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Oslo Principles on Global Climate Change Obligations

It may seem that, in the absence of explicit treaties, states have no legal obligations to curb their greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, if emissions continue on their present trajectory, the harms they cause will reach catastrophic proportions, putting the human rights of billions of people in

The State of Food Insecurity Report Hides the Extent of Global Hunger

Each year, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published a State of Food Insecurity (SOFI) report. The 2015 report has just come out. In an accompanying letter, the FAO’s Coordinator for Economic and Social Development, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, summarizes its message as follows: “With the

Call for Papers for Special Issue on the Sustainable Development Goals

Symposion, a Romanian journal of philosophy and social sciences, has issued a call for papers for a special issue on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The guest editors for the volume are Yale Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs and Global Justice Program Director

GJP Annual Conference - Justice in Development at Yale November 7-9

The Yale Global Justice Program, Global Financial Integrity, and Academics Stand Against Poverty are proud to present Justice in Development. This conference will bring together academics, policy makers, and activists to discuss two critical global justice issues: illicit financial flows and

A New, Gender-sensitive Poverty Metric

Global Justice Program Director Thomas Pogge is one of several authors of the Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM), a new, gender-sensitive poverty metric. The IDM was designed to avoid gender biases built into other poverty measures and to define poverty according to the values and experiences of

Jeffrey Sachs Speaks on Future of Sustainable Development

The Global Justice Program hosted Dr. Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University for a special lecture, “Sustainable Development Goals: The Emerging Global Agenda.” Critical responses were given by Dr. Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics at Yale and President and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action

The Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) Takes the HIF One Step Further

As the global market for traditional medicine increases, several issues emerge regarding regulation and intellectual property protection. The Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a think tank with the Government of India’s Ministry of External Affairs, has released a

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