History shows that doing the right thing is never about just doing it. It takes acceptance of its consequences and a readiness to address them. Shying away from these tasks is not pragmatism. It is called cowardice.
Obama hopes to go down in history as having ended the half-century of U.S. hostility toward Cuba and its revolution. We do not know what the next administration will bring. We must pressure Obama to act decisively now to realize his promise to truly normalize relations with Cuba.
The accusation against the former UN General Assembly president, John Ashe, and five others on corruption schemes reveals the lax system for choosing a leader of a body that encompasses all 193 UN member states.
There are so many opportunities for technological innovation to drive global development. The ability to collect and analyze data, made possible by the digital age, can transform how diseases are monitored and treated.
Women around the globe need to be made aware of all the narratives. The reason is simple. We are all interconnected. Women must recognize their commonalities as they search for solutions. Every story is valid. They all need to be heard -- individually and in unison.
Now is the time to move forward with greater commitment than ever to ensuring that women and girls - and their sexual and reproductive health and rights - are at the center of U.S. policies at home and abroad.
Pot banging, booing and swearing make up the chorus of disgruntled Brazilians, frustrated with a government that has been acting in discordance with their initial campaign promises.
The fight against ISIS is not going well. In Iraq, the Obama Administration's declared main theater of the battle, an anti-ISIS military offensive has stalled amid allegations of politicized intelligence.
The President's decision to devote more troops and logistical support to UN Peacekeeping is a one-two punch: it shows leadership to other nations, and it is an efficient investment in restoring peace to the most troubled, war-ravaged places on the globe.
The goal to get all children everywhere access to at least a basic education was supposed to be achieved this year, yet now the deadline has been pushed out to 2030, and numbers of out-of-school children are on the rise.
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.
Global Partnership for Education As the UN prepares to host the General Assembly and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development...
Saturday, September 26, 2015, is a date that will go down in history. It's the day the world begins a new commitment to eliminating extreme poverty, i...
The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.
I wonder and remain optimistic that International Yoga Day is not only shifting the body, but it becomes an official day where everyone can choose to shift their minds towards a more empowered state.
The landscape of Peacekeeping is clearly changing. Blue helmets are not regarded with the same political neutrality they once were. Peacekeeping is more dangerous than ever for roughly 120,000 men and women serving in 16 missions around the world, and we must take measures to protect them.