Amy Lieberman is the New York Correspondent for Devex. She covers the United Nations and reports on global development and politics. Amy previously worked as a freelance reporter, covering the environment, human rights, immigration, and health across the U.S. and in more than 10 countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Nepal, and Cambodia. Her coverage has appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic, Slate, and the Los Angeles Times. A native New Yorker, Amy received her master’s degree in politics and government from Columbia’s School of Journalism.
Short-term contracts and hierarchical workplace structures are among the reasons some young people are looking beyond the U.N. for their next career move. U.N. employees explain what's already happening to make the organization a better place for junior-level staff — and what more is needed.
Investing in climate adaptation is worth more than $7 trillion in net benefits, according to the Global Commission on Adaptation. "If the economics are so attractive, why isn't it happening?" asks Manish Bapna, managing director of the World Resources Institute.