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The Sustainable Development Goal on Education: A Call for Innovative Strategies and Regional Approaches
By admin February 22, 2017

Photo by Roman Manger The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Education is set to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” UNESCO is the UN body that was entrusted with the leadership to coordinate and monitor the Education 2030 agenda. Unfortunately, UNESCO report finds that only 64 countries met

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Refugees Ousted?
By admin February 21, 2017

In the recent crises, the talk of refugees and migrants fleeing in light of a better life has left many countries with no choice but to open their arms. Many countries seemed willing to open their doors at the start of the refugee crisis, however, growing pushback, coupled with major spike in domestic terrorism, have

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Narrowing the Gender Gap in Agriculture
By admin February 16, 2017

Agriculture is an important source of livelihood for millions of people across the world. It contributes to economic growth, provides employment, generates trade revenues for many export-oriented countries and, more importantly, large segments of the poorest populations who reside in rural areas and make a living off agriculture to escape poverty. From land to sea,

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FAO’s Advocacy for Smallholder Farmers at The World Government Summit
By admin February 15, 2017

Every year since 2013, The World Government Summit has taken place in Dubai. This global platform aims at shaping future policies around the world by setting an agenda for the “next generation of governments.” The fifth annual Summit began on February 12, 2017 and representatives of 139 countries and global leaders from all sectors were

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A Sanctuary for Jihadists
By admin February 14, 2017

The leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is facing worrisome future progressions in Syria and Iraq and is reverting to another area to “recruit, network, train and brainwash a new generation of recruits:” The Philippines. This Islamic ‘vilayet’ in Mindanao contains five predominantly Muslim provinces within the island. Specifically, Basilan, already holds a

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Utilizing ICT to Education in sub-Saharan Africa
By admin February 9, 2017

Today tablets, laptops, and multimedia are increasingly used in classrooms. Technology in education might be commonplace in the developed world. But the same is taking place in many African countries. At the University of South Africa, curriculum is taught through distance learning, and has over 310,000 South African and international students enrolled. Mauritius has connected

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G20 Agriculture Ministers focus on Sustainability
By admin February 8, 2017

The ninth meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture of the Group of 20 (G20) took place in Berlin on January 22, 2017. It was the first of a series of ministerial meetings and working groups in preparation for the upcoming G20 summit that will take place in Hamburg, Germany from July 7 to 8, 2017.

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Humanitarian Crisis on the Eastern Front
By admin February 7, 2017

In the most recent out-break between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists, the town of Avdiyivka was left with little access to electricity and water with temperatures dropping to 18 Celsius (0 Fahrenheit). Both Ukrainian military and the Russian-backed separatists brought in heavy artillery close to the front line which violates a peace deal which was put

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Youth for Sustainable Development
By admin February 2, 2017

The 6th annual United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum was held in New York between 30 and 31 January 2017. The Forum brings together youth leaders from around the world and gives them the opportunity to engage with policy-makers and other youth delegates and representatives. The two-day event featured interactive dialogues and

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Ethiopia’s “Open Door Policy” Commended by the International Community
By admin February 1, 2017

The African Union is a continental union of 55 countries established in South Africa in 2001. Its headquarters are in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the Assembly of the African Union composed of heads of state and governments meet semi-annually. The 28th session took place this month and the summit was held under the theme “Harnessing the

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A Generation left Stateless
By admin January 31, 2017

The worry of being left stateless is among the children of this generation. According to the United Nations, at least 10 million people globally do not have citizenship to any country. The UNHCR recently reported in November a call for a campaign to end childhood statelessness by 2024. In order to create this global call

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Top Highlights from World Economic Forum 2017
By admin January 27, 2017

Three most expected points of this year’s agenda During the opening event of the forum, China’s president Xi Jinping made a plea for globalization in the opening speech. He was the first leader of the People’s Republic of China to come to the conference since Jiang Zemin, in 1979. Social inclusion is one of the

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Promising Sustainable Investment in Asia
By admin January 26, 2017

Sustainable investment is an investment approach that considers environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in portfolio selection and management. Today many companies are expected to manage diverse social and environmental challenges such as climate change, human rights and education through their investments. Sustainable investment is a sector that has witnessed rapid growth in recent years.

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Reducing Inequalities Ends Extreme Poverty by 2030
By admin January 25, 2017

Currently 10.7 percent of the world’s population, or about 767 million people live with less than $1.90 US dollar per day. In light of this reality, the World Bank set an ambitious goal to end extreme poverty by 2030. This means reducing the percentage of people living with less than 1.90 US dollars per day

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Climate Change Refugees
By admin January 24, 2017

In the country of Bangladesh, climate change is taking a toll on the population. Climate scientists have gathered that heat-trapping gases due to extreme burning of fossil fuels will begin to crank up the temperature, melting the earth’s ice and thus raising the sea levels. This leaves large areas without crops or agricultural supply as

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Highlights from Davos 2017
By admin January 19, 2017

Every year in the end of January, the tranquil mountainous resort Davos in the eastern Alps region welcomes thousands of policy and business leaders to discuss challenges of today on the World Economic Forum (WEF). More than 2,500 participants from nearly 100 countries are meeting in the small town and participating in over 300 sessions.

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Women’s Economic Empowerment through Equal Access to Technology
By admin January 18, 2017

The World Economic Forum (WEF) was established as a nonprofit foundation in 1971. It brings political and business leaders together in an attempt to “improve the state of the world” and shape global, regional and industry agendas through public and private cooperation. At the beginning of each year, the WEF organizes a conference in Davos-Klosters,

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Religious Persecution in Burma
By admin January 17, 2017

Violence against the Rohingya Muslims has spun out of control, with the Burmese military and security behind these campaigns of violence. The Rohingya Muslims have been living amongst predominantly Buddhist people for generations, however no one seems to recognize them as citizens. These hate crimes are being acted out by the Buddhist majority in the

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TBG 2017 Winter Internship Team
By admin January 13, 2017

Nina de Selding – University of London Nina was was born in France. She obtained her Bachelor’s from the American University of Paris, majoring in International and Comparative Politics. Currently, she lives in New York where she serves as a fundraiser for an environmental nonprofit. She obtained a Master’s of Research in Public Policy from

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Digital Health in Africa
By admin January 12, 2017

In recent years, the rapid growth of digital technology and the expansion of access to mobile phones have created new opportunities to improve public health in Africa. Today, countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa are leading the way in using digital solutions for health service delivery. Digital health, as it is known,

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