Confessions of a Serial Consulter, Part 1: Debunking Myths


Filed under: Central Asia Development Development 2.0 Environment Governance Health HIV Social inclusion

Eastern Europe and Central Asia: What kind of world do you want? Looking back on the past year as part of the United Nations World we Want team working on engaging people in a discussion of what matters for their future, I feel compelled to come clean on the experience thus far. Our work is… Read more »

Humans or bust: Will Rio + 20 be about people?


Filed under: Climate change Development Development 2.0 Health

As the last region to hold its Preparatory Meeting for the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, the United Nations Commission for Europe (UNECE) region is a bit of a test case for the global debate since it includes low, medium, and high-income countries. For the first two days of December, 350 representatives of governments, academic experts,… Read more »

High carbon = high human development?


Filed under: Climate change Development Environment Social inclusion

With a team of experts from the United Nations Development Group, we’re in Bratislava planning how to engage governments in Europe and Central Asia in the run up to the global sustainable development conference next year (a.k.a. Rio+20). Rio will take the debate on environmental sustainability forward by looking at fundamental global questions about the… Read more »