When The National Opioid Crisis Hits Home – And How the UN Is Helping

By Anna Mahalak
September 22, 2018

For me, the opioid crisis is more than a national headline. I come from a small town in Monroe, Michigan …

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What’s at Stake at the UN Tuberculosis Meeting: A Q and A with the UN Special Envoy

By Kate Dodson
September 21, 2018

Ahead of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB) on September 26 during the UN General Assembly, we sat …

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New Brookings Report on SDGs: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

By MJ Altman
September 21, 2018

What’s really at stake if the world doesn’t meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the deadline of 2030? Who …

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7 Issues To Watch At This Year’s UN General Assembly

By Susan Myers
September 20, 2018

World leaders are gathering in New York for the high-level week of the 73rd UN General Assembly (UNGA) — an …

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Why I Won’t Apologize for Using the Word ‘Multilateralism’

By Elizabeth Cousens
August 24, 2018

This week, I had the opportunity to address the UN’s largest gathering of civil society groups from around the world …

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Global Leader Tributes Highlight Kofi Annan’s Legacy

By Chandler Green
August 22, 2018

The outpouring of love and respect for Kofi Annan from global leaders past and present highlights his stature on the …

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Drones for Development: How UAVs Are Supporting the Global Goals

By Anne Rosenthal
August 13, 2018

The idea of robots flying through the sky are no longer a science fiction dream. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles …

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Not Too Young to Make a Difference: Young Leaders are Leading on the Global Goals

By Genelle Adrien
August 10, 2018

Today’s youth generation is the largest the world has ever seen. There are 1.8 billion young people between the ages …

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Supporting the World’s Most Urgent — and Underfunded — Crises

By MJ Altman
August 8, 2018

You’ve likely seen the news about war in South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. But what about drought-stricken farmers in Mauritania, …

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Unpacking Fragility: Insights from the OECD’s New States of Fragility Report

By Megan Roberts
August 3, 2018

Fragility presents a major threat to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to new research from the Organization for …

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