The UN day is approaching. On October 24th the United Nations celebrates its 70th Anniversary, a milestone in history after World War II. Conceived as a unifier of states and populations, its central mission was to restore international peace and ensure security.
A capital city in Iraq is in turmoil. The government has been hit hard by collapsing oil prices and is under pressure from an array of activist groups to reveal the fate of missing oil revenues, and be far more transparent.
Folks, this is real. Until we switch to world-embracing incentives for action, and a mindset that hauls us back from the brink, we'll be continuing our lemming march to the destiny of our sister planet, Mars.
There is a huge amount of work ahead for these 20 organizations and others like them, but a ray of hope shone through when the World Bank announced earlier this month that -- for the first time in world history -- the number of people living in extreme poverty will fall below 10 percent.
I asked authors Rick Clugston, Herman Greene, and Kurt Johnson to elaborate on their thinking about the prospects for altruism and oneness ascending in global consciousness. Here is their thoughtful communication.
When I first sat down with Sergio, I felt an immediate connection with him as communicator and media creator. His demeanor is warm and he always has a smile on his face and makes everyone feel like they are a part of his tribe.
Macro-level problems cannot be fixed overnight. Quicker wins may be achievable at the local and sector levels, particularly through the public agencies and industry associations that play a critical role in helping SMEs connect to international trade and investment.
Have you ever seen this country and its media so addictively involved in the daily movements of a single man? With resultant security measures that n...
More than 100,000 Burundians fleeing renewed political violence in their country have poured into neighboring Tanzania since April. They knew they would be safe here; many had sought refuge in this country before. But there was no convenient place to put them.
The government wants the world to believe that the Maldives is a nascent democracy and a tourist paradise. But despite its expensive PR strategies, the world is not fooled.
In a world so divided by mounting political tensions and a vicious cycle of violence, we need the United Nations more than ever, and can no longer arrogantly push it aside for partisan interests. The consequences of trying to do so will eventually affect us all.
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.
No one needs special talents and skills to start, and confronting hunger is no exception.
African nations have much to gain from building internationally pioneering low-carbon energy systems. At the same time, the world stands to gain from Africa avoiding the high-carbon pathway that has been followed by today's richest countries and major economies in other regions.
So why is this? Why as a world community do we feel the need to not compromise? I believe that it is our lack of diplomacy, and that not enough people practice diplomacy in their day-to-day lives.
On September 27, the 193 States Members of the United Nations adopted a new set of global goals for sustainable development intended to empower and guide the world's efforts to eradicate poverty, end hunger and address climate change by 2030.