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.
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.
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..
Climate and development
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'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 report focuses on how the UK Government can work to prevent genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.
UNA-UK’s first Responsibility to Protect (R2P) briefing paper examines the emergence, current status and future implementation of the R2P norm, and was written by Professor Alex J. Bellamy.
In 2008, the United Nations initiated a year of human rights learning to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the UK, UNA-UK teamed up with UNESCO Associated Schools to produce materials to help secondary school teachers and students explore human rights together.