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Advice from Gender Champions: Think Value
In 2018, popular attention exploded on the issue of gender disparity. Organizations of all types are racing to put in place new workplace policies and practices, with a flurry of new pledges and ambitious targets for gender balance. But we...
A New Opening for Governance of the High Seas?
Optimism is in the air. There is a growing acceptance of the need to conserve the biodiversity and natural resources of the oceans. Scientific understanding of their importance and public awareness of the risk has spread rapidly in the last...
A Dialogue Between International Organizations on Global Governance
The multilateral system crafted over the last century is facing a period of intense pressure. There is a sense that popular frustration, driven by unmet expectations over the benefits of an ever-more integrated global economy, has sparked a contagion of...
Youth: From Participants to Partners in Peace
In late 2015, the UN Security Council approved Resolution 2250, the first to specifically recognize the importance of youth and their inclusion in the promotion of peace and security. Youth populations often form the majority demographic in countries experiencing armed...
The Migration Challenge: Towards a Comprehensive Approach?
Is it possible to craft a more comprehensive and durable approach toward the global migration challenge? (more…)
Fresh Ideas for Development: Skill-sharing to Stop Tax Avoidance
Budget resources are the lifeblood for any government to be able to deliver to its citizens. In development work, domestic resource mobilization capacity is also the bedrock for a sustainable change. But every year, developing countries lose tremendous amounts of...
Fighting Climate Change the Urban Way
Urgency is an understatement when it comes to combatting climate change. National and international efforts are making strides, but struggling to keep pace. Cities have shown that they are willing to act even where national authorities do not. In some...
Before We Get to Governance: Building Trust in Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence is about to impact society worldwide in countless ways. Are we ready for a discussion about global governance of AI? Can we, before we first address the public anxiety? (more…)
Digital Platforms and Extremism: Are Content Controls Effective?
It’s easy to agree on the need to fight the spread of terrorism, violent extremism, and hate through digital medium. With each horrific act of terror or tragedy, the demand for better solutions becomes louder. The Christchurch Call to Action, signed...
Solar’s Place in the Sun: Maximizing the Energy Gains
In the arena of renewable energy sources, wind and hydropower were the first success stories. Solar photovoltaics (PV) started slowly catching up, and since 2017 there has been an unmistakable momentum behind the development and deployment of solar energy production....

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