Bulgarian MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk calls for the United Nations to recognise that nominating Irina Bokova to be the next Secretary-General is the best way to fulfil principles that the UN agreed upon almost 20 years ago.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make little sense if the purchasing power of the farmers who produce coffee, cocoa or tea is disregarded, writes Fernando Morales-de la Cruz in an open letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
While the contest to select the next UN Secretary-General may not be on a par with the slugging match for the White House, it is beginning to heat up - with some decidedly undiplomatic tactics evident in the campaign to replace Ban Ki-moon, writes Dick Roche.
The present demand for emergency assistance is almost unprecedented, and the World Humanitarian Summit is a golden opportunity to push for much-needed systemic reforms, write Jörn Grävingholt and Benjamin Schraven.
The EU was right to postpone visa liberalisation for Turkish citizens until Ankara fulfils its end of the migrant deal, but it is time to work out a viable Plan B in case the deal falls apart, writes Solon Ardittis.
The Paris climate deal is a tremendous, historic achievement. For the first time since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the world has been able to agree on a common path to fight climate change, writes Jim Currie.
Haitian communities have taken the reconstruction of the Caribbean country into their own hands, completing the efforts to eliminate cholera that were initiated by the government and the UN, writes Ban Ki-moon.
"Desperate is an understatement", writes Ban Ki-moon on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). The recently approved UN peacekeeping mission gives European countries a heavy responsibility: bring security and stability to this nation in ruins.
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