Nayarit Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons
– As a follow-up of a historic international conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons (Oslo, March 2013), the government of Mexico hosted a 2nd international conference from 13-14 February 2014 in Nuevo Vallarta, a residential resort community in the state of Nayarit, to build momentum for an ambitious diplomatic process that puts the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons the essence of nuclear disarmament efforts and achievement of a nuclear weapons free world, NTI reports….
Humanitarian Aid, Conflict and Politics
– … No satisfactory answers have been provided to this effect. Politicization of the Humanitarian Aid in Sri Lanka Traditionally, humanitarian work is said to be politicized whenever it becomes supported for various other reasons other than to simply help individuals who are in need (Jacob 12). Such reasons may include winning the minds and hearts of those in need, pursuit of political and security goals, pursuit of military, or to projecting a certain image to those in need. Humanitarian work may also be politicized when a government considers it its sovereign right to control of all activities within its borders in the course of a humanitarian crisis….
English Should Be the Official Language of the United States
– English as the official language of the United States could benefit the U.S. Government and America as a whole. America has long since been a multicultural nation and has been an English speaking nation since it was founded. The constitutional and federal documents are all in English, which furthers the American people, believing English should be our official language. The majority of states already have English as their official language, for English has always provided a much needed cohesion to our diverse citizens since it was founded….
International Relations Relating to Humanitarian Intervention
– In the following essay I will discuss aspects of international relations relating to humanitarian intervention and how they affect a nation’s responsibilities in the international arena. I will be drawing parallels to historical examples of intervention and to recent world events. I will inspect the classical realist notion of non-intervention and sovereignty and another newer line of thought, more adapted to the modern system. What I hope to bring forth in this paper is a clearer understanding of the situation and the responsibilities of the actors in current international relations in regard to humanitarian rights and intervention….
Discuss Whether it is Possible to Maintain the Neutrality of Humanitarian Aid
– The provision of humanitarian aid has become an increasingly contentious and complicated issue. A contributing factor has been the expanding numbers of humanitarian actors (Marriage, 2008: 2) and consequentially greater competition for funding and operational field space. Governmental and inter-governmental agencies have blurred the lines of pure humanitarianism by integrating these activities with their own state’s military and political objectives (Rigby, 2001). This is further exacerbated in contexts of conflict….