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Peter Nadin

Peter Nadin is an independent researcher based in Sydney, Australia. He has worked previously as a project associate at the United Nations University (UNU). During 2013, he interned with the UNU and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations. His research interests include the politics of the UN Security Council and UN Peacekeeping Operations. Peter holds a Bachelor of Social Science/Arts (Hons) and a PhD from the University of Western Sydney.


Articles by Peter Nadin (8)

  • The race is on to join team Guterres at the UN

    António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres is all but confirmed as the next secretary-general of the United Nations with the Security Council set to forward his nomination to the General Assembly. He will become the fourth Western European, the ninth man, and the first former head of government to hold the position. Born in Lisbon in 1949, Guterres trained in electrical engineering and physics at the University of Lisbon.
  • Rudd as Secretary-General: UN should have decided, not Turnbull

    Kevin Rudd's bid to nominate as a candidate for the next UN secretary general (SG) has been vetoed by the Turnbull Government. This is more than a little embarrassing for everyone concerned. In a few hours, many UN observers will wake to the news of Rudd's thwarted campaign and shake their heads in disbelief that a country would so savagely cut down a former statesman in such a public manner. All the other 12 candidates for SG were nominated by their respective governments.
  • UN Security Council bid: How Australia should sell itself

    It's leaders' week at the UN. The 70th Session of the General Assembly is open for business under the Presidency of Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark. General-Secretary Ban Ki-Moon is presiding over his penultimate session; next year he will be replaced by an 'Eastern European woman,' if Russia's Permanent Representative Vitaly Churkin is to be believed. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and UN Ambassador Gillian Bird at UN headquarters, 28 September.
  • The Liberal Party's conflicted relationship with the UN

    In a speech to the National Press Club yesterday, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she is 'scoping the opportunities for our next term on the United Nations Security Council.'  Australia performed well during its 2013-2014 term on the Security Council, and the time has come for a decision to be made about the next term.
  • Kevin '17 and the race to be the next UN Secretary-General

    In April last year, the Saturday Paper ran a story suggesting Kevin Rudd was looking to take on the world's most impossible job: UN Secretary-General. Nick Bryant quickly poured cold water on the idea, writing that 'the problem with this narrative is that it overlooks some nettlesome details.' Rudd's name, nevertheless, continues to circulate. He has taken up positions at the Asia Society and the International Peace Institute, both of which are based in New York.
  • Australia and UN peacekeeping: Time for a reset

    The UN is the go-to organisation for virtually every forgotten international crisis. While the West has struggled on in Afghanistan and Iraq, the UN and its peacekeeping missions have been deployed to just about everywhere else: Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Darfur, Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, Timor-Leste, Haiti, and Burundi.
  • Australia on the UN Security Council: An end-of-term review

    At the end of the year, Australia will complete its fifth term as an elected member of the UN Security Council, the world's premier international peace and security body. It has been a difficult 24 months. The Council's focus has been erratic, and its permanent membership increasingly divided.