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  • No place for rapists in peacekeeping

    No place for rapists in peacekeeping

    There is a “cancer” within the United Nations—a term employed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon himself—and it must be cut out. I don’t repeat this lightly, especially not as one of the organization’s chief advocates. Despite Ban’s commitment to a “zero- tolerance policy against sexual exploitation”...

  • Will the world's next wars be fought over water?

    Will the world's next wars be fought over water?

    California’s ongoing drought is one sign that we have entered some uncharted and uncomfortable territory. Of the fears that have risen alongside a warming planet, perhaps none have attracted more attention than the "water wars" hypothesis. This hypothesis says that increased water shortages around...

  • El Niño: Preparing now for disasters later

    El Niño: Preparing now for disasters later

    For much of this year, some of the world’s most vulnerable people have found themselves in the grip of El Niño, a profound and confounding natural disaster that brings with it severe floods, severe drought and, potentially, more intense and more frequent cyclones. Arriving every three to seven...

  • The sustainable development goals and surgery: Is a 'moon shot' the answer?

    The sustainable development goals and surgery: Is a 'moon shot' the answer?

    One pleasant weekend in September more than 150 world leaders converged on the United Nations to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs -- the world’s new 17-point agenda to “end poverty, hunger and inequality, take action on climate change and the environment, improve access to health...

  • The business of peace in Africa

    The business of peace in Africa

    The 19th century Republican Sen. Mark Hanna famously remarked that two things were important in politics: The first was money, and he couldn’t remember what the second one was. Hanna would be at home in the mercenary politics of peace in Africa and the Middle East today, where political parties,...

  • Improving the lives of girls and women: An opportunity to transform the future of humanity

    Improving the lives of girls and women: An opportunity to transform the future of humanity

    Education, equality and an honest and responsive government – two years ago, a group of residents in Los Angeles told us these were some of their top priorities for a better world. Facilitated by the United Nations, similar conversations took place among governments, businesses, civil society groups...

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