This year's United Nations climate change conference in Paris (COP21) is fast approaching and climate change is - for the moment - high on the media radar again. But in the run up to the conference, what kind of reports can we expect?
Thank you for your firm and clear declaration to commit the resources of our beloved country, the United States of America, and to lead other countries in the fight to eliminate global poverty and hunger by the year 2030.
This week the Atlantic Magazine published "The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?" by Graham Allison. I have a great deal of respect for Graham Allison and he lays out a series of compelling arguments. But I believe he will be proven wrong in this case.
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Africa is again falling victim to commercial exploitation on a grand scale. Lured by its myriad of resources, foreign companies have been striking deals that do not stand the test of scrutiny.
According to Ban, "I ... learned to speak out when I realized that people's lives are at stake. It is that simple."
This week, the United Nations unveiled 17 goals that comprise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A smart place to start: The connections between human health and planet. If we wait to focus on planet until after the SDGs sunset in 2030, it will be much too late.
The 2015 Social Good Summit began on Sunday, September 27th. Its purpose: to promote grassroots activism to discuss solutions to the world's greatest problems.
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.
For more than a half-century, a series of United Nations resolutions and rulings by the International Court of Justice have underscored the rights of inhabitants of countries under colonial rule or foreign military occupation.
The curse of illiteracy is that it is largely invisible. But its impact is global and devastating. If you see inequality and poverty, you're seeing the impact of illiteracy.
Dubbed the "South South Awards" to describe the cooperation between the countries of the southern hemisphere to one another, September 26th was perhaps the biggest evidence of the growing power of the developing world.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), comprising over 50 Muslim majority countries, can play a significant role in engaging civil society throughout the region. The conglomerate group can be a viable mechanism to partner with non-governmental organizations to counter ISIS.
Rarely have so many interrelated global problems converged, and rarely have so many chances presented themselves for those designated as world leaders to lead the world towards a better course.
Leaders from 193 nations met in New York for the U.N. General Assembly and adopted the sustainable development goals. The goals are not short on ambition.
The United Nations is the keystone of a collective security system that is straining to rise to the new challenges that confront the planet; the choice of the individual who will lead it is absolutely critical. Who will have the courage to reform the institution?