The UN has begun its selection process to pick the next secretary-general. The winner will need feminine skills of leadership to help the global body reform itself and restore its peacemaking possibilities.
Even as it rises in many countries, income inequality has fallen worldwide, a result of pro-poor trends in places from Africa to China. A better focus on growth, innovation, and greater opportunities can help countries close the income gap.
Despite recent sectarian violence and harsh rule, the Central African Republic renews its democracy – and hope – with a newly elected president. It is a model for a continent drifting toward autocracy.