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Cities Of Invisible People

Toby Norman | Posted 07.23.2016 | HuffPost Home
Toby Norman

Today, over a fifth of the world's population remain perpetually invisible, over one in five people do not officially count. But they do, because every person counts. We need to give them the option to take off their invisibility cloaks when and if they choose.

What Good's A Forum If Nobody Can Get To It?

Michael Gill | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Michael Gill

The fact that the world's governments are even able to meet in New York is thanks to modern air transport. However, providing safe, efficient and reliable air service does not just help diplomats reach UN headquarters. Aviation plays a more fundamental role in helping to support development around the world.

The First 1,000 days

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Last Thursday the World Bank Group hosted a panel to discuss global efforts to combat early childhood malnutrition, the link to ending extreme poverty...

Challenges Women Face in Managing Public-Private Partnerships

FOMIN | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
FOMIN

By Dennis Blumenfeld and Andrea Arzaba Díaz Dennis Blumenfeld coordinates an $8 million Multilateral Investment Fund technical assistance project t...

Activist Deaths Demand Accountability

Astrid Puentes Riaño | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Astrid Puentes Riaño

Justice for Berta demonstration outside the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Photo: Daniel Cima/IACHR Last year 185 environmental activists...

An Opportunity We Can't Afford to Miss: Creating a Global Ecosystem for Learning and Innovation

Wendy Kopp | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Wendy Kopp

This essay was submitted to the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity and can also be found here. Last Autumn, the 193 M...

The Nigeria Power Situation: Hindsight, Insight and Foresight

Seyi Fabode | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Seyi Fabode

My last post on the Nigeria power industry was a reaction to a Vanguard article by the Minister of Power. It was an article I read while at Murtala Mohammed Airport in the midst of what turned out to be a brief power outage.

What Now for TTIP, CETA and UK Trade?

Mark Dearn | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Mark Dearn

The UK was key to the worst elements of TTIP. Now the British people must ensure we never see its like again.

How Businesses Can Do Well By Doing Good

Erik Solheim | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Erik Solheim

Each and every decision we take today related to private investment will have historic implications. We must learn that more and better investment is possible.

Fight Poverty Through Entrepreneurship

Ann Mei Chang | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Ann Mei Chang

It's a big week for entrepreneurship. Today is the start of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, hosted by President Obama at Stanford University. Mo...

To Reach the SDGs, the World Needs a Multi-Generational Alliance

Bill Reese | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

Last year, more than 190 world leaders committed to end extreme poverty, reduce social and economic inequalities, and address the horrors of climate c...

Is there a future for small INGOs in the UK?

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

On Wednesday the Global Development Institute (GDI)'s David Hulme represented a research project run jointly by GDI and the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID, the University of Sheffield), at the Small Charities International Development Debate in the House of Lords.

Is Africa Still Rising? Yes. Actually, It's Just Getting Started!

John-Paul Iwuoha | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
John-Paul Iwuoha

While there are exceptions in places like Burundi, DR Congo and a few other countries, democracy is taking root in Africa. The continent is now more peaceful and stable, compared to a few decades ago when it was run by dictators, military juntas and warlords.

Radio on the Road to 2030

Kevin Perkins | Posted 06.16.2016 | Impact
Kevin Perkins

Photo credit: Jesse Winter 2016 is the first year of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a new global blueprint for change. Strategically ap...

Celebrity advocacy doesn't always work, but who cares?

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson meets with Danilo Astori, ex-vice president of Uruguay Linking celebrities with humanitarian causes has beco...

The Hidden Heroes of Gaziantep

Darcy Ataman | Posted 06.11.2016 | World
Darcy Ataman

Each year on June 20th the United Nations invites organizations and people from around the world to celebrate World Refugee Day. This is an event that "honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence."

The Hunger of Reproach: Is There Hope for Our Food System?

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

The struggle to reassert the public sphere is taking place at local, regional, and municipal levels in many forms, from food policy councils to land takeovers.

Refreshing the Peace Corps Brand

Carrie Hessler-Radelet | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact
Carrie Hessler-Radelet

The Peace Corps is a catalyst for community development and cultural exchange, powered by Volunteers ready to use their energy, creativity, and skills...

An Open Letter to Bernie Bros

Ming Holden | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Ming Holden

You're entitled to your opinion, and you're entitled to your vote. As am I, and my opinion is that if you refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton if it comes to that in November, you're abandoning marginalized people much more than I am by voting for her.

Beyond Vertical Solutions: Partnering for Transformational Impact

Andy Bryant | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Photo credit: Village Enterprise This is a guest post by Ash Rogers, Executive Director of Lwala Community Alliance, and Dianne Calvi, President and ...

Gender Equality in Education: A How-To Guide for Teachers

Randal Mason | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Randal Mason

How can education better support both girls and boys? A new resource offers guidance. When more than 150 world leaders crafted and released the Sust...

To the Graduate Who Wants to Work in International Affairs

Morgan Courtney | Posted 06.01.2016 | College
Morgan Courtney

I, too, was that bushy-tailed graduate once, and over time, I learned -- from myself and the travails of those hewing similar paths -- that despite the myriad ways people build careers in this field, there are some best practices.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Rohini Ross | Posted 06.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

"Love is the answer because, pure mind, divine mind is pure love. Divine consciousness is pure love. Divine thought is pure love." -- Sydney Banks I...

First Humanitarian Summit Must Address Causes of Recurring Crises

Luca Alinovi | Posted 05.25.2016 | Science
Luca Alinovi

Luca Alinovi, Executive Director, Global Resilience Partnership Johan Rockström, Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre The first United N...

From Billions to Trillions

Dante Disparte | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

Business is hard everywhere. Wise business leaders will diversify the regulatory burden and comparatively high costs of operating in advanced markets where the competitive landscape is crowded, for the first mover advantage of pioneering markets.