Press Articles and Opinion Pieces

Recovery from the coronavirus crisis must lead to a better world

Only by coming together will the world be able to face down the Covid-19 pandemic and its shattering consequences.

COVID-19: we will come through this together

The upheaval caused by the coronavirus – COVID-19 -- is all around us.  And I know many are anxious, worried and confused.  That’s absolutely natural.

The gender power gap

Gender inequality is the overwhelming injustice of our age and the biggest human rights challenge we face. But gender equality offers solutions to some of the most intractable problems of our age.

Progress toward sustainable development is seriously off-track

People around the world are taking to the streets to protest against rising living costs and real or perceived injustice. They feel the economy is not working for them — and in some cases, they are right.

A climate change: an unstoppable movement takes hold

On the eve of the September UN Climate Action Summit, young women and men around the world mobilized by the millions and told global leaders: “You are failing us”.   They are right.

The wildfire of hate speech

Around the world, hate is on the march. A menacing wave of intolerance and hate-based violence is targeting worshippers of many faiths across the globe.  Sadly – and disturbingly – such vicious incidents are becoming all too familiar.

Urgent climate action: a choice we can — and must — make

“Save Tuvalu; save the world.”  This is the rallying cry I heard on my recent visit to Tuvalu, a stop on my Pacific tour to the frontlines of the global climate emergency.

United in grief

My heart sank when the news came early last Sunday morning: “Nairobi-bound plane crashes soon after takeoff in Addis Ababa”.