Thelma Kaliu is a young feminist and an active member of the Young Feminist Network of Malawi. She is currently the Project Coordinator of the Spotlight Initiative project under Plan International, Malawi. In 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic, Thelma attended the

Nearly four years in, the United Nations (UN) talks to develop multilaterally agreed reforms to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) have now reached a critical juncture as negotiators have reconvened for May 2021, with the second half of this year likely

UN Women shares four stories of inspiring girls and young women in ICT and STEM. Girls around the world are using innovation and technology to solve problems, to unite communities and as a force for good and equality. And yet, women

Korka Diaw is a Senegalese farmer. She leads REFAN, the Network of Women Farmers in the North of Senegal, which empowers women and fights poverty through agriculture. In this story, she talks about adapting to COVID-19 and climate change. "Agriculture accounts

In a just-published “Global Trends” report subtitled "2040: A More Contested World", produced by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) for President Biden, we learn that 20 years from now, the world will be a far hotter and more desperate place.

Editor’s Note: Ever since Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals were agreed to by the UN General Assembly in 2015, there has been an oft-repeated “transformative promise” underpinning all the other goals: Leave no one behind (LNOB). And it

Violence against women creates significant barriers for women aspiring for political office, says UN Women. It’s critical to reform and fully implement laws to prevent and stop violence against women in politics. As an indigenous women’s rights activist in southern Mexico, Elisa

The appointment of the first woman as Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) sends a strong signal that equality between men and women can be achieved. But if the goal is to truly empower women, WTO leadership must first

Like a gambler refusing to admit his addiction, the world today is refusing to address its present plastic crisis. The truth is, we are obsessed with and dependent on plastic: we use it in our packaging, our clothes, our products.

I had the good fortune to be at the US Mission to the United Nations from 1975-1978 when the political world was composed of the Western Bloc, Soviet Bloc and developing countries described as the Group of 77. The United States had three Permanent

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly came together to support the creation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main agenda of these goals aims to end global poverty and hunger, preserve the environment, support equal opportunities,

For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, we are handing over the mic to women and men on the front line, those who are battling COVID-19 and the pandemic of violence against women and girls that’s relentless and rising. These

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