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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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May 17

May 17, 2017

Intergenerational Solutions to Public Health and Welfare Problems

By cswngo /

“The time has come on aging issues” said Rosemary Lane at the NGO Committee on Ageing’s monthly meeting. Previously on...

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May 17

May 17, 2017

NGO UNHRC on Migration

By cswngo /

The NGO Committee on Migration hosted a discussion during their monthly meeting on improving frameworks to support migration in member states. The speakers included Ms. Ninette Kelley, Director of the New York Office of UNHCR, Mr. Ashraf El Nour, Permanent Representative of IOM to the UN– New York, and Ms. Dizery Salim, Adviser at the Delegation of the International Federation of the Red Cross to the UN.

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May 17

May 16, 2017

Great Adventures with NGO CSW/NY

By cswngo /

Without a doubt, the NGO CSW/NY internship was my best internship experience. I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve as Advocacy and Administrative Intern... - By Sasha Aultman

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May 17

May 7, 2017

UN Women in Mexico

By cswngo /

One of the inspirational “Youth Learning Series Brownbag” meetings was held to demonstrate the incredible progress that Mexico is achieving in terms of women’s rights and women’s empowerment. Mr. Francisco J. Carrasco, Citizen of Honor by Youth Institute of Puebla City, Mexico, a youth champion and young male feminist, shared with us many of the challenges that he has found in his career fighting for women’s rights since he finished his studies in International Relations at University of La Puebla, in Mexico. -By Pilar Gallardo

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