UNGA 72: 193 Member States, 9 Days of Debate, 1 Sustainable Development Agenda

The annual General Assembly is like drinking water from a fire hose. There are endless side events, report launches, closed meetings, celebratory receptions and of course the infamous General Debate. This year, more than half of the world's Heads of State traveled to UN Headquarters in New York City to discuss the most pressing challenges … Continue reading UNGA 72: 193 Member States, 9 Days of Debate, 1 Sustainable Development Agenda

Locus Coalition Appoints New Coordinator

In August 2017, the Locus Coalition named Ellie Price its new Coordinator, succeeding Gregory Adams in the role of leading the coalition. Ms. Price comes from FHI 360 where she was a Program Officer on the Crisis Response and Integrated Development team. While at FHI 360, Price led the Locus Coalition's research  to quantify the impact … Continue reading Locus Coalition Appoints New Coordinator

Bracing for Impact: Proposed Budget Cuts to USAID and the State Department

By: @alovelyimperfection President Donald Trump released his first formal proposed budget to Congress on 16 March 2017. As promised, the “America First” budget is proposing $54 billion in cuts throughout different federal government agencies and programs to offset an increase to the defense budget. Here is a snapshot of some departments that will be experiencing … Continue reading Bracing for Impact: Proposed Budget Cuts to USAID and the State Department

CONCAUSA: Strengthening Youth Initiatives in the Americas

By: Adam Mohawk-Breen and Rebecca Nelson For International Youth Day, we celebrate the initiatives of America's young people to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals! Today is International Youth Day, which was started by the UN in order to celebrate youth contributions to conflict prevention and the transformation of their communities. This day gives us at … Continue reading CONCAUSA: Strengthening Youth Initiatives in the Americas