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The Post-2015 Agenda: A Global Call to Increase Civil Society Space

Lindsay Coates | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

Over the past 15 years, our thinking has shifted - the role of local agency and self-determination has become central to the policy discussion, though I would argue it has always been central to how humans make progress.

The Future Belongs to Us

Kehkashan Basu | Posted 09.05.2015 | Teen
Kehkashan Basu

The need for us , the youth , to be proactively engaged at all levels of decision making within the UN processes is an absolute must ,given the undeniable fact that we are amongst the largest sections of civil society today.

It's Not Just About the Money: To Change the World We Must Change Ourselves

Kanayo F. Nwanze | Posted 07.10.2016 | World
Kanayo F. Nwanze

Let us remember that not all commitments are measured in dollars. True, to save ourselves, our future and our planet, we need major resources, both public and private.

Can Smart Development and the Rule of Law Help Curb Crime?

Irene Khan | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Irene Khan

Efforts to strengthen the rule of law pay off in ways that few other forms of development aid can. But success does not happen overnight. Legal reform, institution-building and greater levels of access to justice are initiatives that take time, financing and political will.

Giving Rights to Future Generations -- Why It's Needed and How it Can Be Done

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

The post-2015 framework is about development justice in our immediate future but also about building a new framework for many generations to come. The problem, however, is that people cannot think and act long term if their daily life is an existential struggle.

The Price of Development and the Cost of Inaction

Kanayo F. Nwanze | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Kanayo F. Nwanze

April 15 is a day when millions of Americans are focused on the question of resources -- where they come from, what's going to be left over for tomorrow and what their children may expect to inherit.

Why Creativity Matters: Engaging Artists in the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Lisa Russell | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Lisa Russell

Tomorrow starts World Creativity and Innovation Week (which runs April 15-21) and in honor of it, Emmy-winning filmmaker and Founder of "I Sell the Sh...

We Know It Works, So Let's Keep Women's Health Central in Global Development

Ann M. Starrs | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Ann M. Starrs

As the governments of the world convene this week to discuss them, they need to look at the evidence. But they also need to listen to the voices of the millions of girls and women around the world for whom access to contraception and safe abortion is integral to their survival, to their health and to their well-being.

Put Children and Youth First in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

Protecting and nurturing children is absolutely vital to a more prosperous future and a world free of poverty, violence and inequality. But we can make a difference only when everyone gets involved to support change.

2015, A Crucial Year

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

I was born in the early '90s, therefore I have little knowledge of what happened in the '80s about the massive spread of HIV/AIDS and the causes, preconceptions, concerns about the soaring death rates and news coverage about the disease.

Don't Give Up on Education for All

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 04.06.2014 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

If there's one lesson the global economy has taught us over the last few years, it's that we cannot simply bail ourselves out of a crisis, that we cannot solely stimulate ourselves out of a crisis. Investing in high-quality education is the gateway to better skills, better jobs and better lives.