Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Case for Digital Identification

Worldwide, more than four billion people are connected to the Internet, spending an average of roughly six hours per day on Internet-enabled devices and...

Trump’s Most Worrisome Legacy

Kirstjen Nielsen’s forced resignation as US Secretary of Homeland Security is no reason to celebrate. Yes, she presided over the forced separation of families...

Driving change together: Poland hosts COP24

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC), which is one of three conventions adopted at the historic ‘Rio Earth Summit” in 1992,...

Saving Children from having Children

My country is overwhelmed with teen pregnancies. In 2013, the United Nations Population Fund estimated that Guyana had the second-highest rate of adolescent pregnancy...

Climate Change Action Cannot Ignore Social Issues

Despite a series of troubling new reports and studies, the world has yet to respond adequately to the threat posed by global warming. One...

Stop losing the fight against Malaria

When it comes to fighting infectious diseases, progress cannot be gauged by the availability of resources; the most important metric is the number of...

World urged to tackle ‘urgent threats’ as UN climate talks begin

Delegates from around the world have kicked off two weeks of United Nations talks in Poland on tackling climate change, three years after the landmark 2015 Paris deal...

Toward a New Global Charter

In August 1941, even before the United States had entered World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt...

Uniting Africa for Power

African countries are increasingly coming together. A landmark free-trade agreement was concluded earlier this year. East Africa has made great progress on free movement of people....

Global Health Versus Online Trolls

The most frustrating part of my job as a public health scientist is the spread of false information – usually online – that overrides...

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