In September 2000, 189 UN member states and more than 25 international organizations of public and private scope, committed themselves to the complex cause of extreme poverty reduction on a global scale.
I was listening to a discussion today that included a question to a terminally-ill cancer patient regarding any regrets that he may have now that he...
Just imagine how different Marites Garcia's life could have been if she had been able to stay at school to finish her education and had been able to plan her family so she'd only have had two children. She would have been able to get a job to feed and educate them.
There are different ways to reach your goal. The great thing about having lived is being able to assess your failures, shortcomings and talents. Looking back on the past challenges is a wonderful way to figure out the new stuff. If something doesn't work, then try another way.
In 2015, our way forward is to empower women to ensure they get the health care they need and deserve.
The close of my first day working in Tanzania left me shaken from the lives we had lost as a result of a preventable medical condition; but the close of my year left me hopeful that the students, physicians and nurses I had taught would carry on the lessons learned to further improve maternal health in their country.
The start of a new year is a time for hope, and I'm especially hopeful this year because of the historic opportunities we have to help millions of people move from poverty to prosperity.
Germany's official focus on religion as a central factor in development strategy reflects a new willingness to explore and speak to the positive and negative roles that religious beliefs and institutions play in world affairs. Germany is not alone in this trend.
This fall I had an out of office email auto-reply on most days, traveling across Mexico, Azerbaijan, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, and beyond to meet with youth leaders. Four millennials I connected with along the way define leadership for our generation.
It is not just data. Sometimes our definitions fall short. Take, for example, the way we view income and labor. It simply doesn't cover enough of the work that women, and in particular poor women, are doing -- especially in their own households and the vast "informal" economy in which most of the world's poorest people work.
A noble exhortation to be sure, one that, it is safe to say, absolutely no one can argue with. But unfortunately the report falls short of making a valuable contribution to the wider discussion around the new development agenda, particularly when it comes to navigating the difficult road ahead.
Sustainable development, climate change, population, and reproductive health are interconnected and the solutions must match this complexity. A successful climate action plan must include a strong commitment to women's empowerment and reproductive health as one of the pillars to address the great climate change and environmental challenges of our generation.
Davis has always had a love for traveling and exploring the world. It opens her eyes and informs her on not only the good, but also the heartbreaking issues that go unknown day by day that are left unheard.
The prevalence of extreme poverty is steadily shrinking and the world is slowly getting better. But is the MDGs framework responsible for this progress?
Ultimately, it's an important step in the vision to ensure access to clean, continuous water for everyone.. not just today, but forever.
Globally, one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence at some point in her life. The World Health Organization has declared violence against women to be a global health problem of epidemic proportions.