Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, 243 million women and girls globally were abused by their intimate partners in the past year. Since the pandemic, with lockdowns measures, countries around the world have seen an alarming rise in reporting on

UNDP, École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (the EPFL), Orange, and SAP have selected the top 13% most innovative and investment-ready ventures that are transforming access to health, energy, and waste management in developing countries. For the second year in a row,

As old jobs become obsolete and new jobs are invented, it is crucial to push the development of green skills to make future economies sustainable.   The ongoing pandemic has brought new challenges to many facets of human life, drastically changing how

The COVID-19 pandemic will intensify the impacts of ongoing conflict and ecological threats in Yemen. Yemen is considered an ecological hotspot, facing high exposure to all three resource depletion indicators measured in the Ecological Threat Register (ETR) – water stress, food

“How we make and use products and how we produce food generates almost half of the emissions in our current economic system because the production of goods and infrastructure generates emissions all along value chains,” said Mayor Minna Arve of Turku,

One of the toughest parts of fulfilling the Paris Agreement goals is understanding the path to success. What does it take to muster the political will and support to make an ambitious commitment? How can all levels of government move

It all began with a Trump rant against China as he found himself under pressure for having misjudged the severity of the virus threat and mismanaged the U.S. response. In a typical kneejerk reaction, Trump looked for a scapegoat and

COVID-19, deadly as it is for all of us, has multifaceted security dimensions and grave implications for those caught in the midst of conflicts, postconflict or humanitarian crises. In particular, the pandemic may disrupt humanitarian aid flows, limit peace operations,

This has been a tumultuous period for the World Health Organization (WHO). The first four months of 2020 have been perhaps the most difficult, disruptive period in its over 70 years of existence. It is fair to wonder where it

Since 2015, when the world signed onto the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations has been invested in a supportive role in achieving the SDGs by 2030. It does this by (1) collecting data,

Updated 20 April 2020. Trump's war on the World Health Organization has just taken a new twist. News has emerged that the Trump administration received full information in real-time from Americans working at WHO, undercutting Trump's accusations that the WHO

UN Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028): How can the Decade benefit from the policy guidance produced by the Committee on World Food Security? The answer to that question matters: The UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF) launched in May 2019 will

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