Philanthropic giving is a powerful force. Nonprofit organizations are critical change agents in a world where a broad range of issues, from poverty to pollution, call out for positive change. Many nonprofits (also called non-governmental organizations or NGO’s) have diverse

We have reached a milestone with SDG 16, which aims to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. Two years have passed since

(Part Two) Part One of this article provided an explanation of who indigenous peoples are, why they are considered a special legal category, and what rights they have as outlined in international law. In this piece, I explore how colonization has affected

Education is a patient investment, and we live in an impatient world. -Former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard Along with other NGOs and civil society organizations, Soroptimist International (SI) participated in the consultative processes that led to the creation of the

Drones have a big role to play in the development of emerging economies. However, rampant misconceptions and misunderstandings of what these ‘birds’, ‘toys’, ‘kites’, ‘bombs’ are, and what they do, is threatening their proliferation in the developing world. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

In June of this year the former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres led a number of scientists to a call for deeper and faster action on climate change.  The message she is sending is clear: if we want to avoid

EDITOR’S NOTE:  THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY UN WOMEN AS PART OF THE SERIES “FROM WHERE I STAND”, WHICH CAPTURES PEOPLES STORIES AND THEIR DAILY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. SEE THE FULL SERIES HERE.  I have a niece who has had

His teachers said he was lazy and didn’t pay attention. His clothes were falling apart and never clean, he didn’t socialise with the other children. A positive future for Brian was hard to see. It turns out it was hard

EDITOR’S NOTE:  THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY LAKSHMI PURI, UN ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL AND UN WOMEN DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. IT IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE. As one of my idols, Gloria Steinem, feminist, journalist,

Discussions about extreme poverty rarely begin with good news, so let’s start with the fact that history provides a reason to believe that achieving the first Sustainable Development Goal – end poverty in all of its forms everywhere – is

A Universal Approach: Why the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Must Not be Done in Isolation In 2013, a distinguished panel of prime ministers, leaders from civil society, private sector and government from across the globe provided a landmark

Emmanuel Macron, the new French President, has pledged 15 billion euros to improve access to continuing professional development in France. His ambitious project aims to give access to professional training for all, in particular to one million young people without

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