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25 Aug 2017 description

Overview

Girls’ education and climate change are currently two of the most topical global issues in the development arena. Due to a myriad of limiting factors, more girls around the world are falling through the cracks in terms of their educational access, retention, and learning. At the same time, many countries and regions are facing more frequent and more intense climate-related extreme weather events such as heat waves, floods and droughts.

23 Feb 2015 description

As many of the world’s foreign ministers convene this week in Washington D.C. for the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism, displacement should be on their agenda.

27 Sep 2011 description

Africa, Governance, Global Food Crisis, Developing Countries, Development

Julius Agbor, Africa Research Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative

Nelipher Moyo, Research Analyst, Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative

The Brookings Institution

17 Aug 2011 description

Julius Agbor, Africa Research Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative

Lauren Greubel, Research Assistant, Global Economy and Development, Center for Universal Education

15 Dec 2010 description

By Khalid Koser

In 2009 922,500 asylum claims were submitted in 159 countries or territories around the world, according to statistics from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The USA received the second highest number at 47,900 applicants, behind South Africa with a staggering 222,000 applicants. Other significant destination countries were Malaysia (40,100) and Ecuador (35,500).

26 Jul 2010 description

Remarks at the Brookings Institute, 26 July 2010

B. Lynn Pascoe, United Nations Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs

Let me begin by thanking Brookings for this opportunity to speak about the work of the United Nations in dealing with conflicts around the world.

While academic studies seem to conclude that conflicts have actually been declining in recent years, it doesn't feel that way from our vantage point in New York.