rights and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
This briefing seeks to respond to the hotly-debated issue of human rights in the UK. It provides analysis of the Government’s proposals to date and summarises the international ramifications of this process.
This report draws lessons from best practice on preventing and responding to genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.
The report takes stock of recent developments in Geneva, assesses some of the constraints and opportunities the UK is likely to face and provides recommendations for its 2014-16 term.
This report focuses on how the UK Government can work to prevent genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.
UK foreign policy
This report maps the terrain for the UK and UN peacekeeping operations and argues that there is inertia in current UK decision-making with regards to how to approach UN peace operations.
UNA-UK's foreign policy manifesto 'A global force for good' contains 10 recommendations for UK Government action that we believe, with full public support, represent an investment in Britain’s future and in a safer, fairer and more sustainable world.