Press Articles and Opinion Pieces

A climate change: an unstoppable movement takes hold

On the eve of the September UN Climate Action Summit, young women and men around the world mobilized by the millions and told global leaders: “You are failing us”.   They are right.

The wildfire of hate speech

Around the world, hate is on the march. A menacing wave of intolerance and hate-based violence is targeting worshippers of many faiths across the globe.  Sadly – and disturbingly – such vicious incidents are becoming all too familiar.

Urgent climate action: a choice we can — and must — make

“Save Tuvalu; save the world.”  This is the rallying cry I heard on my recent visit to Tuvalu, a stop on my Pacific tour to the frontlines of the global climate emergency.

United in grief

My heart sank when the news came early last Sunday morning: “Nairobi-bound plane crashes soon after takeoff in Addis Ababa”.

The climate emergency and the next generation

Tens of thousands of young people took to the streets yesterday with a clear message to world leaders: act now to save our planet and our future from the climate emergency.

Kofi Annan was the United Nations

Since the shock of former United Nations’ Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s death, I have been reflecting on what made him so special.

Uniting the world against terrorism

Terrorism is a persistent and evolving global menace. No country is immune. Social media, encrypted communications and the dark web are being used to spread propaganda, radicalize new recruits and plan atrocities.

Towards a new global compact migration

Managing migration is one of the most profound challenges for international cooperation in our time.