Amy Lieberman is the U.N. 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.
Governments agreed to recommit and upgrade the U.N. during the General Assembly this week. Despite a jump in public demand for international cooperation, the pandemic and rising nationalism are two challenges to progress, experts say.
Misinformation and funding shortages are two big roadblocks that public health officials will need to overcome to ensure a COVID-19 vaccine reaches all people, experts said during a high-level UNGA event this week.
More investments and public-private partnerships are urgently needed to reach the millions of schoolchildren without access to remote learning during the pandemic, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore told Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar.
COVID-19's impacts on worsening food insecurity and poverty are set to intensify without global action and sufficient funding to match the United Nations' humanitarian response, U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock tells Devex.
Lagging official data makes it challenging to have an up-to-date picture of the pandemic's impact on the SDGs. But it is clear that the goals require renewed support and financing, experts explain ahead of the U.N. General Assembly.
Localization, remote work, and pandemic-focused preparedness are all new facets of emergency response, according to humanitarian organizations. But these will not change the core of what they do, experts say.
Without major changes by the world's biggest polluters, global temperatures are set to rise 3 to 5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial level within the century, according to the World Meteorological Organization's latest findings.
For every 100 men aged 25 to 34 living in extreme poverty in 2021, there will be 118 women living on $1.90 or less per day, according to a new U.N. report. The findings offer one of the first insights into the pandemic's gendered — and long-term — impacts.