By Jennifer Saxon, UNA-NCA Advocacy Fellow

In August 2022, the Rohingya refugee crisis will be recategorized as protracted, a displacement affecting more than 25,000 people living outside of their country for more than five years. The Rohingya will add one million people to the 16 million who have already experienced…


By Christina Smith, UNA-NCA Advocacy Fellow

Refugee rights, a priority on the UNA-NCA advocacy agenda, may bring to mind stories of those fleeing danger in far away lands, but advocacy does not stop at resettlement. Once a refugee has undergone the multiyear process to relocate to a third country, such…


By Shiraz De Vreede, UNA-NCA Advocacy Fellow

Arctic sea ice is critical to our planet’s temperature regulation, as white snow and ice reflect sunlight back to space in order to keep the ocean cool and maintain a balanced global temperature. Greenhouse gas emissions have disrupted this delicate ecosystem by melting…


By Julie Choi and Kayleigh Thompson, UNA-NCA Senior Advocacy Fellows

10 years after the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, the Japanese government has announced the beginning of a two year process that will release more than 1 million tonnes (an amount that is enough to fill about 500 Olympic sized swimming…


By Katie Ng Ross, UNA-NCA Senior Advocacy Fellow

Maryland educator Keishia Thorpe of the International High School at Langley Park describes herself as the type of person who “makes lemonade out of lemons.” On top of the difficulties that the COVID-19 pandemic inflicted around the world, Ms. …


By Catey Vera, UNA-NCA Advocacy Fellow

Shamima Begum was just fifteen years old when she was targeted online with romanticized ISIS propaganda; enthralled, she fled from her London home to marry an ISIS fighter and “further their cause” by producing a son. Similarly, Hoda Muthana was just twenty when, after…


By Kayleigh Thompson, UNA-NCA Senior Advocacy Fellow

The issue of genocide recognition and denial has challenged the international community since Polish lawyer Raphael Lemkin first coined the term in the wake of the Holocaust. On the 106th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide President Joe Biden officially recognized


By Marissa Zupancic, UNA-NCA Advocacy Fellow

The field of digital surveillance continues to grow as new technologies like biometric collection and facial recognition software become more readily available to law enforcement and government agencies. In a previous article, I detailed surveillance technology’s impact on immigrants, Biden’s proposed digital border wall


By Raphael Piliero, Senior Research Analyst

What determines if the United States can successfully attain its objectives on the international stage? In past and present debates surrounding international security, a common answer has been to outpace adversaries that militarily threaten the country; as adversaries develop newer and more threatening weapons…


By Raphael Piliero, Senior Research Analyst

How can nations work to prevent violence at the hands of law enforcement officials? A recent report released by the United Nations Human Rights Council lays out a path forward. This follows the forty-seventh session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), convened…

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