Month: April 2016

Concerns about election in Haiti

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he is “deeply concerned” that another presidential election deadline in Haiti has passed.  The election was set for April 24 but 5.8 million voters never got the chance to go to the ballot box. This is not the first time Haiti’s presidential runoff has been delayed which means the […]

Nepal – one year later

While Australians across the nation commemorated Anzac Day, the United Nations observed a minute’s silence for the devastating earthquake in Nepal. It was just over a year ago that a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and its 7.3 magnitude aftershock killed nearly 9,000 people, injured 22,000 and left nearly 3.5 million people homeless. One year later, the […]


There are a few candidates in the running to replace Ban Ki-moon, whose tenure will finish at the end of the year. For the first time in history, member states will be able to question the applicants in what the UN describes as “a job interview in front of the whole world”. As part of […]

The Future of Greenovation

Green innovation is starting to gain momentum internationally and the progress of greening business has proved more than successful for entrepreneurs: it is now vital. While countries in Africa focus on green industrialisation, India has already revolutionised its manufacturing industry, the United States has created vertical farming and Berlin has developed affordable green housing. With kickstart businesses […]