GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Much more than Qatar 2022

Football is the universal language that unites the complexities of cultural diversity. The World Cup suddenly displaces the most important and vulnerable priorities of societies and their governments to generate others. FIFA, as the institution that controls the...

L’héritage de Kofi Annan

En 2020, après 33 ans de carrière aux Nations Unies, Corinne Momal-Vanian a été nommée à la tête de la Fondation Kofi Annan, située de l’autre côté de la Place des Nations. Aujourd’hui, Corinne nous livre son témoignage sur son travail et nous partage des nouvelles de...

How to amplify such a legacy globally

The foundation was created once Mandela’s presidential term came to an end. What was the main reason for its creation? For Madiba, the work of making democracy stick and at the same time begin the transformation of both the state and society had only just begun by...

Let’s talk about valuing natural capital

Radical solutions that completely change the way we live clash with techno-optimistic proposals to engineer our climate. So far, none of the approaches have substantially lowered global CO2 emissions. On the contrary, our current way of life threatens to significantly...

The Hague celebrates International Justice Day

What are the main responsibilities you assume in your current job? As a Deputy Prosecutor of the Office of the Prosecutor, I advise and support the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), both in relation to situations which are being considered,...

Influencers, social media and trust

Imagine you were back just a few decades, before the internet, emails, mobile phones and social media. There was the nightly news broadcast on television — or before that, just on the radio (the wireless, as my parents used to call it when we sat down to hear the BBC...

The ‘S’ and ‘G’ in ‘ESG’ – help needed from the UN!

Private sector actors who claim to be sustainable and work towards the realization of the SDGs should strive to respect, promote and implement good standards in its practices, even when operating in a State whose policies violate international law. The company may...

Back to the office – or better not?

Millions of professionals around the globe experience a realization during the COVID-19 pandemic: they do not need to be in the office to get their work done. A variety of digital tools and the internet allow them to work from almost anywhere. To the surprise of many,...

A world powered by 100% clean renewable energy

In 2015, Jacobson developed a study on transitioning the 50 states of the United States of America to wind, water and solar. The initiative was cited in House Resolution 540 (2015) as the scientific basis for the first proposed legislation for the country to move to...

GLOBAL AFFAIRS

How to amplify such a legacy globally

The foundation was created once Mandela’s presidential term came to an end. What was the main reason for its creation? For Madiba, the work of making democracy stick and at the same time begin the transformation of both the state and society had only just begun by...

Let’s talk about valuing natural capital

Radical solutions that completely change the way we live clash with techno-optimistic proposals to engineer our climate. So far, none of the approaches have substantially lowered global CO2 emissions. On the contrary, our current way of life threatens to significantly...

The Hague celebrates International Justice Day

What are the main responsibilities you assume in your current job? As a Deputy Prosecutor of the Office of the Prosecutor, I advise and support the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), both in relation to situations which are being considered,...

Influencers, social media and trust

Imagine you were back just a few decades, before the internet, emails, mobile phones and social media. There was the nightly news broadcast on television — or before that, just on the radio (the wireless, as my parents used to call it when we sat down to hear the BBC...

The ‘S’ and ‘G’ in ‘ESG’ – help needed from the UN!

Private sector actors who claim to be sustainable and work towards the realization of the SDGs should strive to respect, promote and implement good standards in its practices, even when operating in a State whose policies violate international law. The company may...

Back to the office – or better not?

Millions of professionals around the globe experience a realization during the COVID-19 pandemic: they do not need to be in the office to get their work done. A variety of digital tools and the internet allow them to work from almost anywhere. To the surprise of many,...

A world powered by 100% clean renewable energy

In 2015, Jacobson developed a study on transitioning the 50 states of the United States of America to wind, water and solar. The initiative was cited in House Resolution 540 (2015) as the scientific basis for the first proposed legislation for the country to move to...

UN Ocean Conference 2022. What to expect?

Amidst economic and geopolitical turmoil, we have been ignoring the threats to our ecosystems due to our destructive actions. One of such existential threats to humanity is the turmoil in our Ocean Ecosystems. The concern? - Marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean of...

The role of NGOs in attaining the SDGs

NGOs play a key role in the march towards the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030. The seventeen SDGs and the development agenda being an interwoven process, all concerned stakeholders must work together in synergy and target grassroots and ground...

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