Over the course of its history, humanity has experienced several episodes of mass mortality due to infectious diseases. All of them have threatened social organisation and have made people believe it was the end of the world, irrespective of the magnitude of the...
Insecurity in the Borderlands of Africa: New Sub-Regional Approaches
Insecurity remains one of the prominent challenges facing communities occupying the borderlands in Africa. In the horn of Africa, most of these communities adopted pastoral lifestyle years back as an adaptation to climate change. Unpredictable rainfall patterns have...
COVID-19 y salud: mutar para vivir
A lo largo de su historia, la humanidad ha vivido varias experiencias de muerte masiva por alguna enfermedad infecciosa, y todas ellas han puesto en vilo la organización social y han hecho creer que es el fin del mundo, sin importar la magnitud de los imaginarios...
Just Transition to a Green Economy: Lessons of COVID-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has animated discussions about our future economic development model highlighting current shortcomings and the adverse impacts on people, especially vulnerable groups. In so doing, the pandemic has reinforced the importance of a just transition...
Does the UN Actually Make a Difference?
Reflections by Cécile Molinier, former senior UN official Anniversaries are cause for celebration, and for reflections on past and current achievements. Yet, reflections on the UN’s 75th anniversary have been far from celebratory, and the gloom is magnified by concern...
Philanthropy in the New Normal – Time to Trust
Swift and bold response In the Covid-19 crisis and the global response to the pandemic, inequalities between social classes as well as racial inequities have been exacerbated. Besides governmental and corporate actors, philanthropy has responded vigorously to the...
COVID, Crisis and Change in Global Governance
The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have serious domestic and international political consequences and to exacerbate existing trends to reshape the landscape of international and transnational institutions. These six trends, when combined, could be dangerous for the structure of global governance as we know it.
Los Desafíos Socio-Educativos de la Implementación de la Agenda 2030
Las agendas de desarrollo sostenible y los tratados de derechos humanos han sido el resultado de la movilización de innumerables colectivos en distintas épocas y lugares del mundo. A lo largo del tiempo, estas conquistas se han ido plasmando en abundante...
New Zealand’s Approach to Climate Change Policy
I had the good fortune of arriving in New Zealand just as the election season was gathering pace. The formation of a new government in October 2017 led by Labour’s Jacinda Ardern in coalition with New Zealand First and with the support of the Greens ushered in an era...
Is Limited Capacity an Obstacle to the Success of Industrial Policies in Africa?
There has been a marked revival of industrial policy across the African continent since the mid-2000s, in countries such as Ethiopia and South Africa, as well as in numerous reports by continental institutions such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa...
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