Mukesh Kapila – 17 January 2023 First published 12 January 2023 on The National News Photo by AFP via The National News Should we stop funding all education in Afghanistan because the Taliban prohibited girls from school? To seek an answer was why I was in Afghanistan in 1997. This was during the first coming ofContinue reading “By halting aid over Afghanistan’s absurd gender rules, agencies let the Taliban win”
Why is there so much gloom when the world has made so much progress?
Mukesh Kapila – 30 December 2022 First published, 28 December in The National News In Munigi, Congo, displaced people wait for food & non-food items for Unicef distribution, 5 Dec, AFP Never has the world been more generous, with UN humanitarian appeals receiving $24.1 billion this year compared to $5.8 billion 10 years ago. ButContinue reading “Why is modern humanitarianism failing, even as we give more and more aid?”
The experience of tackling AIDS has profoundly changed science, society and politics. But our successes against AIDS will not mean as much if we don’t use them to also try to take on other conditions.
We have the knowledge and means to feed everyone. Why dont we?
30 November 2022 – Mukesh Kapila First published, 13 November 2022 on The National News Limiting global warming to 1.5°C is no longer possible. We must prepare to endure difficult times ahead Flood-affected people wait for food distributed by army troops in a flood-hit area of Punjab, Pakistan, on August 27. AP The 27th ConferenceContinue reading “Cop27 should lead by preparing us for an over-heated world”
We know now what went wrong and how, and who was responsible? But we don’t know why? Without answering that question and getting genuine accountability, there will be no closure for UNOPS .
My witness statement to the Canadian Parliament’s Human rights Committee in relation to the situation in Tigray, Ethiopia.
World peace may have a better chance if sanctions were de-weaponised in our time of multi-dimensional war-making.
The only UN organ that can legitimately shape the well-being of humanity has been floundering for years. Is it worth salvaging?