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Goal difference

The 17 new Sustainable Development Goals were agreed at a UN summit in September, giving countries a challenging list of targets to meet by 2030
Goal difference

Interview: Bethuel Pakalitha Mosisili

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Bethuel Pakalitha Mosisili has spent more than 13 years leading his country. He was returned to power in March this year after a three year stint in opposition that followed three terms as Prime Minister. Mosisili, 70, left the Lesotho Congress for Democracy in 2012 to form the Democratic Congress
Interview: Bethuel Pakalitha Mosisili

COP21: combating global warming

In November, France will be hosting the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), otherwise known as Paris 2015 or COP21. The conference will run from 30 November to 11 December.
COP21: combating global warming

Baroness Scotland of Asthal elected Commonwealth Secretary-General

The November Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta saw delegates voting on the next Secretary-General, from which Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal emerged victorious. She will be the first woman to hold the post
Baroness Scotland of Asthal elected Commonwealth Secretary-General

Interview: SG Kamalesh Sharma

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma retires at the start of next year, having completed two terms in office. Speaking to Global, he reflects on the last eight years and considers the Commonwealth’s future
Interview: SG Kamalesh Sharma
FEATURES
Gender agenda

Gender agenda

DR JOSEPHINE OJIAMBO
The Commonwealth is a leader in initiatives aimed at achieving gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment...
CHOGM: putting reform on the agenda

CHOGM: putting reform on the agenda

VIJAY KRISHNARAYAN
Civil society needs more opportunities to engage with foreign ministers during CHOGM if the Commonwealth...
What Europe can learn from India

What Europe can learn from India

AMIT S. MUKHERJEE
Commentators often point to the USA as a model for Europe. They should be looking...
INTERVIEWS
‘Coalition politics have afforded a unique opportunity’

‘Coalition politics have afforded a unique opportunity’

Prime Minister Bethuel Pakalitha Mosisili answers Global’s questions on Lesotho’s politics, the country’s economic growth...
‘There is no international organisation like the Commonwealth’

‘There is no international organisation like the Commonwealth’

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma retires at the start of next year, having completed two terms...
‘Global mass surveillance should be discontinued immediately’

‘Global mass surveillance should be discontinued immediately’

JULIAN ASSANGE
Julian Assange, co-founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, answers Global‘s questions about government surveillance, his...
AROUND THE WORLD
Ups and downs of a mountain economy

Ups and downs of a mountain economy

AMBER TRIPT
Despite having a flourishing diamond mining industry, many of Lesotho’s citizens live in poverty in...
Dreaming and droving: the Canning Stock Route

Dreaming and droving: the Canning Stock Route

KATIE SILVESTER
When the centenary of the opening of an iconic droving route through Western Australia’s desert...
Clans, ceremonies  and kava

Clans, ceremonies and kava

KATIE SILVESTER
Fiji’s most celebrated drink is a mouth-numbing root-based preparation that is drunk ceremonially to welcome...
REGULARS
UN’s new goals: realistic or idealistic?

UN’s new goals: realistic or idealistic?

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), have now...
Election Watch

Election Watch

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s presidential elections were held in January – two years ahead of...
Undressing the garment industry

Undressing the garment industry

KATE BYSTROVA
The Song of the Shirt: The High Price of Cheap Garments, from Blackburn to Bangladesh...
Amnesty International