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Following the Benghazi hearings, and more recently with the terrorist attacks in Paris, the foreign policy of presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has come under scrutiny. However, few ask her about the one issue that most defined her legacy as US Secretary of State: her fight for women's rights abroad, and her belief that "the subjugation of women is a threat to the common security of our world and the national security of our country."
While some see women's empowerment as a soft or secondary issue in foreign policy, Clinton clearly doesn't: she's been calling attention to it since her famous Beijing UN speech in 1995, and getting more women into power was a driving goal during her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State.1
However, despite her achievements,...
The UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an unprecedented step forward.1 Unlike the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which they replace, they apply to all countries and represent universal goals and targets that articulate the need and opportunity for the global community to build a sustainable and desirable future in an increasingly interconnected world. How can we best seize this opportunity to put human and ecosystem well-being at the core of global policy?
The 17 SDGs and 169 targets represent an amazing global consensus, years in the making. However, they provide no guidance on how to achieve the goals or how they are interconnected, including their synergies and trade-offs in contributing to overall human and ecosystem well-being...