The Age of Sustainable Development

NEW YORK – Russia’s actions in Ukraine constitute a serious and dangerous violation of international law. In 1994, Ukraine agreed to give up the nuclear weapons it had inherited from the Soviet Union, in return for a solemn commitment by the United States, the United Kingdom, and Russia to protect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. [...]

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Bryan

I have studied World War 1, and wondered to myself if this is how it felt to the people of the time, great powers posturing for position while knowing all along that it would lead to disaster?

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NEW YORK – The dangers of the crisis in Ukraine cannot be exaggerated. Russian President Vladimir Putin is overtly and covertly inciting separatism in eastern Ukraine, and has declared Russia’s unilateral right to intervene there, in complete contravention of international law. Russia’s provocative policies are putting it on a collision course with the West. Putin [...]

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World Bank Event

Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group

Jeffrey D. Sachs
Dir Earth Institute & Columbia U. Prof. Special Advisor to the UNSG Dir., Millennium Villages Project

Kaushik Basu
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group

Annie Lowrey
New York Times Reporter (Moderator)

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April 2nd, 2014

Sustainable Development

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