We may look back on this week as one of the true nadirs in America's post-9/11 efforts to lead the world, a series of events that make the failures of America's shallow strategies, of both Republican and Democratic administrations. It is a particular low point for President Obama.
It is time American and global environmentalism advocate for the human cause with the same ferocity they have advocated for nature's cause. It is not only morally right, it is the only path available to cut the common roots of injustice that harm equally people and the environment.
The Sustainable Development Goals ratified by the United Nations last week cemented an idea that a lot of people have been talking about for a long time: There is no such thing as the "developed world" and the "developing world". There is no "first world" and "third world". There is no such thing as "us" and "them".
Today, you can do your bit for 3 of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. All you need is the Elbi app and a couple of minutes.
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.
Chinese president Xi Jinping announced that his country, the world's biggest carbon polluter, will launch a national cap-and-trade scheme in 2017. The move would make China the world's biggest carbon market and could strengthen global efforts to put a price on carbon.
Nations are built upon the grace, perseverance and strength that women bring to the table. Denying a young girl the opportunity to make her own empowered choices greatly diminishes the power of a country to develop successfully.
Sara loves coffee. She is Italian. Sara wants to change the world! Photo Credit: @CAFEFORCHANGE by Diego Mazzarese The Heads of State, Preside...
The tardiness of the SDGs should stimulate increased urgency for accelerated commitments and investments towards the attainment of these goals, and in the meantime makes me contemplate on a criticism I hear quite often about the UN being "all talk".
The Oslo process was key to introducing huge amounts of financial aid to the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.
The obligation to provide protection for refugees is general and global: by all countries, for all refugees. Yet their movement across borders today is a perilous tangle of regulations that leave refugees and migrants unprotected, governments frustrated and their citizens outraged.
Earlier this summer in July, I was privileged to attend the Nexus Youth Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York city. The 2 first interviews of my series on these remarkable individuals will focus on Nexus Youth Summit co- founder Jonah Wittkamper and outreach ambassador Andrea Zucker on their team.
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.
We remember his apology tour, confessing America's sins, that defined his retreat abroad. Now, 15 months before the end of his administration, it's time for a different kind of apology. Here's the U.N. speech Obama should have given.
The world needs an 'A' grade to meet the Global Goals in 2030. The first People's Report Card shows that today we're languishing at C-. We have fifteen years to find the political will, the resources, and the partnerships that can deliver this giant leap forward in the wellbeing of humanity.
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?