• Climate and Environment

    Eight Ways to End Poverty Now

    by  • May 1, 2013 • Climate and Environment, Development, World Bank, WORLDVIEWS • 3 Comments

    Infant in Niger

    NEW HAVEN — As the Millennium Development Goals reach their deadline of 2015, the United Nations, international policy partners and governments are already tasked with creating a set of new goals to continue to work toward ending poverty worldwide. They ought to learn four crucial lessons from the MDG experience: 1. The targets and monitoring [...]

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    The Arctic, a Chance for Land Grabs or a New Treaty?

    by  • February 19, 2013 • Climate and Environment, Secretary-General, WORLDVIEWS • 

    Arctic Circle visit by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    KANDY, Sri Lanka — No country owns the North Pole or the expanse of the Arctic Ocean surrounding it. The Arctic region has a population of about 4 million, including more than 30 distinct groups of indigenous people using dozens of languages; they have lived there for more than 10,000 years. The area also has [...]

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    Fewer People May Be Going Hungry, but Extreme Hunger Persists

    by  • January 21, 2013 • Africa, Asia, Climate and Environment, Development, Humanitarian Aid, Women's Issues • 3 Comments

    Turkana farmers in Kenya

    With the start of a new year, the eradication of hunger remains one of the world’s biggest challenges. Despite decades of aid work and development, overall world hunger remains at a serious level, and 20 countries have alarming or extremely alarming levels, says the Global Hunger Index for 2012. At the top of the list [...]

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    Women, Storm Sentinels of the South Pacific

    by  • December 24, 2012 • Asia, Climate and Environment, Women's Issues • 3 Comments

    Papua New Guinea women broadcaster and journalist

    When hugely damaging natural disasters strike in developing nations, many deaths occur because warnings and lifesaving advice do not reach people in the path of violent storms, floods or other threats. Decades of calls for better communications and disaster preparedness could not prevent 130,000 people from dying in Bangladesh in a 1991 cyclone, nearly 300,000 [...]

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    At the UN Nuclear Watchdog, It’s Not Just About Iran

    by  • February 25, 2012 • Climate and Environment, Development • 2 Comments

    IAEA and FAO

    United Nations international atomic inspectors confirmed that Iran is moving apace on producing nuclear fuel at an underground site, but that is not what Kwaku Aning, an official from the International Atomic Energy Agency, wanted to talk about on a visit to New York. Nor did his colleague, Geoffrey Shaw, an Australian who represents the [...]

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