After eight years as Ambassador to the UN, I see little genuine appetite for reform of the Security Council.
Take Chizuru Iwata, for example, a UN Volunteer from Japan who volunteered with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF
Solar energy saves lives and cuts costs. Lower power bills for health facilities means significant savings for re-investment
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 can no longer afford to accept such arguments at face value, especially at a time when new and innovative sources of development
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.
But there will soon be a rise in diagnosis and treatment of the multi-drug-resistance TB with the new hospitals being built
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.