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.
Several hundred religious leaders convened in New York on Wednesday to address how better collaboration with faith-based networks and groups can help tackle climate change, inequality, and other development issues.
The Central Emergency Response Fund, which seeks $1 billion in its annual budget, is uniquely positioned to respond quickly to existing and future emergencies, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres told member states on Monday. CERF will soon announce its pledged 2020 funding.
While many countries have achieved high human development rankings since 1990, these averages only tell a fragmented story, the "2019 Human Development Report" from UNDP says. The findings show that climate change, technology, and other factors need to be part of the equation.
Campaigns "really do not work on their own," says Kalliopi Mingeirou, head of the Ending Violence Against Women section at UN Women. Instead, more investment is needed to tackle root causes, experts said on Monday, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
After two years as the U.N secretary-general's envoy on youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake reflects on how her experience has matched her expectations — and what she thinks needs to change to keep the U.N. relevant.
New research backed by Data2X shows that big data is ready to scale and complement traditional data sources. At an event in New York on Tuesday, experts laid out ideas of what this could look like and how to transform data into action.