In an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya English, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation Kathy Calvin highlights the virtue of harnessing the power of the youth, state of women empowerment and role of the media in tackling major challenges.
Al Arabiya English: You grabbed the headlines by calling for the harnessing of the power of youth. Is enough being done in this regard?
The media does a pretty good job in a crisis and a horrible job in keeping attention and focus on a problem. I don’t think we do a good job on solutions journalism, which can do so much good to inspire people. I think there is a market for it but for some reason it is not treated that way.Kathy Calvin
Al Arabiya English: What areas have the U.N. Foundation been involved in in recent times and what have you managed to achieve?
I think the Arab world is full of innovation, progress and stories that we don’t know about. I came here with my mind open and am eager to come back and learn more.Kathy Calvin
Al Arabiya English: What about women empowerment? Are things changing on that front and what is triggering it?SHOW MORE