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Global governance

In world affairs, “person of colour” is a misleading term

The focus on racialised ideas of identities helps to hide problematic power dynamics in international relations

Urban housing

“A story of abandonment”

A devastating fire killed 77 of the poorest residents of Johannesburg, fuelling discussions about urban housing conditions in South Africa. In this interview, human-rights expert Nomzamo Zondo talks about the political and social context of the catastroph

Climate negotiations

Once again, climate-summit results are “too little, too late”

Three decades after UNCCC was adopted, it is clear that it did not deliver what it was supposed to deliver

Our View

Close funding gaps

The World Bank’s reform agenda is an urgent matter. To rise to global challenges, however, more money is needed too

G20

Social presidency in difficult times

Brazil is taking over the G20 presidency. President Lula da Silva is hoping to strengthen Brazil’s international role after the Bolsonaro years, though he faces a major diplomatic challenge

Global Governance

Why “global south” is not a useful term

Some powerful nations – especially China – do not fit into the dichotomy of a global north and south

Waste exports

The rich countries practice waste colonialism

Industrialised countries are disposing of large volumes of their waste in poorer countries. The consequences are disastrous

Sovereign debt

Why Pakistan’s economy is in deep crisis

Climate change and other global developments are severely exacerbating Pakistan’s home-made problems

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Political jargon

Why “global south” is not a useful term

Some powerful nations – especially China – do not fit into the dichotomy of a global north and south

Global affairs

How western diplomats should approach India

India is an indispensable giant, but human rights and democratic principles matter too

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Sustainability

The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.