GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Portuguese: a language to be reckoned with

Nine member states from four continents, economically and culturally diverse, with differing levels of development. Yet the CPLP’s ties span centuries, and a common language and will to cooperate make this young community a unique success in solidarity. Speaking as...

What is crucial to finally end racism?

What in your view are some of the major challenges in tackling racism and racial discrimination in the world today? There are several: 1. The failure to learn from past tragedies that were rooted in racism and racial discrimination (enslavement, apartheid, world wars,...

How you can boost local farming

It’s 5pm on a typical workday in 2023, and you’ve just finished your work. It’s one of the days you work from home and skip the commute to the office: this leaves you plenty of time for cooking, and you look forward to fixing a delicious ratatouille. You will use the...

Are global rankings any use?

“Google Search is fundamentally an online rankings system,” that’s what the Editor of US News Best Colleges suggested to me recently. And indeed, Google says much the same itself: they process “hundreds of billions of webpages in our Search index to find the most...

The Earth Prize: A New Ally for UNEP and UNRWA

Peter McGarry, a Geneva-based hedge fund manager and extreme runner, was inspired enough by his daughter’s passion for saving the environment that he set up The Earth Foundation in 2020 with the goal to “inspire, educate, mentor and empower students with innovative...

Why we need to cooperate more on water

Water for all: a basic need for our societies On 22 March we celebrate World Water Day. Water is the most basic need of humans, but also of plants and animals: we cannot survive without water. Access to water and sanitation are recognized as human rights. However,...

Dream big

Santiago Bustamante Villa is a young Colombian who, at 19, made his dream come true by getting into Stanford University, one of the world’s most prestigious institutions. While many students would settle in for the challenges of student life, Santiago instead decided...

Where we are – the influence of maps

Maps allow us to see the world from the comfort of our own homes, but how we understand what we see on a map depends on where we call home. Place remains at the heart of establishing the national identities which come together to make up the United Nations. Where we...

GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Portuguese: a language to be reckoned with

Nine member states from four continents, economically and culturally diverse, with differing levels of development. Yet the CPLP’s ties span centuries, and a common language and will to cooperate make this young community a unique success in solidarity. Speaking as...

What is crucial to finally end racism?

What in your view are some of the major challenges in tackling racism and racial discrimination in the world today? There are several: 1. The failure to learn from past tragedies that were rooted in racism and racial discrimination (enslavement, apartheid, world wars,...

How you can boost local farming

It’s 5pm on a typical workday in 2023, and you’ve just finished your work. It’s one of the days you work from home and skip the commute to the office: this leaves you plenty of time for cooking, and you look forward to fixing a delicious ratatouille. You will use the...

Are global rankings any use?

“Google Search is fundamentally an online rankings system,” that’s what the Editor of US News Best Colleges suggested to me recently. And indeed, Google says much the same itself: they process “hundreds of billions of webpages in our Search index to find the most...

The Earth Prize: A New Ally for UNEP and UNRWA

Peter McGarry, a Geneva-based hedge fund manager and extreme runner, was inspired enough by his daughter’s passion for saving the environment that he set up The Earth Foundation in 2020 with the goal to “inspire, educate, mentor and empower students with innovative...

Why we need to cooperate more on water

Water for all: a basic need for our societies On 22 March we celebrate World Water Day. Water is the most basic need of humans, but also of plants and animals: we cannot survive without water. Access to water and sanitation are recognized as human rights. However,...

Dream big

Santiago Bustamante Villa is a young Colombian who, at 19, made his dream come true by getting into Stanford University, one of the world’s most prestigious institutions. While many students would settle in for the challenges of student life, Santiago instead decided...

Where we are – the influence of maps

Maps allow us to see the world from the comfort of our own homes, but how we understand what we see on a map depends on where we call home. Place remains at the heart of establishing the national identities which come together to make up the United Nations. Where we...

Did WHO do enough to curb COVID-19?

Did you too notice that with increasing news from the Russia-Ukraine geopolitical crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have vanished! But the reality is that 2 million COVID-19 cases add up every day, and several nations (especially in the global south) have...

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