Author: Alexandra Yiannoutsos

(You)th and Sustainable Development

The United Nations General Assembly room during a break in session. Photo taken by author.

The United Nations in New York City held the 55th Commission on Social Development from February 1st to 10th of 2017. This year’s theme was “Strategies for Eradicating Poverty to Achieve Sustainable Development for All.” The commission was attended by member…

I am Woman, Hear Me March

In front of the white house participants in the Women's March created a 'wall' of protest signs. Photo taken by author.

“The next 1,459 days of the Trump administration will be 1,459 days of resistance: Resistance on the ground, resistance in the classrooms, resistance on the job, resistance in our art and in our music.”  Angela Davis The past week has…

9/11 Families v. Saudi Arabia

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The United States Congress recently near-unanimously approved Bill S.2040, or more commonly, The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). It overrides what is known as sovereign immunity in allowing United States citizens to sue foreign governments for their involvement in terrorist…

The SDGs Offer More Than Just a Great Personality

Pupils of the St Anthony’s Girls Primary School in Freetown at the end of their lesson on the Sustainable Development Goals.

September 25, 2015 marked the launch of the seventeen internationally adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals. Replacing the eight recently expired Millennium Development Goals, the SDGs seek to continue and enhance initiatives towards global development. The question arises, however, what did…

The Holy Ghosts: Civil War in the Central African Republic

Day one of Pope Francis' visit to the Central African Republic.

With a political structure that has crumbled into absolute rubble, massive unrestrained violence, and an attempted ‘ethnic cleansing,’ the case of the Central African Republic (CAR) is one among many disappointing stories from the African continent. Amid ultra-national conflict raging…