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27 Juin 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 Juin 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 Juin 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 Juin 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...
31 Mai 2017
A decent and dignified life for all 7.5 billion people in the world is possible. The world is not short on technological and financial resources. And so everyone could have a quality education, a secure income, access to good healthcare and live in a clean and safe environment. Why should anyone be hungry when we know that reducing food waste,...
25 Mai 2017
The Second Forum on Financing for Development is taking place in New York, with a focus on mobilizing means of implementation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). How can we ensure that investments in human development are not forgotten? Partly because the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were criticized for focusing too narrowly on...
24 Mai 2017
I was asked last year to select one photograph that has profoundly influenced my life. I chose an image known as Migrant Mother— a haunting picture of a woman named Florence Owens Thompson sitting with three of her children in their makeshift home, a rudimentary tent. The photograph was taken in California in 1936 as millions of American families...