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How Pakistan wasted Guterres and Geneva

Yesterday, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, along with the United Nations, co-hosted a conference on the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the country’s flood affected areas. The superfloods of 2022 were…

Secretary General Guterres

Secretary General Guterres

Mr António Guterres is the perfect pick for the “most impossible job in the world”. I had the pleasure of meeting him when I headed UNAMI in Baghdad and was…

Global economic outlook 2024

By unlocking big, bold investments, we can drive sustainable development and climate action and put the global economy on a stronger growth path for all. We must build on the…

Climate action and global security

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres recently warned: “Present trends are racing our planet down a dead-end three-degree temperature rise”. He is right. Unless we act decisively – beginning at the…

Taking responsibility

The Loss and Damage Fund was set up last year at COP27. The fund aims to provide financial support to developing countries to recover from climate-led disasters. At COP27, the…

The Palestinian Holocaust

Leading global powers – aka Israel’s sponsors: the US, UK, EU, Canada – who are also the self-proclaimed champions of universal values and who Netanyahu described as “forces of civilisation”,…

The BRF vision

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Conceived initially as One Belt One Road, its subsequent expansion across diverse regions led to its rebranding…