The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has earned over the years persistent bad press for its work to assist in a highly controversial area, family planning. Maligned and misunderstood, its activities have been summarily equated to the promotion of birth

From the 26-28th of June representatives of over 100 countries and regions met in Rome for three days of talks. The pre-Summit would serve as a prelude to the main UN Food Systems Summit taking place in September.  This event is

2021 is the year of food. After the pandemic exposed how vulnerable food systems are, two global summits are placing food front and center: the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) in September in New York, USA (with the Pre-Summit gathering

“It doesn’t matter if global or national leaders talk love or make war, it is people who starve.”  paraphrased from an African proverb about elephants trampling the grass when they fight. With only half of 2021 behind us, we have already experienced

This article is part of an editorial collaboration with Heifer International. It was first published on the Heifer International blog. Nothing can stop Leah Amongi, not even a global pandemic. Amongi is a 28-year-old single mother who lives and works in Uganda’s Dokolo

The annual Future Policy Award, also known as “the Oscar for Best Policies,” aims to promote policies on a worldwide scale and heighten the speed of policy action. It is the “first and only award that recognizes policies for the

The City of Malmö is one of Sweden’s biggest public purchasers. Through smart procurement, the city has been able to contribute to sustainable development and support circular thinking. Here are three examples: Raising the Bar for Sustainable IT Products The City of

The Government of Greenland has decided to cease issuing new licenses for any future oil and gas explorations. The decision to halt oil exploration is also the story of a population that puts the environment first. Pele Broberg, Minister for Business, Trade, Foreign

Since early 2020, the world’s attention has been on the global coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic continues to put massive stress on existing health systems, exposing their fault lines. As nations think about how to make health systems more resilient to

This article is part of an editorial collaboration with Heifer International. It was first published on the Heifer International blog.  Healthy soil is the foundation to rebuilding the food system in the United States according to Rodale Institute’s Jeff Tkach. “Soil health is

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, FAO Investment Centre has increased support to investment and policies, working in 120 countries across the world. Despite an unprecedented and challenging year marked by the global impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FAO Investment Centre’s work

On the 17th of June, the first-ever Circular Textiles Business Matchmaking Showroom took place in a hybrid format, both online and at Expo Tel-Aviv. Organized by Re-Fresh Global in partnership with Circular Berlin, the event was the first of its

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