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  • September 28, 2019

    Beyond Mobility: Wheelchairs Enable Engagement and Quality of Life in Developing Regions

    When I started coming to Belize and Guatemala 1980, I saw people with disabilities that were crawling around on the ground or stuck in bed. That kind of tore my heart out. Just prior to returning to the States from Guatemala in the summer of 1988, I saw a woman, for the second time, crawling across the Pan-American Highway. more
  • June 17, 2019

    Empowering Women Military Leaders Through Learning and Collaboration

    Halifax International Security Forum is an organization that is dedicated to strengthening strategic cooperation among democracies and is recognized as the leading gathering of democratic leaders committed to global security and prosperi...more
  • June 5, 2019

    Understanding the Business and Human Rights Agenda: A Conversation with Marti Flacks

    The ever-growing global reach and impact of business enterprises has given rise to a robust debate about such actors' roles and responsibilities with regards to human rights. This debate continues today but has produced a significant ...more
  • March 27, 2019

    Rethinking Gender and Violent Extremism

    Within the field of countering violent extremism, research and interventions that do consider the role of gender in recruitment have mainly focused on women in violent extremism. However, men and boys are disproportionately recruited by ...more
  • January 8, 2019

    China's Data-Driven Philanthropy

    Since China instituted the Charity Law in 2016, charitable giving in the country has continued to grow as it opened more platforms for citizens and business leaders to participate in social responsibility. The Law also emphasizes transpa...more
  • December 10, 2018

    Tools Against Corruption and Human Trafficking

    Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons (TIP), is a multibillion-dollar criminal industry surpassed only by drug trafficking and arms sales. The 2017 data by the International Labor Organization (ILO) revealed that there ...more
  • November 26, 2018

    Building and Bridging Central Asia

    By Ambassador Natalia Gherman  I was appointed by Secretary-General António Guterres to be the Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, (UNRCCA) on September 15, ...more
  • November 6, 2018

    Security Sector Reform as a Tool for Development

    In its 2017 report, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) highlighted that security and justice institutions are often the main interface between states and the populations they are meant to serve. However, ...more

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