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Negotiating the unnegotiable: climate diplomacy and climate action
Philosopher William James once said ‘whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is...
Three insights on multidimensional poverty from the UN General Assembly
While most media attention at the United Nations General Assembly was focusing on President’s Trump’s first appearance at the UN, little attention was devoted to central themes, such as the fight against...
Examining the UN's new General Comment on the rights of adolescents
Today, the UN’s Committee on the Rights of the Child published a new General Comment on implementation of the rights of the child during adolescence at an event in Geneva.
Will climate negotiations overcome the curse of unfulfilled expectations at COP21?
International negotiations are fundamentally nested games of expectations management. If the objectives are set too high and negotiations then fail to deliver, it would be quite difficult for the relevant...