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Faculty Sakiko Fukuda-Parr on Human Rights and Global Inequality at the UN

Professor Fukuda-Parr was one of the speakers at the Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations on November 19-20, urging Parliamentarians to support the goal to reduce inequality as a top international priority. On November 17th, she also gave the annual Boving lecture at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, established to promote debate on urgent global challenges of poverty, inequality and development, on Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights.

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International Affairs Alumna Mala Kumar Publishes Op-ed in The Advocate: “Why I Quit My Job at the United Nations”


Mala Kumar is a 2010 M.A. International Affairs graduate. She recently finished a UNICEF project manager job in Burundi. Click here to read the full op-ed.        

GPIA Prof. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Discusses Human Rights at UN


GPIA Profesor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is scheduled to be part of a panel that will present at the United Nations on this Tuesday, Feb. 4th. According to panel organizers, “this event will reflect on the causes, costs and consequences of rising economic, social, and environmental inequalities, and consider concrete ways in which the SDGs can contribute to the dismantling of discrimination and help address inequalities – including gender inequalities and inequities in global governance.”

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E-Discussion on Post-2015 Development Agenda

Imagine the world you want in 2050. What changes will be necessary to put global development on the path to building a more just, equitable world? The United Nations system is working with governments and civil society to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs, and to design an ambitious post- 2015 development agenda …

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What kind of world do you want?

With the 2015 deadline to meet the Millennium Development Goals rapidly approaching, the United Nations is gearing up to define the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. While the number of people living in extreme poverty has dropped drastically since 1990, and quantifiable progress has been made in improving access to drinking water, the world is facing …

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