Sudan Prepares for January Referendum
On January 9, Sudan will hold an independence referendum that many world leaders fear will incite the country back into civil war.
Possible Delays for the Sudan Referendum
Due to low voter registration and delays in printing the referendum ballots, the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) has requested a three week delay for the referendum.
Conversation with Atul Khare
The Better World Campaign sat down with Atul Khare, UN Assistant Secretary- General of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, to discuss the role of United Nations peacekeeping, including its successes and challenges, and how UN peacekeeping serves American foreign policy interests.
Ugo Solinas on UN Peacekeeping in Haiti
The Better World Campaign sat down with UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations Political Affairs Officer, Ugo Solinas, one week after the 2010 presidential elections in Haiti, to discuss the UN's logistical and security support of the election process and the Cholera epidemic.
UN Working Towards Progress in Ivory Coast
Recent democratic elections in the Ivory Coast elected Alassane Outtara as the nation’s new president. Yet despite validation by the Electoral Commission in this free and fair election, incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo has refused to relinquish the presidency.
Historic Vote Underway in Sudan
Sudan’s referendum vote for self determination began on January 9, 2011 and may result in Southern Sudan's secession forming Africa's youngest nation.
UN Keeping the Peace in Ivory Coast
In the Ivory Coast today, what is standing between a mere political crisis and full-scale civil war are about 9,000 lightly armed UN Peacekeepers.
Haiti’s Runoff Elections Scheduled
Following a first round of elections in November, Haiti has scheduled presidential run-off elections for March 20.
Podcast: Jack Christofides
Jack Christofides, Team Leader for the Sudan Integrated Operational Team of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, sat down with us immediately following Sudan's referendum.
Southern Sudan Votes to Form Africa's Newest Nation
Southern Sudan has voted overwhelmingly for independence and is expected to become Africa's youngest nation in July 2011.