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Discovering the Disfunction: My First Experience at a UN Meeting

Last week I had the privilege of attending my first official Executive Board Meeting at the United Nations. I was excited to witness real discussion between the leaders of the world on how to solve our biggest problems. The meeting was led by the United Nations Development Programme and was scheduled to discuss how to […]

Benedict Kinnison | June 13, 2019
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CSW Wrap-Up

Today was the last day of the Conference on the Status of Women here at the UN. And looking back, I think a lot of great discussion was had. People are largely united in the values that we hold. Whether you find yourself more to the political left or political right, there are a few […]

Jordan Mabe | March 23, 2019
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New Eugenics

Iceland has almost entirely eliminated down syndrome from their population. Is this the work of rapidly advancing medicine finding new ways to treat people with down syndrome? Or perhaps it is genetic research that allows for ways to prevent the development of down syndrome in babies? Nope, it is because Iceland aborts almost 100% of […]

Jordan Mabe | March 22, 2019
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Interview with Tiffany Espensen

So far at the UN, I have had the privilege of meeting several important people. And one of these people was Tiffany Espensen. Tiffany is a humanitarian activist and actress who has been in several productions, including Netflix shows and Disney and Marvel films. Tiffany was kind enough to sit down with me for a […]

Jordan Mabe | March 21, 2019
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Not Alone

I met a lot of powerful people today. I met actors, ambassadors, diplomats and authors. Many of the people who come together to try and change the world for the better. And almost all of these amazing people came from incredibly difficult situations in which they chose to be better. They made the decision to […]

Jordan Mabe | March 20, 2019
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CSW

Domestic Violence Affects Families Too

My first day at CSW, I went to an event called “Empowering Girls and Women Facing Violence in Family Settings”. It focused on domestic abuse. The way it works at CSW is that it’s a panel discussion and each person in the panel does their presentation, and then there are questions at the end. For […]

Gregory Lobo | March 20, 2019
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“Creating a Healthy Environment for Empowering Women”

The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol of a snake eating its own tail. And as I sat through several sessions and side events at the UN today for CSW, the image of the Ouroboros kept popping into my head. Many of the issues and discussions brought up today were essentially in conflict with each other. […]

Jordan Mabe | March 19, 2019
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Africa

Gender Equality: An Opportunity to Complement not to Compete

The wave of equality is significantly growing worldwide. Historically, the equality gap has been visible but never discussed, with men occupying influential positions in society whilst women were confined to peripheral roles in the socioeconomic spectrum. While there will always be biological differences between women and men, equality of choice, opportunities and participation is never […]

Archlove Takunda Tanyanyiwa | March 7, 2019
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Quality Education: An Important Cog for Sustainable Global development

It is true that quality education is one of the important ways of creating a progressive and adaptive society to change and development. In the modern-day world, the narrative to access to education is linked to a complex combination of interrelated life facets, providing the much-needed hype to invest in education and the empowerment of […]

Archlove Takunda Tanyanyiwa | February 18, 2019
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