Gefeliciteerd Nederlands! For the first time ever, the UN Development Program has ranked countries according to a "Gender Inequality Index" and the Dutch come out on top. Here is how other countries scored.
On Friday, we will find out what happens when a hurricane pounds a country in which 1.3 million people live in tents. Between the cholera epidemic, the earthquake and the storm, aid workers, government, the Haitian people are struggling to cope with three concurrent humanitarian emergencies.
On Friday, the human rights record of the United States will be the subject of a debate at the UN Human Rights Council. If you care about scoring cheap shots against the Obama administration, this is a terrible thing! If you actually care about the advancement of human rights around the world, this is definitely a positive development.
Next week, Washington, D.C. is playing host to a summit on how mobile phone technologies can be harnessed to improve health outcomes in the developing world. From November 8 to 10, experts from the world of technology, health, philanthropy and the government and private sector will converge for the mHealth Summit.
It is fair to say that today's election is not going to turn on foreign policy. Still, the group of lawmakers voted into office today will have a set of global issues vying for their attention. So how does the slate of candidates up for election today fare on those issues?
Climate change in Columbia is causing severe water shortages. As often happens, the poorest and most vulnerable people are the most affected. Check out this video from the UN about how the indigenous Wayuu people are struggling to maintain their livelihoods amidst ecological and political challenges.