Follow the Money: Financing UN Peacekeeping Operations

In our VOICES blog, we share regular updates from our global programs, including CIVIC’s Peacekeeping Team. This piece was written by CIVIC Peacekeeping Director Alison Giffen and United Nations Sr. Associate Sam Harju.  United Nations Member States are feverishly negotiating the proposed $7.27 billion budget for UN peacekeeping operations. These governments must come to an agreement on the…

“Protection Through Projection:” Can MONUSCO Maintain Innovative Community Engagement Practices Despite a Smaller Budget and Reduced Field Presence?

In our VOICES blog, we share regular updates from our global programs, including CIVIC’s Peacekeeping Team. This piece was written by CIVIC Peacekeeping Associate Bénédicte Aboul-Nasr, with input from Peacekeeping Advisor Lauren Spink and Peacekeeping Director Alison Giffen.  UN Member States are in the process of negotiating the budgets of UN peacekeeping operations, including the United Nations…

The International Day of the Child: The Need for Protection of Nigeria’s Next Generation

As the world observes International Day of the Child, we should stop and consider the critical need to protect civilians, including children, across northeast Nigeria. With some degree of success, the Nigerian government has pushed back armed opposition groups in the country’s northeast – especially Jama’atu Sunnah Lida’awati Wal Jihad and Islamic State West Africa,…