Air Pollution Brings Beijing to a Halt

The world’s biggest emitter feels the pain. “Half of Beijing's private cars were ordered off the streets Tuesday and many construction sites and schools closed after authorities in China's smog-shrouded capital...

A Record Setting Appeal from OCHA

The UN launched a $20.1 billion emergency humanitarian appeal yesterday. This is the largest funding request ever made by OCHA, and is driven mostly by conflict in the middle east. The chances of agencies raisi...

#EarthtoParis

Many of the same partners who bring you the Social Good Summit during UN Week are convening the #EarthtoParis summit today and tomorrow. The speaker line up is a who's who of UN officials, policy wonks, ar...

Episode 90: Emma Sky

Emma Sky was an Arabist, working at the British Council in 2003 when the United Kingdom joined the US led invasion and occupation of Iraq.  Though she strongly opposed the war, she opted to join the coaliti...

China Goes (Unexpectedly) Big on Africa

A rather unexpected announcement at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. “Western hegemony of African economies looks set to be further reduced in the decades ahead following a weekend announcement that China...