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Jul 17

July 29, 2017

(UN)believable Experience

By cswngo /

The internship itself was unique in the sense that I have been able to mold the experience to my interests. Specifically, I was able to connect my graduate study concentration, environmental policy, to different development and advocacy projects on gender equality and other intersecting SDG Goals. By - Christian J. Porter

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Jul 17

July 25, 2017

World Press Freedom Day 2017

By cswngo /

In times when freedom of expression and journalism are more relevant than ever, and those who inform us are so-called “enemies,” the issue of fundamental principles of press freedom became a central focus at the World Press Freedom Day 2017 side event at the UNHQ in New York “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies.” - Vanesa Treers

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Jul 17

July 24, 2017

Oceans; Greening the Blue! Global Citizen Activism to Preserve the Earth’s Largest Resource

By cswngo /

The ocean will be the building block of future generations. The depletion of fossil fuels leads governments and businesses looking to sustainable sources of energy, the ocean. With this being said, implementation of these new energy resources offers new avenues of economic growth and policy regulations. Responsible development requires pledges of accountability during the time of the implementation in order to monitor construction and operating procedures and that they remain eco-friendly. By - Christian J. Porter

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Jun 17

June 29, 2017

Civil Society’s Report Card:

By cswngo /

A critical addition to the 2030 agenda has been the introduction of an annual report on the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals. Notorious as the not-for-profit sector is for lacking 'key performance indicators', the Annual Progress Report provides a notable exception. It is the annual report card on the global progress made on the quantifiable metrics embedded in the 2030 agenda. - Paige Higbie

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Jun 17

June 15, 2017

Ocean Science in the Context of Sustainable Development Goals

By cswngo /

At the Ocean’s Conference meeting “Building Ocean Knowledge for Sustainable Development—How science will contribute to achieving SDG 14,” the take-home message was clear: given the how crucial the ocean is to the well-being of our species and the environmental sustainability of our planet, we ought to have a much better scientific understanding of it than we currently do. - Griffin Stevens

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Jun 17

June 15, 2017

Not as Helpless as You Think: Radical Localism in the Battle for Marine Conservation

By cswngo /

This week at the United Nations, and following the conclusion of the tumultuous climate summit in Paris, the world's permanent mission representatives, civil society organizations and other stakeholders descended for the Ocean Conference. - Paige Higbie

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May 17

May 30, 2017

Biomedical Research’s Uncomfortable Secret

By cswngo /

Whether it be genetically modified drought-tolerant maize helping to meet SDG Goal 2 ('Zero Hunger') metrics in Malawi (1) or the use of cellular phone data in pursuing SDG Goal 3 ('Good Health and Wellbeing') by tracking the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone (2), the latent potential in mobilizing science and technology in the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals is obvious. - By Paige Higbie

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May 17

May 22, 2017

The Critical Moment

By cswngo /

In an unassuming conference room on the lower floor of the United Nations building, seven men and women sat in a u-shaped circle facing one another. H.E. Jerry Matthews Matjila, the permanent representative of South Africa and also the session chair, remarked wryly that when it comes to dialogues about Security Sector Reform (SSR) it's almost always the same group of people in the room. - Paige Higbie

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May 17

May 18, 2017

Lessons of NGO CSW: The Power of Collectivism

By cswngo /

I am leaving NGO CSW full of hope in the passion and advocacy work of the people around me and in my own desire to drive forward change for women. NGO CSW’s work goes beyond its forum in March

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May 17

May 18, 2017

NGO CSW – Thoughts and Reflections

By cswngo /

Getting the chance to intern at NGO Committee on the Status of Women, especially in my last year of school,...

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