It is crucial that we communicate, engage, and empower youth through a medium they not only understand, but also have almost universal access to, so that they can truly transform their own lives and the lives of those around them.
The Seven Summit Women set out on a mission to save their country from the epic disaster. They have received some inspiring help along the way.
The phrase "No good crisis should be wasted" is by now a cliché, but it is very much applicable to the current situation, following the Iran nuclear agreement signed in Vienna on July 14.
Mr. Lewis is a national of Barbados and has served with the United Nations for 25 years in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. His current post with the UN is Resident Coordinator in Iran. The following video is a Ted Talk Gary recently gave at TEDxKish in Kish, Iran followed by an interview about Iran's water crisis.
Today marks the UN's World Day against Trafficking in Persons. It's a noble day dedicated to a noble cause, to be sure, but what does it really mean to be "against trafficking?" We can talk about how wrong it is to buy and sell young girls and boys to exploit them for their bodies, leaving a trail of deep trauma behind.
The problem is that, although everyone agrees that we should be doing everything we can to make poor people's lives better, prioritizing a particular set of targets is difficult.
An estimated 225 million women in the developing world want to avoid a pregnancy, but are not using a modern method of contraception. These women need improved access to contraceptives and the ability to decide for themselves the spacing and timing of their pregnancies.
It was seventy years ago that human beings were first targeted with -- and annihilated by -- an atomic bomb.
As part of this yearlong observance, I encourage everyone at UCF to be more of a player in light and promote the optics industry. The university already has shown leadership through the establishment of its College of Optics and Photonics, the first college in the nation devoted to the subjects of light and photonics.
Tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the U.S. Occupation of Haiti. On July 28, 1915, U.S. Marines landed on the shores of Haiti, occupying the country for 19 years. Several have argued that the U.S. has never stopped occupying Haiti, even as military boots left in 1934.
After massive fraud during the 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan, in September 2014 against the constitution a deal to form a national unity government (NUG) has been signed by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdulah.
Blocking accountability and seeking to blame others for its crimes, even when premeditated is a KGB tactic, but only marginally successful. Putin should have learned the lesson that the truth is bound to come through.
How significant might President Obama's deal be? Let's use American presidential history to frame the question.
It's hard to talk about money and not get squeamish. Whether you have it or you don't, there's something innately vulgar about bringing wealth up in casual conversation.
For the poorer world, people often assume that infectious diseases like diarrhea, tuberculosis, AIDS, malaria, measles and tetanus are the biggest killers. That is no longer true.
Governor Jerry Brown, pressing the California agenda on renewable energy and climate change, followed up his successful appearance earlier this month at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto with what looks like an even more successful appearance at the Pope's summit.