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Op-Ed: The race to achieve universal health coverage

Op-Ed: The race to achieve universal health coverage

At least half of the world’s population does not have full coverage of essential health services. Health expenses push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty each and every year, forcing them into terrible choices that no one should ever have to make: Buy...

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Op-Ed: We Must Save Our World From Drowning in Plastic

Op-Ed: We Must Save Our World From Drowning in Plastic

If we do nothing, by 2050, our world’s oceans will have more plastic in them than fish (by weight).I am going to repeat this, because it is an idea that appears monumentally absurd, but according to a report by the World Economic Forum and Ellen MacArthur Foundation,...

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Op-Ed: At last the tide is turning on plastic

Op-Ed: At last the tide is turning on plastic

Plastic pollution is a catastrophe on a scale that’s difficult to grasp. All of us have been distressed by the images on wildlife documentaries such as Blue Planet, of turtles tangled in plastic bags, seabirds choked on bottle caps and baby whales poisoned by plastic...

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Op-Ed: Ayons l’audace d’agir pour le climat

Op-Ed: Ayons l’audace d’agir pour le climat

La présidente de l’Assemblée générale de l’ONU, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, rappelle dans une tribune au « Monde » que l’objectif de la COP24 est de négocier le programme de mise en œuvre de l’Accord de Paris. Les enjeux sont trop importants pour procrastiner ou hésiter...

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Op-Ed: Making the United Nations Relevant to All

Op-Ed: Making the United Nations Relevant to All

As world leaders are convening in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly, I am only the fourth woman to preside over the gathering and the first from Latin America and the Caribbean. During my mandate, I am determined to fight against all forms of...

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