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Thirty young Afghani women performed in an orchestra at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s challenges in 2017 will not be new ones, but those that have lingered from many years of war and violence. They involve armed conflict with the Taliban and related issues of terrorism, attacks…
Trump and the United Nations: a difficult relationship. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Can the United Nations adapt to Donald Trump?

Most of Trump's positions go against the principles accepted by the United Nations. The new Secretary-General will have to try to find areas of mutual concern to work with the new US administration.
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Should cybersecurity be a human right?

Recent developments at the United Nations and the G-20 suggest that the well-known human rights to privacy and freedom of expression may soon be formally extended to online communications.
By agencies working together, we can prevent female genital mutilation, which new research confirms is happening in Australia. from www.shutterstock.com

Female genital mutilation is hurting Australian girls and we must work together to stamp it out

Female genital mutilation is largely hidden in Australia and other high-income countries. But the United Nations says it is a global concern – and our research found it does affect girls here.
German stock market after US election, November 9, 2016. Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

Trump: how we got here

The fall of the Berlin wall was supposed to usher in ‘the end of history’, an eternal age of capitalist economics and liberal-democratic politics. It hasn’t turned out that way.
Accessible “green space” in cities is one of the things we will start measuring. Shutterstock

How and why we are moving beyond GDP as a measure of human progress

For a long time the way we measure what is going on in our economy and society has distorted our actions. We're now building a more holistic way of measuring progress.
Neither of these distinguished gentlemen appears to be a Latin American woman. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

From Latin America, a 2017 wishlist for the United Nations

Latin America, which saw its two female candidates for UN Secretary General snubbed, will greet Antonio Guterres with open arms – and a list of demands.
People carry photos of soldiers who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor. AP Photo/Andres Kudacki

America’s role in the world 75 years after Pearl Harbor

The Japanese attack on a US naval base on Dec. 7, 1941 set in motion a series of events that transformed the United States into a global superpower. Will Donald Trump bring that era to an end?

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