Debate Insights

Acting Together for a World Free from Child Labor and Forced Labor
Today, over 40 million persons around the world are victims of modern slavery, and 152 million children are still in child labor, 70% of them in agriculture, or either in the production of goods for exportation. Many work in hazardous...
The Future of Trade Rules
With the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the 1990s saw decisive progress in the development of world trade rules, helping consolidate economic globalization. Since then, geopolitical power shifts and the 2008 crisis have inflamed tensions between countries. So...
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...
Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace
An important step was taken at the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum in 2018 towards an international cybersecurity effort: The Paris Call of 12 November 2018 for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, a declaration in favor of development...
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...

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