The enduring impasse between Israel and the Palestinians in the peace negotiations and their changing internal political dynamics has made it impossible for them to resolve the conflict on their own.
On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different levels from different places, but everyone involved belongs to a unified cause. Once in, you're a team of heroic proportions, larger than life.
Three years ago, when I escaped Syria, or even three months ago when I arrived in the United States, I would never have imagined I would be selected to make an historic address to the United Nations Security Council about the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender refugees like me.
These challenges are not a reason to walk away from these ideals, but rather a calling to increase our efforts for the future. We do not have to live in an idealized world to advance ideals that will make it a better place.
I have the best job in the world. Every day I talk to entrepreneurs, who are working on the next Periscope, and help them figure out how to grow their businesses.
Words are the tools of diplomacy. When done well, high-flung rhetoric can help define an era. With a foreign policy doyen like Henry Kissinger, the stakes were even higher, as he viewed speeches as not just a means to enunciate existing policy, but an opportunity to create new policy.
The world's 1.7 billion Muslims do not recognize a unifying religious authority like the Pope. Nevertheless, three Grand Muftis, clerics from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Indonesia endorsed the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change and spoke at the Symposium.
Freedom is the foundation of all activism, and as I sat down to talk with British Ambassador Peter Wilson during my time at the UN Youth Assembly, it became clear that this too was at the heart of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We cannot be conservative in our measurement of progress in the post-2015 agenda. The measurement framework must empower the implementation of the SDGs and improve equity, welfare and environment for all for greatest and most inclusive developmental impact.
Since the escalation of warfare on March 26, the United Nations recorded at least 6,221 civilian casualties with at least 1,950 civilians killed, and 4,271 wounded. Some 21 million people, about 80 percent of the population need some kind of assistance.
Every day we are inundated with harrowing stories of desperation from refugees around the world. We must act with solidarity to reverse this trend. All nations have a moral obligation to assist people fleeing persecution, conflict, and hardship.
Instead of focusing on innovating more technology to make people more productive, we could focus on getting more people to places where they would be productive.
If there was one virtue that China projected, it was an economy that could handle like a BMW, and go from 0 to 7.5 percent growth in 3 months.
The United Nations is not equipped to address criminal conduct in its ranks. The Secretariat's reaction to the reports of rape and sodomy that have surfaced this summer involving UN personnel, either as suspects or reporters, make that much abundantly clear.
2015 is on track to be the hottest year in recorded history, and this December hundreds of world governments will meet in Paris to try to strike a global climate agreement. It will be the biggest gathering of its kind since 2009, and it's potentially a big deal for our global movement.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.