UN Supports France in Mali As More Civilians Pushed from Country

On Monday January 14, the United Nations Security Council discussed France’s intervention in Mali – also known as Operation “Serval” – after which the French Ambassador to the UN, Gérard Araud, declared, “The nation’s partners express a thorough understanding and firm support of their intervention in Mali.” Araud confirms, “all of our partners have recognized […]

Strasbourg World Forum: Debates on the Status and Definition of Democracy

Strasbourg, France was host to the Council of Europe’s first World Forum for Democracy, held for five consecutive days in early October.  The Council of Europe, not to be confused with the European Council, exclusively fights for human rights and freedoms around the world.  The Forum brought together 47 member states and most importantly, many […]