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The G20 Needs To Go Back to its Roots

Inge Kaul is adjunct professor at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany; advisor to various governmental, multilateral and non-profit organizations;...   [ continue reading...]

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The Unnoticed Demise of Democracy

Politicians are so busy fighting for their jobs, they hardly seem to notice that they risk going out of business. Democracy is on the wane, yet the problem is n...   [ continue reading...]

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Tobago Gears Up to Fight Sargassum Invasion

As Tobago’s tourism industry struggles to repel the sargassum invasions that have smothered its beaches with massive layers of seaweed as far as the eye c...   [ continue reading...]

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Kenya and Ethiopia Join Forces to Advance Peace, Security, Development and Hope

Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.The post Kenya and Ethiopia Join Forces to Advance Peace, Security, Development and Hop...   [ continue reading...]

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Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast Pools Efforts Against Climate Change

Jonathan Barrantes walks between the rows of shoots, naming one by one each species in the tree nursery that he manages, in the south of Costa Rica’s Cari...   [ continue reading...]

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Prepare Now for the Next Financial Crisis

Martin Khor is Executive Director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, based in Geneva.The post Prepare Now for the Next Financial Crisis...   [ continue reading...]

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No Justice, No Peace for Yemeni Children

Human rights groups are urging the UN Secretary-General to include the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) in a child rights’ “shame list” after documen...   [ continue reading...]

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Pope Francis Donates to FAO for Drought, Conflict-Stricken East Africa

As an unprecedented gesture, Pope Francis has donated 25,000 euro to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s efforts supporting people facing food inse...   [ continue reading...]

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Parliamentarians Study Nexus of Youth, Refugees and Development

Held for the first time in the Arab world, an annual meeting of Asian and Arab Parliamentarians examined how regional conflicts hinder the development of effect...   [ continue reading...]

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Early Death in Russia

Vladimir Popov was a Senior Economics Officer in the United Nations Secretariat. Jomo Kwame Sundaram was UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development...   [ continue reading...]

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Lawmakers in Europe Want the UN to Debate a Parliamentary Assembly. When Will Governments Follow?

Andreas Bummel is Director of Democracy Without Borders and Coordinator of the Campaign for a UN Parliamentary AssemblyThe post Lawmakers in Europe Want the UN...   [ continue reading...]

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UAE Leading the Way on Shifting to Greener Energy

Much of the world is moving away from oil for its electricity generation, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which says that globally the fossi...   [ continue reading...]

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Local Farmers and Consumers Create Short Food Supply Chains in Mexican Cities

Víctor Rodríguez arranges lettuce, broccoli, potatoes and herbs on a shelf with care, as he does every Sunday, preparing to serve the customers wh...   [ continue reading...]

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WHO Urges Govt’s to Raise Taxes on Tobacco

Seven million people die each year from tobacco-related deaths, according to a new report published by the World Health Organisation today. Stressing the urgent...   [ continue reading...]

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In the New World Order, Asia Is Rising, Says Pakistan’s UN Envoy

When Maleeha Lodhi arrived at the United Nations in 2015 as Pakistan’s ambassador, she brought with her a broad background in academia, journalism and dip...   [ continue reading...]

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Farming Beyond Drought

The Caribbean accounts for seven of the world’s top 36 water-stressed countries and Barbados is in the top ten. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO...   [ continue reading...]

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Educating Children One Radio Wave at a Time

Nigeria’s conflict has displaced more than a million children, leaving them without access to education. However, an innovative radio program aims to tran...   [ continue reading...]

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Seize the Opportunity to Make Dhaka a Great, Modern City

The success of Dhaka, one of the megacities of the world, is critically important for the economic and social development of Bangladesh. The city’s astoni...   [ continue reading...]

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Halting Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism, Mission Impossible

While the business sector jumps for joy as the number of tourists grew in 2016 for the seventh consecutive year to reach 1.2 billion, and as the first four mont...   [ continue reading...]

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East Africa’s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead

Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead, the United Nations food and agricultur...   [ continue reading...]

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