Medios

25 Julio 2017
Spent time lately working on your long-term financial plan? Thought strategically about your career, the skills you need to learn and the contacts you need to make? No? You are not alone. To procrastinate, even ignoring important life matters, is human nature. Ask me how hard it was to get down to writing this article – on procrastination!...
11 Julio 2017
The human development approach has long emphasized the importance of good health as a constitutive element that is both of intrinsic and instrumental value for an individual’s ability to thrive. Today, on the UN’s World Population Day, as global attention turns to the issue of family planning, it is important to underline the importance of safe...
07 Julio 2017
Human dignity is inviolable. This principle has not changed since 1948 when it was formulated by the United Nations in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It does not stop at national borders and applies to everyone regardless of age, gender or religion. However, to what extent have we lived up to this high principle? How far have we...
27 Junio 2017
In Colombia we are more determined than ever to end the longest running and only remaining internal armed conflict in the Americas. Colombians were divided over the agreement that was negotiated between the Government and the FARC guerrillas. And so, we undertook efforts to reach a new peace accord that would dispel doubts and garner nationwide...
20 Junio 2017
"We the peoples…" are the opening words of the UN Charter and UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has reiterated calls for people-centered development. But what do we actually mean by putting people at the center of development? What new approaches will it take to achieve ambitious global goals for 2030? Let me share three main ideas and one...
08 Junio 2017
Today is World Oceans Day. What better day to reflect on the role our seas have on human development?    Arthur C Clarke famously remarked at the inappropriateness of calling our planet Earth, when it is quite clearly Ocean. Indeed, to say that our oceans are important to human development is as much an understatement as saying the planet is...
05 Junio 2017
What will be the nature of work in future? This million-dollar question is being discussed in cafes, schools and work places around the world right now. Some say –with growing automation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, many areas of work would extinct; others opine – yes, jobs would be lost, but many more would be created. Some even go so...