Health Risks of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Women and girls living with FGM have experienced a harmful practice. Experience of FGM increases the short and long termRead more.
In Sudan, FGM Crosses Religious and Ethnic Lines. It is Practiced by both Muslims and Christians
The country has made significant progress in opening up public discussion on FGM, changing attitudes towards the practice and garneringRead more.
Criminalizing FGM in Sudan: A never Ending Story?
Samia al-Nagar and Liv Tønnessen After decades of efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) in Sudan, the prevalence ofRead more.
European Commission Proposes 3 Scenarios for SDG Achievement
Alula Berhe Kidani The European Commission (EC) released a paper outlining policy foundations for realizing a “Sustainable Europe” by 2030Read more.
Environmental Law Review Explores Need for Global Pact
Alula Berhe Kidani Fordham Environmental Law Review published an article exploring the need for a Global Pact for the EnvironmentRead more.
Social media in Africa: A double-edged sword for security and development (1)
UNDP Report This study Information and communication technology (ICT) in Africa is a double-edged sword: while it can promote social,Read more.
Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator address to the UNSC on Climate Change and said:
Mr. President, Excellences, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you to the Government of the Dominican Republic for drawing attentionRead more.
UNSC Debates Climate Change Impact on Peace, Security and Development
Alula Berhe Kidani On 25 January 2019, Speakers warned the UN Security Council (UNSC) of increasing threats to peace, securityRead more.
UN-Habitat Addresses Climate Vulnerabilities of Informal Settlements
Alula Berhe Kidani Climate action in informal settlements calls for a “detailed, in-depth and nuanced” understanding of the physical conditions,Read more.
Lack of Health Care is a Waste of Human Capital: 5 Ways to Achieve Universal Health Coverage By 2030
When Cecilia Rodriguez was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and pain in the joints, eight yearsRead more.
Going Above And Beyond To End Poverty: New Ways Of Measuring Poverty Shed New Light On The Challenges Ahead
The fight to end extreme poverty is revealing a developing dichotomy. On the one hand, extreme poverty continues to be stubborn in certain partsRead more.
Digital technologies allow people to take on risks and explore new opportunities
XUBEI LUO , WORLD BANK In the era of digital technology, the structure of production as well as the interactionRead more.