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Finding New Ways to Measure Women’s Health For Better Policy

Finding New Ways to Measure Women’s Health For Better Policy

Women have been disproportionately affected by the ravages of the global pandemic. Yet COVID-19 has also served to highlight health, including women’s health to an unprecedented degree. This week at the UN General Assembly, we

Governance
The Durban Declaration 20 Years Later: New Calls for Reparations

The Durban Declaration 20 Years Later: New Calls for Reparations

“Racism lives on because we allow it to,” said President of the UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, in his opening remarks at yesterday’s high-level meeting  which focused on the theme of "Reparations, racial justice, and

Governance
Day 3 of UN Week Spotlights Emerging Trends, Innovations, and Calls to Action

Day 3 of UN Week Spotlights Emerging Trends, Innovations, and Calls to Action

At the midpoint of UN Week, the exhortations to individuals to step up to make change in the world grew. The first day of the SDG Action Zone was ostensibly about health but included a

Energy
Climate Week Speakers Say Cities Must Respond to Poverty

Climate Week Speakers Say Cities Must Respond to Poverty

Cities are grappling with how to address the growing impacts of climate change. Two panels at Climate Week NYC took a broad view of what those impacts are and urged cities to abandon their siloed mindset about

Governance
EU/UN Partnership Leads On the Plight of Women in Afghanistan

EU/UN Partnership Leads On the Plight of Women in Afghanistan

“Violence against women is a pandemic,” says Dr. Denis Mukwege at yesterday’s high level Women in Conflict event, in New York. Led by EU Council President, Charles Michel, the focus was primarily on the plight

Climate
Equity, Inclusiveness, and Solidarity Are on the Agenda As Africa Speaks Up

Equity, Inclusiveness, and Solidarity Are on the Agenda As Africa Speaks Up

Equity and inclusiveness took center stage on day two of UN Week. African voices called for more just, inclusive, and equitable policies in health, climate, and wellbeing across the globe. Among the day’s many Climate Week sessions

Climate
Climate Solutions and Innovations Lead the Way at Climate Week

Climate Solutions and Innovations Lead the Way at Climate Week

Women and young people were vocal and visible at today’s Climate Week sessions, particularly those on renewable energy and agriculture. Noteworthy among today’s many meetings was The Urban Energy Transition: Powering Green and Just Cities for

Climate
UN Week Kicks Off with New Urgency

UN Week Kicks Off with New Urgency

As UN Week begins, conferences around the globe sounded an urgent call to reverse the global regression that has accompanied the current pandemic. Focusing on the needs of the developing world and the global climate,

Citizenship & Rights
Concordia Summit Spotlights Vaccines, Digital Access, and Climate Solutions

Concordia Summit Spotlights Vaccines, Digital Access, and Climate Solutions

As the 2021 Concordia Annual Summit kicked off on September 20 in New York, the impact of COVID-19 as an accelerator of poverty and the need to rapidly move to clean energy took center stage.

Climate
Newest Government Role: Chief Heat Officer

Newest Government Role: Chief Heat Officer

Fancy a job in a hot seat? They don’t come much hotter than the new positions just created in Miami-Dade County, Florida and Athens, Greece. The role of chief heat officer has emerged as part

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