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.  It was the year end, December 2013.

When the world came together to agree the Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals), it did so with the commitment to ‘leave no one behind.’ This commitment means that the Goals cannot be considered successful if they do not deliver for

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.  Sandra Letio started a soap-making business with

In 2015, the 193 members of the UN General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — among them Goal Five, which aspires to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” by 2030. The ambition is inspiring, the challenge

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.  Pili Hussein is Tanzania’s

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.  For Pratima Gurung from

Securing the rights of girls and young women is increasingly recognized as one of the critical social justice issues of our time. Presidents and business leaders alike are starting to talk about the need to deal with injustices that were

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY Elisabetta Tagliati, Programme Officer at the Secretariat of Rotterdam Convention based at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE

SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls My work brings me in touch with the daily lives of women and girls living across low-income communities in Pakistan.  Parveen Baji is one such dynamic female entrepreneur I met

This past month, outrage flooded social media after a video of Alaa Chebbi, TV host of the popular Tunisian show titled, "Andi Mankolek" (Arabic: عندي ما نقلك) which translates to "I've Got Something to Tell You" had suggested his young

From Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2016 Oscar acceptance speech on climate change, to Vivienne Westwood’s Climate Revolution Charter, to Will.i.am’s partnership with Coca-Cola to promoting recycling to a younger audience, sustainability has become a global buzzword. But what does it mean? Wu

The disproportionate number of male judges in the United Kingdom is highlighted nowhere more so than in Northern Ireland. The Lord Chief Justice is a man, as are the three Lord Justices of Appeal. Out of the ten high court

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