5 Students Using Data to Inspire Action on the Sustainable Development Goals

By Amber Kiwan
January 23, 2019

How does progress on gender equality affect progress on other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? How does women’s participation in the …

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Building Gender Equality: What We Can Learn from the Women’s Wall in India

By Geeta Rao Gupta Sia Nowrojee
January 22, 2019

While the standoff over a U.S. border wall continues to dominate headlines, there is another wall that deserves primetime coverage: …

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Reluctance to Vaccinate Named a Top Global Health Threat in 2019

By MJ Altman
January 22, 2019

The World Health Organization just declared “vaccine hesitancy” — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate — as one of the …

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When A Lifetime of Injustice Begins at the Altar

By Guest Author
January 18, 2019

By Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya When most girls should be starting middle school, my grandmother was getting …

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The Climate Solution Hiding in Plain Sight

By Justine Sullivan
January 11, 2019

The ever-mounting urgency of meeting the climate change challenge has prompted some minds to turn to novel and untested solutions: …

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4 Key Findings on Climate Change and Health

By Monica Dean
January 9, 2019

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), released during the 2018 climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland, reveals that …

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Americans in the UN: Army Lieutenant Colonel Serving in UN Peacekeeping

By Erika Briceno Howard
January 8, 2019

As part of our “Americans in the UN” project to share the stories of Americans who work for the United …

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6 Global Issues to Watch in 2019

By Kaysie Brown
January 4, 2019

As expected, 2018 was a doozy for international cooperation and global development, featuring a mixture of highs, lows, and anxiety …

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13 Key UN Moments from 2018

By Jenni Lee
December 21, 2018

It’s clear: The world faces complex challenges that extend beyond borders, from disease outbreaks to terrorism to climate change and …

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8 Good News Stories You May Have Missed in 2018

By MJ Altman
December 20, 2018

2018 was a rough year. Communities across the globe experienced the real and worsening effects of climate change; conflict continued …

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