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After eight years as Ambassador to the UN, I see little genuine appetite for reform of the Security Council.
These are just two examples of the great work volunteers do each and every day, based on their commitment to the values of
Solar power offers a compelling trifecta for the world's health sector: it improves health services when electricity is otherwise
As countries meet this week at COP22 in Marrakech for the next round of climate negotiations, there must be impetus for climate action. Now is the time to move forward on the NDCs, and reap the early benefits for inclusive growth, innovation, and sustainability.
We urge those gathered in Delhi this week and all working on sustainable human development to start seeing and using tobacco
This week, world leaders have an historic opportunity to address this issue and come together in a spirit of shared responsibility for the world's refugees and migrants.
Led by Columbia, many UN members want a woman as secretary-general of the world body. But if a recent straw poll is any guide, the choice will be another man.
"Benafsha is a quiet, shy girl," says her brother, Nasir Mamonyar. "She never went anywhere by herself in the past and was
It is time to raise the scales of preventive and punitive measures for sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers. An unequivocal message needs to be sent to every member state and troop contributing countries that only personnel who see the protection of human rights as their mission will continue to serve as UN peacekeepers.
The links between corruption and some of the major challenges the world is facing, in particular the rising inequalities and the threat of terrorism and violent extremism are becoming more obvious
We have placed transparency at the very core of our mission. We believe it is vital to build and maintain trust with all our partners and with the citizens we serve in developing countries. Those who channel funding through us have a right to know how it is used, and so do citizens.
“The challenging economic situation pushed me to do it, so I can help my unemployed husband, and families in my community, lead a better life.”
Fifty years ago, one in every three people around the world was living in poverty. It was against that backdrop that the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, was founded in 1966.
In sum, the main message from the international finance community is that the appetite and interest is strong to invest in
Work provides the means to tackle poverty, empower minorities by being inclusive, and protect our environment -- if jobs are green in a green economy. The challenge is to design policy responses to the changing world of work which will ensure that human development benefits from that change.
It is time for every man to start doing something to end the scourge of violence against women and girls in their homes and communities.
As world leaders, diplomats, climate activists and journalists are set to meet in Paris at the end of November for a crucial conference to tackle climate change, a group of leading indigenous peoples groups are also making their way to the French capital.
The transformation of our world is a tall order. The good news is that our generation has more wealth, more knowledge, and more technologies at our disposal than ever before. We have what it takes to achieve sustainable development for all.