Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most prevalent human rights violations, taking place every day, many times over, in every corner of the globe. It has serious short- and long-term physical, economic and psychological consequences on

Public funding alone is not enough to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Meeting these ambitious objectives – from ending poverty and hunger to building a more equitable, healthier and greener world – calls for a combination of

My Discussion With Co-Authors of the Impakter Essay — 'Creating a New Social Contract for a Healthy, Just and Sustainable World' Introduction by Shannon O’Shea, co-author of the essay  A few months ago, my colleague Callie King-Guffey and I had the pleasure

The Case of the North Atlantic Right Whale For thousands of years, the North Atlantic right whale has inhabited waters spanning from birthing grounds off the coasts of Florida and Georgia to feeding grounds in New England and Canada, areas heavy

The first-ever UN Summit on Biodiversity took place virtually on Wednesday, Sept. 30, with a record number of nearly 150 countries attending. World leaders, including 72 Heads of State and Government, and prominent conservation figures alike all voiced recognition of

These days every hour we are inundated by data and information so much so the World Health Organization (WHO) coined a word for it “infodemic.” It is defined as “an overabundance of information - some accurate and some not -

From the mighty tiger to the humble worker bee, the huge variety of life on Earth contributes to our lives and well-being in more ways than we think. From providing us with food, clean water and air, to supporting our

Ever since New York shut down in March, I have been feeling as if I am living in a Sci-Fi movie. Daily news reports with COVID-related tragedies and havoc around the world. People in plastic suits with face shields and

It comes as no surprise that the concept of "development" is looked upon with such favor as well as fervor by a society so hyper-focused on driving the engines of economic growth. As if through achieving this "state of advancement

FAO Investment Centre Director Mohamed Manssouri speaks about the impacts of COVID-19 on investment in agriculture and smallholder farmers, illustrating what his organization is currently implementing to offset these impacts. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented disruption to our agriculture and

It has been more than eight months since the novel coronavirus was confirmed in China and more than five months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic. Because of the fallout from the pandemic by the end

The continent of Africa is emerging on the international stage as a diverse center of growth, home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies, and with an increasingly youthful population. As COVID-19 threatens to derail this considerable progress, it’s time

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