• Governance

    In the Scottish West Isles, a Resounding ‘No’ to Brexit

    by  • June 19, 2016 • Governance • 4 Comments

    Tony Francis, the owner of the Ardachy House Hotel in Isle of Mull, Scotland.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyISLE OF MULL, Scotland — In the breathtaking Inner Hebrides off the Scottish West Coast, there is no shortage...

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    Understanding Burundi as It Implodes Again

    by  • December 19, 2015 • Africa, Governance • 1 Comment

    Pierre Nkurunziza

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyCarolyn McAskie is a Canadian expert in international development who was awarded the Order of Canada, one of the...

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    Women Compete in Burkina Faso’s Presidential Contest, a First for the Nation

    by  • November 29, 2015 • Africa, Governance • 

    These Burkina Faso voters leave a polling station

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyOUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — This small but determined West African country voted on Sunday in its first presidential election...

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    Societal Breakdown? Bold Legislators Face Harassment and Persecution Worldwide

    by  • October 22, 2015 • Governance • 

    PIERRE ALBOUY/IPU

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyIn Iraq and more than a dozen diverse other nations, from Malaysia to Eritrea to Venezuela, members of national...

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    The Situation for Women and Girls Around the World? Stark.

    by  • September 24, 2015 • Governance, Health and Population, Latin America, Middle East, Poverty, Sustainable Development Goals, Women's Issues • 4 Comments

    Rwanda woman

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyAs the United Nations prepares to formally accept the new Sustainable Development Goals at midday at a summit meeting...

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    In West Africa, Guinea’s Relative Stability Is About to Be Tested With Elections

    by  • May 26, 2015 • Africa, Governance, Peace and Security • 

    Alpha Condé, presidential candidate in Guinea in 2010, an election he won. JOE PENNEY

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyYet another nation — this time in West Africa — is experiencing violence related to elections. In Guinea, protests...

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    The Post-2015 Goals: People Around the World Talk Back

    by  • January 25, 2015 • Development, Governance, LGBT, Sustainable Development Goals, Women's Issues • 2 Comments

    Men guide camels on a bridge through traffic in Niamey, Niger, September 18, 2013.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyAdvocates offering some alternative ideas and a few dissenting views on the Sustainable Development Goals on track to be...

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    2015: A Year of Potential Landmarks for the UN

    by  • January 13, 2015 • Governance, LGBT, Sustainable Development Goals, Women's Issues • 5 Comments

    The view of a helicopter floating above the Peruvian Andes during UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's trip to the country in December 2014 for the climate change conference. MARK GARTEN/UN PHOTO

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyBy almost every measure, this year will be monumental for the United Nations. The organization will be 70 years...

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    Illegal Money Transfers From Developing Nations Nearing $1 Trillion

    by  • December 17, 2014 • Governance, News Bits, World Bank • 1 Comment

    Guinea money

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyA nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C., estimates that in 2011 — the latest data available — $946.7...

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    Burkina Faso’s People, Opposing an Autocrat, Feel Let Down by the UN

    by  • November 5, 2014 • Africa, Governance, Secretary-General, Security Council, US Foreign Relations • 

    Compaoré

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe fast-moving people-power coup that ousted a longtime leader of the landlocked West African country of Burkina Faso took...

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