My first encounter with future came some thirteen years ago, when my mother and I packed our bags and left India to join my father in Oman, where he had been working for some months as a doctor. Recently recovered

Philanthropic giving is a powerful force. Nonprofit organizations are critical change agents in a world where a broad range of issues, from poverty to pollution, call out for positive change. Many nonprofits (also called non-governmental organizations or NGO’s) have diverse

Ending world hunger is a complicated goal. The conditions to reach it appear in the fully-worded United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 2: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.” Ending hunger means not only achieving

On a recent visit to Iraq, I saw a tale of two countries: one of progress, and one of destruction. Deeper within those stories are lessons on how to deal with global insecurity, terrorism, and an unprecedented global refugee crisis.

Editor's Note: A special acknowledgment goes to Jane Madgwick, CEO of Wetlands International , one of the authors of the report referenced below: Water Shocks: Wetlands and Human Migration in the Sahel. Agreed upon in a flurry of optimism in 2015, the

(Part Two) Part One of this article provided an explanation of who indigenous peoples are, why they are considered a special legal category, and what rights they have as outlined in international law. In this piece, I explore how colonization has affected

Forests and the rights of those who live off them must be at the heart of the SDGs. In September 2015, world leaders established a new agenda to “free the human race from the tyranny of poverty”. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In June of this year the former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres led a number of scientists to a call for deeper and faster action on climate change.  The message she is sending is clear: if we want to avoid

The UN’s 2017 SDG report revealed that youths were almost three times as likely to be out of work than adults in 2016. In Uganda, where more than half of the population is under 24, that’s a big problem. The

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word pollution? Billowing dark clouds rising out of a smokestack at a local factory. Thousands of cars on a highway adding to the smog layer above. Or maybe the

Oud oil comes from trees and wood of the genus Aquilaria, fifteen species of trees that are native to Southeast Asia. Trees of this genus are often referred to as Agar, Agarwood, Aloeswood or Eaglewood. Oud oil extracted from the

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