Category: Op-eds


What to expect from the new champions

Agenda 2030 is in trouble. The rare political consensus that led to the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) four years ago has become fractured.


Opinion: Brazil’s Prison Massacres Send A Dire Message

Once again, Brazil’s hellish prisons are making global headlines. The spotlight this week is on Manaus, the capital of the country’s northern Amazonas state, where violence at different prisons left 55 inmates dead.


The State of War

The world is less violent today than at virtually any other time in human history. Hard as it is to believe, deaths from armed conflicts between states have declined dramatically since the 1950s.


In an era of global uncertainty, the SDGs can be our guide

Global cooperation is at a crossroads. Many of the world’s biggest challenges are not a result of disagreements about how to cooperate, but a profound loss of direction about why to cooperate in the first place.


Climate Migration Hotspots in Mexico and Central America

In some areas of the world, including Central America, rising sea levels and declining agricultural productivity due to climate change are expected to trigger major migratory flows, especially within countries.


How Brazil Can Do Better for Venezuela’s Refugees

Long an advocate for refugee rights, Brazil’s response to the Venezuelan crisis has fallen short. Here’s how it could be improved. By Maiara Folly and Robert Muggah Published in Americas Quarterly It’s official. Venezuela is suffering the worst migration crisis in Latin American history. Faced

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