CFR Senior Fellow Isobel Coleman leads a conversation with Mary Ellen Iskenderian of Women's World Banking and Steve Hollingworth of Freedom from Hunger about how savings are blazing the next frontier in poverty eradication.
The UN General Assembly hosts a much-watched high-level debate of world leaders each year but has struggled to make its work more substantive. The seventy-third session will likely be dominated by issues including nuclear disarmament, a global migration pact, prevention of noncommunicable diseases, and reform of the UN itself.
Trump’s address to the UN highlighted his narrow-minded, transactional approach to diplomacy. He may have been speaking at the United Nations, but the emphasis was clearly on the second word—nations—rather than the ties that bind those independent countries.