Tag Archives: United Nations

What Could a Trump Presidency Mean for Refugees?

By Sam Lampert, Talya Lockman-Fine, and Ellen Kendall Throughout his presidential campaign and in his role as president-elect, Donald Trump has defended policy stances that, if implemented, would have significant consequences for refugees, not only in the United States but … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Conflict, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Aid | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Broken Asylum Systems Closer to Home

This article originally appeared on World Policy Blog. By Talya Lockman-Fine The young man arrived for a meeting with the non-governmental organization employee. He had no job and, without working papers, few prospects of gaining one. He had temporary housing … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Aid | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Slideshow: Volunteering in The Jungle – A Journey to the Calais Refugee Camp

By Katya Akulinicheva At 3:45am on a grim November Saturday, my alarm marked the start of what was going to be a very long day. Wearing rainboots and with my duffle bag in hand, I set off for my 5-hour … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Aid | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Crystal Ball for Global Development: What Will Happen in 2016?

This article was originally published on Huffington Post Impact. By Yana Watson Kakar, Madji Sock, and Shyam Sundaram True to hopes, 2015 was a landmark year for global development. Two decades of talks yielded an ambitious, universal agreement to fight climate … Continue reading

Posted in Cities, Conflict, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Aid, Energy and Environment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Creating the Climate for Action: Lessons from the UN Global Goals Process

By Sonila Cook and Varad Pande It took more than four years and skillful backroom negotiation to get to this week’s victory — the ratification of the next global development agenda, the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, that will guide … Continue reading

Posted in Energy and Environment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Analyzing the #SDGs on Twitter: The Social Media Response to the Sustainable Development Goals

By Sylvia Warren This month, the world took to social media to voice reactions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 17 goals and 169 targets offering a new framework for global development. In the 10 days following the confirmation of … Continue reading

Posted in Conflict, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Aid, Education and Youth Development, Energy and Environment, Gender Issues, Global Health, Inclusive Growth, Water and Sanitation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Mobilizing Post-2015 Action: Are the SDGs too complicated to be effective?

Earlier this month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a “synthesis” report to guide the final draft of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire in 2015. Ban’s current draft of the … Continue reading

Posted in Strategy and Performance | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

D. Talk – Addressing ‘Unfinished Business’ with the Sustainable Development Goals

By Monica Dey In 2000, leaders from around the world came to an agreement on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – eight ambitious goals, from halving extreme poverty to stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015. Since then, the MDGs have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Replacing the MDGs: A better agenda is needed for the world’s poor

By J. Paul Callan, Jerry Wang, Shyam Sundaram and Andria Thomas In 2000, world leaders made their Millennium Declaration at the United Nations and established the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to reduce extreme poverty by 2015. Now, debate is abuzz … Continue reading

Posted in Strategy and Performance, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Video: D. Talks – Amir Dossal, Chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum

By Cecilia Chen and Sanchali Pal Recently, Amir Dossal, Chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum and Co-Initiator of the Pearl Initiative, visited Dalberg New York to deliver a D. Talk on corporate philanthropy’s shift from charity to smart investment. Mr. … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate, Strategy and Performance, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment