We live in a world of plenty, yet nearly 1 billion people are chronically hungry, our UN columnists report. More food is available than ever before because global agriculture produces almost 20 percent more calories per person today than 30 years ago, despite a bigger population. The persistence of hunger is a moral challenge. Read More
DR. SYLVAIN EHRENFELD is the IHEU and National Ethical Service Representative to the UN. He submits reports monthly to us regarding activities at the UN which he attends as a non-governmental representatives.
DR. REBA GOODMAN, member of ECSBC and Professor Emeritus Clinical Pathology; Special Lecturer in Pathology, co-authors the reports.
Disease has no regard for national boundaries. Organizations formed in this century to help the World Health Organization fight serious diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, malaria, and cholera have saved millions of lives so far. More than ever, global public health security depends on global cooperation, say our UN columnists. Read More
Global problems need global solutions. As the world’s only truly universal global organization, the United Nations has become the foremost forum to address issues that transcend national boundaries, including climate change, disease, migration, refugees, human trafficking, and international crime. Here’s a look at UN agencies promoting a better standard of life. Read More
Within a little more than a decade, projections say, world population—at 7.7 billion people today—is likely to be around 8.5 billion people; by 2050, almost 10 billion. The growing population is a strain on basic resources, including food, water, land, and minerals.
By Dr. Sylvain Ehrenfeld and Dr. Reba Goodman About 66 million years ago, a six-mile wide asteroid hit near the Yucatan Peninsula, setting off a chain reaction that wiped out the dinosaurs and roughly three-quarters of the other species on Earth. According to a recent landmark UN report, today’s extinction rate is unprecedented in human […]
By Dr. Sylvain Ehrenfeld and Dr. Reba Goodman In February 2018, a gunman burst into the home of an investigative reporter in Slovakia and fatally shot him. In June, a disgruntled reader entered the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Maryland and gunned down four journalists. In October, Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post reporter and Saudi exile, was murdered and dismembered by Saudi […]