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HLPF Report: 3

The High-Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals has come to an end. Dozens of nations presented their challenge’s triumphs though their voluntary national reviews and based on these findings, billions of dollars will be maneuvered across the globe for development purposes. Going into the event, it was expected that “sexual and reproductive health” […]

Benedict Kinnison | July 29, 2019
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High-Level Political Forum Report: 2

As meetings in the High-Level Political Forum continued, the United States’ strange behavior made it clear that they are not investing in the 2030 Agenda. In many of the meetings, the United States is a diplomatic outlier. In this conference aimed at international cooperation, they pick fights and remain notably quiet. There is no discussion […]

Benedict Kinnison | July 22, 2019
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High-Level Political Forum Report

I will be taking the opportunity with my next few posts to report on the High-Level Political Forum taking place at the United Nations. The UN has an ongoing initiative called the 2030 Agenda where they are aiming to achieve 17 major goals by the end of the next decade. These goals include everything from […]

Benedict Kinnison | July 15, 2019
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Fact Check

Last week, the presidential election cycle of the United States kicked off with the first round of primary debates. A score of candidates took to the stage to make their case for nomination. Throughout the debate, candidates provided various statistics to support their policy ideas. This wave of information was then followed up by the […]

Benedict Kinnison | July 9, 2019
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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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