International Policies

Don’t Have Time to Read 47 Pages on Post-2015 Development? Read This.

The long-awaited synthesis report on the post-2015 agenda from the Secretary General of the United Nations (U.N.) was released yesterday. This report ushers in the final chapter of the post-2015 development agenda-setting. This rather flowery 47-page report seeks to capture … Continue Reading

Climate Change, International Policies, Population and Climate Change

I Went to UNGA and All I Got Were These Five Questions What We All Should Be Asking as The Post-2015 Process Rolls On

As the dust settles on an exciting United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly, I finally have an opportunity to reflect on all that went down last week, and what it means for the post-2015 development process moving forward. In short: some … Continue Reading

International Policies, Youth

Take a Selfie, Change the World?

From being named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2013 to stealing the show at this year’s Oscars, the “selfie” has already become an inescapable part of our popular culture. Now, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is hoping … Continue Reading

International Policies

Working Group Report Gets Top Billing as Post-2015 Process Heads to the U.N.

The next phase of the post-2015 process starts next week, when the United Nations General Assembly convenes in New York for its annual meeting. The Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) wrapped up their recommendations in July, … Continue Reading

Family Planning, Maternal Health

We Could Save 47,000 Lives Every Year If We Fix This Problem

Each year, nearly 22 million unsafe abortions take place worldwide, and every 11 minutes, a woman dies from an unsafe abortion. Depressing? Absolutely. Inevitable? Not at all. This new video from Marie Stopes International (MSI) not only explains the risks … Continue Reading

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