One month from now, world leaders, civil society activists, businesspeople and diplomats will descend on Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. I speak with Dr. Gustavo da Fonseca of the Global Environment Facility about what we can expect from the meeting and why he is convinced the meeting will be a success.
UN Dispatch caught up with Assistant Secretary-General for Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships at UN Women Lakshmi Puri. We spoke after an International Women's Day event hosted by the UN Foundation in Washington, DC.
I recently caught up with Millennium Promise CEO John McArthur. We spoke about what was accomplished at last September's MDG summit at the UN; what to expect from the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland; and discuss his new project: MDG Pledges.
I speak with Tamara Kreinin, the executive director of women and population at the UN Foundation about some of the challenges facing women and girls in Haiti--and what local groups, the UN and the international community are doing to support reproductive health and women's empowerment in Haiti.