Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Business of All People
By admin June 29, 2016

The annual Cannes Lions, founded in 1954, is a widely publicized eight-day global event for the creative communications, advertising and other related fields. It is considered the largest gathering of worldwide advertising professionals, designers, digital innovators and marketers, this year with attendance rounding over 15,000 delegates from 100 countries. Late last week, UN Secretary-General Ban

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UNDP and Global Fund: Why it takes two to Fight HIV
By admin June 28, 2016

With potential of epidemic expansion of HIV in Afghanistan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund signed a USD $8.7 million grant to scale-up HIV prevention measures and treatment for people most at risk of contracting the virus in Afghanistan. This Global Fund Afghanistan Program started from April 2015 and is projected

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Brexit: The Divide Heard Around the World
By admin June 27, 2016

The news of Britain having voted to leave the European Union (EU) has certainly been shocking for the citizens of the region, but this separation will have massive repercussions all around the world. The ripples of this divide would particularly hurt the international development arena due to the change in funding and assistance available. Britain has

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The End of Oil and the Beginning of an Energy Revolution
By admin June 24, 2016

We may have heard of the danger that our civilization is facing due to a shortage of fossil fuel. Will fossil fuel be depleted in the future? Most experts will say, “Yes!” to this question because the Earth is a sphere with a finite mass. However, when would such depletion occur? Though we sense that

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Bringing a Drop of Hope to Combat Desertification
By admin June 22, 2016

Last Friday, on World Day to Combat Desertification, a new report conducted by the International Resource Panel revealed that 24 billion tons of fertile soil and 15 billion trees are lost each year due to land degradation, affecting nearly one fourth of the world’s total global land area. Even more, it is estimated that 800

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Why We Must Protect Environmental Defenders
By admin June 21, 2016

Global Witness has revealed a report on June 20, 2016 about environmentalists killed in 2015. In their new report, On Dangerous Ground, they documented 185 killings across 16 countries – showing an increase of 59 percent over the number murdered in 2014, and by far the highest annual death toll on record. Brazil (50 killings), Philippines (33) and Colombia (26) are the

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No Place to Call Home: Record Breaking Number of Refugees Announced on World Refugee Day
By admin June 20, 2016

Today marks World Refugee Day amidst a growing and polarizing population of refugees, and the UN report for 2016 says there are now 65.3 million people classified as refugees. This number is a record high for the globe, and it’s the first time the worldwide population of refugees has passed the 60 million mark. What’s

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Series of Attacks against Hospitals in Syria Leaves Country Paralyzed
By admin June 17, 2016

Another hospital is down in the midst of Syria’s five-year-long civil war. On June 8th, 2016, a hospital in East Aleppo was bombed and put out of service with at least ten people killed by the Syrian government’s airstrike. The offensive attack of the government’s airstrike hit the most devastating site when attacked. The site

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Turning the Page in Juba
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We were all aware when South Sudan descended into a civil war lasting over two-years. Now in an attempt to heel South Sudan’s wounds, President Salva Kiir and the vice president Riek Machar’s have agreed the only route is through an “organized peace and reconciliation process with international backing”.  In a recent New York Times article

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FAO: Fishing for a New Accord
By admin June 15, 2016

Last week, the first- ever international treaty focused on illegal fishing was put into effect, binding 29 countries which have agreed to adhere to it. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) brings together countries which are major port State, and aims to prevent, deter and eliminate unreported and

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TBG 2016 Summer Internship Team!
By admin June 14, 2016

Kyung Hoon Lee – NYU Wagner School of Public Service Kyung is fluent in Korean and English. He was born and raised in South Korea until he moved to the United States when he was sixteen years old. After graduating high school, he went to State University of New York at Stony Brook as a

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Will the Global Economy Ever Escape the “Low-Growth Trap?”
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The World Bank recently revealed its updated 2016 Global Growth Forecast. The 2016 global growth rate is forecast to reach 2.4 percent, which is 0.5 percent lower than the 2.9 percent pace projected in January. There are four key factors contributing to this move: sluggish growth in advanced economies, stubbornly low commodity prices, weak global

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Blood Bricks: How Nepal Plans to Break the Mold of Child Labor to Rebuild the Country
By admin June 13, 2016

After Nepal’s devastating earthquake in 2015, the country is in the process of rebuilding its foundation. However, with economic downturn and many displaced children resulting from the earthquake, child labor is rampant in Nepal’s brick kilns. Now, focus is being placed on rebuilding not only the nation’s economy, but doing so in the most ethical

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