World Water Day 2017: Waste Not, Want Not

Beginning in 1993, the United Nations has designated March 22 every year as World Water Day. The goal of this designation is to bring global awareness and action to the growing water crisis that is plaguing the world. Less than 3% of the water on Earth is potable, and much of that 3% is trapped […]

Global Partnerships Week: An Endeavor in Sustainability

Last week, March 6-12, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted the annual Global Partnerships Week (GPW) at the United States Institute of Peace. The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships within the State Department partnered with the U.S. Global Development Lab of USAID, Concordia, and PeaceTech Lab to celebrate the collaboration […]

Economic Integration of Refugees

Europe’s policy on refugees operates under the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), which guarantees individuals certain rights as soon as they come on European soil. When asylum seekers arrive in Europe they have “no legal duty to claim asylum in the first EU state they reach” and many move on to find family or a […]

Join the UN campaign to help end wildlife crime on World Wildlife Day

*Public Service Announcement: press release by UN Environment Kenya Airways declares zero tolerance for smuggling of wildlife on its aircrafts Movie stars from across the globe join Wild for Life campaign to launch five new species. “3 March 2017 – One of Africa’s largest airlines and five celebrities from around the globe have joined forces […]

Treading Water: The Unexpected Pollution of the Deep Sea

A recent study done by Alan Jamieson from Newcastle University and his team has dispelled the nothing that that the deepest parts of the ocean, such as the Mariana Trench, would remain unaffected by human activity and pollution. The findings of this study have concluded that not only is there pollution, but that deep-water pollution […]

A Renewed Fight Against FGM

Yesterday, February 6, 2017, was the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, female genital mutilation (FGM) is characterized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as, “all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female […]

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