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Latest Vote on Next UN Leader Goes to Guterres Again

Dulcie Leimbach | Posted 10.01.2016 | World
Dulcie Leimbach

Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, whispering to Sameh Shoukry, Egypt's foreign minister, at a UN Security Council meeting on Sept. 21, 2016, o...

World Leaders Have An Historic Opportunity To Support Migrants And Refugees

Helen Clark | Posted 09.19.2016 | World
Helen Clark

This week, world leaders have an historic opportunity to address this issue and come together in a spirit of shared responsibility for the world's refugees and migrants.

Candidates' Commitment to Human Rights Should Play Crucial Role in UN Secretary-General Election

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Image: United Nations. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com As the world watches Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump compete for the U.S. presidency, another impo...

Weekend Roundup: Where the UN Can Succeed Instead of Fail

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.14.2017 | World
Nathan Gardels

The Paris climate accord, signed by 175 countries in April, was a high point of success for the United Nations. The U.N. has also managed to focus governments around the world on sustainable development goals. Yet, on the security side of the equation, for which the U.N. was principally founded, the record is largely one of failure. (continued)

Trust and Accountability: Why Transparency Is at the Core of Our Mission

Helen Clark | Posted 04.13.2017 | Impact
Helen Clark

We have placed transparency at the very core of our mission. We believe it is vital to build and maintain trust with all our partners and with the citizens we serve in developing countries. Those who channel funding through us have a right to know how it is used, and so do citizens.

50 Years of Empowering Lives and Building Resilient Nations

Helen Clark | Posted 02.23.2017 | World
Helen Clark

Fifty years ago, one in every three people around the world was living in poverty. It was against that backdrop that the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, was founded in 1966.

Work Helps People Escape Poverty

Helen Clark | Posted 12.14.2016 | Impact
Helen Clark

Work provides the means to tackle poverty, empower minorities by being inclusive, and protect our environment -- if jobs are green in a green economy. The challenge is to design policy responses to the changing world of work which will ensure that human development benefits from that change.

The Tyranny of Violence Against Women and Girls: 16 Days of Activism

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 12.09.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

It is time for every man to start doing something to end the scourge of violence against women and girls in their homes and communities.

My 10 Cent Request to the 'SUPER GIRLS' of Davos

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 10.11.2016 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

October11 was the International Day of the Girl, sadly more than a billion girls and young women had nothing to celebrate. They have not been invited to share the wealth of opportunities that all human beings deserve.

TPP: Foie Gras For Corporations; Dead Rats For Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.11.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

There's no reason for the US to swallow a trade deal filled with rotten rodent terms. American workers know for sure that if the scheme contains any foie gras, it'll be served on silver platters to corporations while workers are force-fed rats. America should withdraw. Congress should reject the TPP.

Why the Sustainable Development Goals Matter

Helen Clark | Posted 09.24.2016 | Politics
Helen Clark

If the global community collectively is prepared to step up to the challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, then there's a chance of achieving sustainable development -- and with it better prospects for people and our planet.

An Opportunity For Women's Equality

Helen Clark | Posted 05.07.2016 | Women
Helen Clark

Achieving gender equality requires determined action at all levels. It is important to focus not only on ensuring that women can participate in the decisions which affect their lives, but also on eliminating discriminatory institutions, attitudes and practices.

Momentum Remains High for Forests' Role in Sustainable Development and Tackling Climate Change

Helen Clark | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green
Helen Clark

I hope that the private sector will build and expand on the significant commitments already made to achieve these supply chains.

War on Poaching: 'Saving the Wild' Quotes of 2014

Jamie Joseph | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Jamie Joseph

There are a growing number of global citizens that refuse to believe in a world without elephants and rhinos, who believe that man has no right to make another species extinct, and who are acutely aware that the greatest threat to wildlife is the belief that someone else will save it.

Top 5 Ways to Save Our Elephants From Extinction

Jamie Joseph | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

World Elephant Day is recognized on August 12, an appeal to all global citizens to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face. A few days after learning of the death of Satao I met up with beloved scientist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to discuss the elephant crisis.

Will New Zealand Ban the Ivory Trade? Jane Goodall and Helen Clark Speak Out

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

Prominent New Zealand business leaders have teamed up with many of the most respected international conservation agencies and spokespeople to urge the New Zealand Government to consider a complete ban on all ivory trading.

UN Helen Clark: Rural Poverty Is Fuelling the Poaching Crisis

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

With so many people living in poverty, Helen Clark explains that meeting the balance between conservation and development is perhaps the most complex in the array of responses to the illegal wildlife trade.

International Women's Day: Sexual Violence and 'Honor Inequality' in India

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

March 8 is an important day in the calendar, but it is rendered meaningless by the grim reality that India is still a state where the rights of women remain vastly unequal; where institutions work to assist those who have money and influence, but remain utterly impervious to the misery of millions of women.

'Landscape: Scene/Re-Seen' at the Westport Arts Center

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

By design, "Landscape: scene/re-seen" is not an homage to the majestic beauty of nature, nor it is a proclamation of our inevitable doom. It, as Andy Hall, the collector whose works we see here so eloquently puts it, is "the world we live in."

"One Day on Earth" Film Premieres at U.N. and Around World

Jim Luce | Posted 06.24.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

'One Day on Earth' is a living time capsule of who we are. We have much to fix -- but we have more going for us, it seems, than not.

Opportunities for Economic and Political Inclusion in the Arab Spring

Helen Clark | Posted 08.03.2011 | World
Helen Clark

There are moments when historic, transformational change is possible. This is one of those moments in the Arab States.

Jobs, Equity and Voice: Why Both Economic and Political Inclusion Matter in the Arab World

Helen Clark | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Helen Clark

In both Tunisia and Egypt, we have longstanding programs to advance human development. We are now working with the national authorities on support for their countries' next steps.

WikiLeaks: New Zealand Sells Itself as "a more Pacific country" than Australia - And As Key to Pacific Security. US Buys It.

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

New WikiLeaks cables clearly indicates the U.S.'s increasingly close relationship with New Zealand -- as well as its increasing reliance on New Zealand when it comes to Pacific security issues.

Development On Decline For Struggling Countries

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At last month's U.N. summit, international leaders gathered to discuss the progress of Millennium Development Goals. Many of the initiative's aims hav...

Film Shown at U.N. Donor Conference on Collapse of Haiti's Presidential Palace

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The film "Thirty-Five Long Seconds: Haiti's Deadly Earthquake" was screened recently as part of the recent Donor's Conference ...