Why Age Structure Matters To A Safer, More Equitable World

July 17, 2007 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Tod Preston of Population Action International for this article.

“In an increasingly interconnected world, progress in the areas of development, security and human rights must go hand in hand. There will be no development without security and no security without development.”

These words, contained in a comprehensive 2005 report by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, underscore the reality that the threats to the well-being and security of our world—from HIV/AIDS and terrorism to climate change and poverty—require a bold mix of interventions and partnerships that combine elements of both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ power.

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