Even wealthier countries are regressing.
In large parts of the world, economic and technological progress has made people’s lives significantly better over the past few decades. From China to Africa to Latin America, large swaths of the population are healthier and more prosperous than ever.
But even as humanity has achieved so much, human rights have regressed in many countries—including some of the wealthier ones. Why is that, and what can people do about it?
Those are two of the questions that came up in FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal’s recent conversation with former United Nations Commissioner on Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. We’re featuring that conversation in the latest episode of our podcast Global Reboot.
The show is produced by Foreign Policy in partnership with the Doha Forum.
About Global Reboot: Global Reboot explores how to rebuild a world upended by disruptive international events. FP’s editor in chief Ravi Agrawal engages with world leaders and policy experts to identify solutions to our greatest challenges. Global Reboot is a FP Partner Podcast with the Doha Forum. See All Episodes
More Global Reboot episodes:
Should the United States Step Up or Back Off?
Shifting global alignments pose a quandary for U.S. foreign policy.
Is the International Monetary Fund Still Relevant?
The world’s multilateral institutions were created nearly seven decades ago. They need rethinking.
The Democracy Deficit
What accounts for the backslide, and how can it be reversed?
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