Thursday, July 31, 2014
  1. New Hope for Haiti

    Ban Ki-moon

    New Hope for Haiti


     calls upon the international community to help Haitians continue to help themselves.

    Cholera Assistance Haiti

    In recent years, the UN's commitment to Haiti has helped to reduce the toll of the cholera epidemic that has been ravaging the country since 2010, while promoting security, stability, and human rights. The international community now must step up to support continued progress in these areas. READ MORE

  2. Bonds of the Diaspora

    Mahmoud Mohieldin
  3. The Fertility Conundrum

    Karen Buch

    The Fertility Conundrum

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    &  say that contraception advocates should mind their reasons.

    Condom m kasahara/Flickr

    It is perhaps inevitable that contraception and population growth are controversial topics, given the many perspectives – economic, social, political, and epidemiological – brought to bear on them. Striking the right balance among these different viewpoints is no easy task – but much depends on getting it right. READ MORE

  4. West Africa’s Misguided War on Drugs

    Kofi A. Annan

    West Africa’s Misguided War on Drugs


     urges a new approach to combating the trade in illicit narcotics.

    West Africa’s Misguided War on Drugs Rodrigo/Flickr

    West Africa finds itself increasingly enmeshed in the global drug trade. Governments in countries that are the principal producers and consumers of illegal drugs should fund prevention, treatment, and harm reduction initiatives, rather than only investing in interdiction and law enforcement. READ MORE

  5. The Unity of Water

    Mikhail Gorbachev

    The Unity of Water


     urges the international community to get serious about governing cross-border riparian flows.

    mikhail-gorbachev fresh water scarcity Christian Ostrosky/flickr

    By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in regions stricken with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world’s population will face water-stress conditions, meaning a scarcity of renewable freshwater. Will the international community muster the political will to act? READ MORE

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