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UN Puts on Big To-Do, Amid Tight Security, to Sign Climate Accord

Dulcie Leimbach | Posted 04.26.2016 | World
Dulcie Leimbach

The United Nations threw a large and lavish party at its headquarters in New York on Earth Day, the opening day of the signing ceremony for the world's new climate agreement. About 170 heads of state and government representatives came to inscribe their names, in alphabetical order by country, in the General Assembly Hall.

Tomorrow's Leaders Today

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

One Young World is the preeminent global forum for leaders aged 18-30. The not-for-profit organization hosts an annual Summit with 1,300 delegates from all 196 countries; drawn from businesses, universities, NGOs and other forward thinking organizations.

'Our Future, Our Choice' -- On the Ground at the People's Climate March

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.27.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

On September 21, I was present at a piece of history...the People's Climate March of 2014. It was a huge event, planned with precision, and broken down into six contingencies. The route covered two miles. My interviews began with people waiting for the bus, on their way to the west side of Manhattan.

Will The UN Climate Summit Be The 'Start Of A Momentum'?

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, Sept 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate-changing emissions surge globally, a summit of world le...

Climate Change: Who Will Lead?

Jimmy Carter | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Jimmy Carter

It would be too easy to wash one's hands and blame politicians for their failure to address climate change. Any failure would be collective. Responding to climate change is everyone's responsibility.

Women's Leadership Can Transform the Way We Do Business in a Climate-Constrained World

Mary Robinson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Mary Robinson

For the women who are in leading roles in business, I have a proposition to make. I want you to be champions of climate justice.

A Compassionate and Holistic Economy, Where Local Is Global

Thierry Dufay | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Thierry Dufay

What if we swap minimum wage with minimum existence? The essence should be a good and beautiful life. For people and for planet.

Mary Robinson: 'We Only Have One Earth'

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

Talking to HuffPostLive at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, former Irish President Mary Robinson urged leaders and people around the world...

Business Leaders Aim To Build A Better Version Of Capitalism

Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact

Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, and Jochen Zeitz, chairman of Puma, launched a nonprofit group called The B Team on Thursda...

Congo Army Rapes Detailed in UN Report as Special Brigade Arrives

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 07.15.2013 | World
Reporters Uncensored

By Tala Dowlatshahi This article originally appeared in The cycle of sexual violence that has been churning throughout the eastern half...

37 Years From Now

Mary Robinson | Posted 05.25.2013 | Impact
Mary Robinson

A lack of gender equality is limiting our ability to achieve sustainable development, as we consistently underuse and undervalue the contribution of half of the population. Mothers know this.

'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Rocks the World'

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

Throughout Mary Robinson's career the fight for justice has driven her life-choices, and the enormity of her courageous decisions cannot be underestimated.

My Hope for 2030: A World Without Child Marriage

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
Impatient Optimists

The harmful effects of child marriage are not limited to the girls themselves. When a girl is married, she is deprived of the opportunities -- educational, social and economic -- that would allow her to help lift her family and her community out of poverty.

2012 Was a Year for Women and Girls: Will We See the Same Momentum in 2013?

Purnima Mane | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women
Purnima Mane

In March of this year, on International Women's Day, I asked, "Is 2012 the Year for Women and Girls?" Now, as we enter 2013, I find myself looking back on my call for stronger partnerships, more global coalitions and wondering, Are those enough?

Taking the Lead in Politics and Climate Change: An Interview With Mary Robinson

Martha Burk | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Martha Burk

Robinson is widely regarded as a transformative figure in the presidency of Ireland. Today she heads the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice. I interviewed her recently for my radio show, in anticipation of the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development coming up in June.

Ending Child Marriage: Insights From Desmond Tutu And Mary Robinson

Marianne Schnall | Posted 04.07.2012 | World
Marianne Schnall

Child marriage is one of the most shocking and disturbing practices facing girls around the world today. Every year, ten million girls are forcibly married before the age of eighteen, many as young as twelve or thirteen-years-old.

The People at the Head of the Table Are Talking Past the People Sitting Around the Table

Jack Ucciferri | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Jack Ucciferri

The people of the world are demanding justice and opportunity NOW. Too many of even our best political, economic, and cultural leaders seem deeply invested in interminably slow processes that seem flawed from the get-go.

Girls Just Want to be Girls

Monika Mitchell | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Monika Mitchell

The issue of child marriage and the work of "Girls Not Brides" -- announced yesterday at the Clinton Global Initiative -- highlight the challenges ahead for gender advancement.

Climate Change -- A Glimpse of the Future

Mary Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Robinson

Travelling by seaplane to Koyra, in the delta area of Bangladesh, was the equivalent of a journey some years into the future, when the devastating effects of climate change will be an accepted reality worldwide.

Amanda Terkel

House Republicans Block Child Marriage Prevention Act | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, the House took up the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2010. The bill would ensure that c...

Leapfrogging Barriers to a Two-State Deal

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

There is a consensus brewing among progressives, big-name foreign policy hands and some neoconservatives that a borders/security strategy is a way to leapfrog over current impediments to progress in Israel and Palestine.

Political Memoir | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bloomsbury USA has acquired the North American rights for Everybody Matters, the memoirs of former Irish President Mary Robinson....

Sierra Leone's Model for Improving Maternal Health and Women's Rights

Mary Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mary Robinson

As the world moves toward review of the Millennium Development Goals, other nations should take a closer look at the success of Sierra Leone's maternal health program and commit to apply its lessons around the world.

Denis Halliday Urges Irish-Americans to Defend the Rachel Corrie

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The issue of the Gaza blockade has tremendous resonance in Ireland, partly because of Ireland's high degree of engagement in international humanitarian causes.

The Elders Speak: Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter And Mary Robinson

Marianne Schnall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marianne Schnall

There is a diverse, all-star cast of some of today's most treasured and charismatic leaders who have come together online and off in a group called the Elders. Their mission: to fight for social justice.