If we don’t protect the ocean, humanitarian disaster awaits

Overfishing and climate change are the driving forces behind the deteriorating health of the ocean, the world’s largest ecosystem and the source of climate regulation for our entire planet, not to mention jobs and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE…

African migration: what the numbers really tell us 

Africa is often depicted as a continent of mass exodus. Images of desperate Africans on overcrowded boats bound for Europe are plastered across our screens. A more balanced examination of African migration is a pressing priority. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author: Marie McAuliffe || World…

How a teen refugee survived a shipwreck and saved a baby’s life

“A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea”, by UNHCR’s Melissa Fleming, chronicles the extraordinary bravery of Syrian refugee Doaa Al Zamel. This excerpt recounts the terrifying moment when the boat Doaa and her fiancé were traveling on was attacked at sea. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE…

Latin America’s cities are ready to take off. But their infrastructure is failing them

By 2050, 90% of Latin Americans will live in cities. There are more than 55 cities with populations of one million or more. No part of the world has urbanized more rapidly. But Latin American cities are failing badly to live up to their promise….

Does hosting a World Cup make economic sense?

It’s often said that hosting a World Cup, or any other major sporting event, can boost a nation’s economy by attracting tourists, initiating infrastructure projects and showcasing countries and cities as good places to do business. Does the evidence back this up? VISIT THE SOURCE…

Indoor air pollution is deadly. Here’s an unconventional solution

Nine out of 10 people on this planet breathe air with high levels of pollutants. Air pollution kills seven million people every year. This makes it the world’s biggest environmental health risk. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author: Ron Bills || World Economic Forum

The global economy isn’t working for women. Here’s what world leaders must do

As the G7 countries prepare to gather in Canada, leaders from the world’s richest nations must commit to responsibly redesigning their economies to work for women, and support a broader shift in the global economy. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author: Winnie Byanyima || World Economic…