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Tackle These Three Issues and Extreme Poverty Will Be History

John W. McArthur | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
John W. McArthur

One beauty of the new global goals is that they set a common reference for debate. In the coming years, we will likely discover new roadblocks alongside opportunities to jump forward. These should prompt ongoing course corrections as the world veers toward success.

An Open Letter to the Generation That Will Grow Up With the Sustainable Development Goals

Anthony Lake | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Anthony Lake

The global goals world leaders are agreeing to this month are not only for children living in poverty. The results they are trying to achieve will not only benefit people in need. They are universal goals -- reflecting universal rights, shared values and global challenges that affect every one of us.

Ending Poverty: Why Health Innovation Matters

Amie Batson | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Amie Batson

As the last 15 years show, breaking this cycle of poor health and poverty is within our reach. Our task now is to identify, develop and scale up the next wave of health innovations -- new solutions that are affordable, accessible and effective in low-resource settings and that empower families and communities to transform their own health and economic futures.

Paving the Road to End Poverty Everywhere

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Investing in smallholder farmers not only helps eradicate the poverty in which they predominantly live; the benefits spill over into the health and wellbeing of the rest of the world's population. Yet smallholder farmers face a myriad of barriers preventing them from closing what we call "the gap" and achieving dignified livelihoods.

Fulfilling Mandela's Dream

Michael Elliott | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Michael Elliott

This year, says the first goal, we will commit to ending poverty in all its forms everywhere. The gobsmacking audacity of such an ambition prompts two questions. First: can it be done? And second: why would one want to commit oneself to such a thing?

Do Me a Favor and Travel After Graduation

Shinjini Das | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Shinjini Das

Hypnotizing. Addictive. Intoxicating. Travel is a heady cocktail of treasured experiences, exotic destinations, and epic memories, a heady cocktail that beckons us time and time again to take a sip.

What an Ebola Fighter Looks Like

Timothy La Rose | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Timothy La Rose

From the beginning, it was clear that a medical response alone was not going to stop Ebola. And while doctors were rightly lauded for their incredibly heroic work, community mobilizers like Mariam were in the background laboring in the hot zones, changing minds almost one Guinean at a time, all the while exposing themselves to potential infection and violence.

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (5): Bucovina

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Bucovina is a dreaming land situated in the North-East of Romania, between mountains, green amazing hills and rivers. It has little secret villages, small towns, beautiful houses, centuries of culture and traditions, welcoming people and a divine silence. Bucovina is famous for her churches and monasteries, for gastronomy, traditional guest houses, ski slopes and secluded forests on top of mountains.

Free Media Initiative Brings Together Libyan Politicians and Citizens for Peaceful Dialogue

Conor McCormick-Cavanagh | Posted 08.12.2015 | World
Conor McCormick-Cavanagh

One woman from Benghazi, an eastern city in Libya, expressed her belief that "water and electricity are important, but we also need a constitution. We need to regain our political livelihood."

After Suez and Panama, Time to Build the Kra Canal!

David Gosset | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
David Gosset

Impacting the geopolitical dynamics of Southeast Asia, an artificial channel connecting the Indian Ocean and the Far East would not have to be detrimental to the core interests of Singapore whose location by the Strait of Malacca has been an element of her success.

WATCH: Take a Journey to the 10 Happiest Places in the World

HooplaHa | Posted 08.10.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Are you in the need of a change of scenery? Is your summer vacation still leaving you to daydream about faraway places? Check out this video and take a virtual trip to the 10 happiest countries in the world!

Shedding Light On The True Identities Of Company Owners Takes Centre Stage In Combating AML And Financial Crimes

Christine O’Connell | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Christine O’Connell

From money laundering to terrorist financing to tax evasion, opaque businesses and corporate vehicles have become a useful tool for international criminals. For governments and regulators attempting to battle these financial crimes, it has become vitally important to establish the true identity of a business's ultimate owner or beneficiary.

Perspective on Iran From a Millennial Iranian-American

Elnaz Moghangard | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
Elnaz Moghangard

Flooding my Twitter trail and buzzing in my ears is all this noise about Iran. From celebratory photos of Tehran's streets following the news of a historic nuclear deal to fearful anti-Iran speech to cultural icebreakers like Shahs of Sunset -there is an effort to show the world the "real" image of Iran.

My Map for Reducing World Stress

Linda Lauren | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

These suggestions might not suit you personally, but feel free to experiment. Anything you do to lend your attention to what is good, just and positive, is a way to help reduce the stress heaped on us by the world we live in.

HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: We May Finally Have An Ebola Vaccine That Works

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.03.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Chasing the Slave Traders: A Law Enforcement Perspective on Operation Underground Railroad

Anne Gallagher | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Anne Gallagher

Why are police in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Colombia not arresting child sex traffickers if they are so easy to find? The simplest explanation is law enforcement complicity in such crimes. Agreeing to cooperate with OUR is a win-win: local cops get to keep an eye on what's happening and ensure OUR doesn't stray into their turf; they also gain international kudos for taking on the traffickers.

Building Skills That Build Societies in Morocco

Layla Madihi | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Layla Madihi

In the social field, I've learned the importance of teamwork and also to be creative in order to find solutions. I've learned not to spare any effort to achieve my goals, because at the end, those goals are not about me, but about the wellbeing of others.

How Are You Upgrading Your World?

Lori Forte Harnick | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Lori Forte Harnick

Sung Thi Kim is part of a vast network of people in local communities working hard to fulfill the mission of Save the Children, which delivers aid to 166 million children around the world in more than 120 countries, providing health, education, protection, disaster relief and much more.

The Answer to Ending Youth Unemployment in Palestine

Raad Nazzal | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Raad Nazzal

For many people, a job is the ultimate source of stability and pride. For me, it is the feeling of being part of my community and my nation as whole.

Pioneering Social Solutions In The Arab World

Raza Jafar | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Raza Jafar

Instead of old-style philanthropy, social entrepreneurship encourages a sustainable, triple bottom line approach to business issues, comprising an effective 'repackaging' of capitalism for the century ahead.

How To Unlock Egyptian Abilities

Doaa Gadallah | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Doaa Gadallah

People with disabilities in Egypt are severely marginalized. With limited education opportunities and a lack of accessibility in cities as well as rural areas, they usually spend their entire lives trapped inside their homes.

Smallholder Farmers Are The New Global Food Frontier

Hugh Locke | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Hugh Locke

One-third of the world's 7.3 billion people are smallholder farmers and their families who produce nearly 70 percent of all food consumed worldwide on 60 percent of the planet's arable land. For what sounds like a major part of the global economy, you would expect these farmers to be relatively well off and financially secure. But they aren't. In fact, they represent the majority of the poorest and hungriest people on earth.

How to Git Out of Gitmo

Robert Brustein | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Robert Brustein

Now that Obama has achieved a rapprochement with Cuba, it would seem the perfect time to give up our hold on Guantanamo. But what could the president get in return to satisfy the Congress?

In The Last Stretch Before COP21, We Need A Greater Focus On Transparency

Psamson Nzioki | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Psamson Nzioki

COP21 is one of our last chances to act, before climate change becomes irreversible. If we fail, our generation's legacy could become one of abiding injustice, to the voiceless of today and tomorrow. But as a transparency expert from Kenya, I know that a deal in Paris is not the end-all: it is only the beginning.

Nepal: Before and After the Everest Avalanche (PHOTOS)

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Kuntal Joisher

As we came upon the once lively and boisterous village of Sankhu, all I could see for miles was a city turned into rubble. So many precious lives lost to the wrath of nature. I was shattered. A country that I had come to call my second home had been devastated.