Armenia has pulled out of the Eurovision Song Contest over new tensions with rival Azerbaijan - the hosts of this year's
Recently I outlined my support for the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, and his aim for more young people to be included in crucial discussions on major policy issues such as sustainability and our global fight against climate change.
The collapse of the Soviet Union promised hope for the people of the Europe’s eastern states. While some got rich on oil
Earlier this year the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, said young people needed to be included in national delegations to UN meetings, including next year's increasingly crucial Rio+20 conference.
As Professor RL Johnston, a leading British geographer, put it: "The environment knows no borders, but states do." A striking juxtaposition that captures the essence of the challenge facing the Caucasus.