We are in the midst of an education crisis: 100 million young children will never get a chance to attend school while another 250 million go to school yet leave without ever having learned how to read, write, or use

The Right to Health is guaranteed under Article 25 of the UDHR and in other regional human rights instruments, statutes, conventions as well as in the national constitutions of many African countries. However, there seems to be a lack of

Science for Sustainable Development: An Old Relationship Reshaped The connection between science, the consolidation of peace, and the pursuit of human welfare is not new. In November 1945, the UNESCO Constitution adopted an already commonly accepted idea that cooperation in

Over 50 million children, unaccompanied and separated, are on the move: A must be priority for the international community Fifty million children around the world are on the move, fleeing from armed conflicts, violence, poverty and extreme weather. In this kind of

This March, the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference featured progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a key theme. Practitioners, experts, government officials, and development partners tackled the land sector’s complicated and herculean task of supporting governments to

Marcus Bleasdale is a photographer who has been documenting some of the world's most brutal wars over the past eighteen years. Marcus covered the wars in Sierra Leone, Liberia, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Somalia, Chad and

(Part One) This article is in two parts. Part One deals with the concept of indigenous peoples, the rights they enjoy, and the history behind the international documents that outline those rights. Part Two will discuss how colonization has affected indigenous

Armed conflicts around the world are disrupting the lives of millions of citizens and have caused the largest movement of people since World War II. During conflicts and post-conflict situations, children are the most affected by violence. Many of them lose

Around the world human rights are not effectively protected, often creating a sequence of suffering, poverty and instability in sustainable development. It is important to first understand what is meant by human rights. Simply, they are fundamental to all human

Human rights activist Lutfullo Shamsutdinov was forced to flee his native Uzbekistan after he reported on a massacre in the city of Andijan on May 14, 2005. Between 200 and 1,000 civilians died. Although the government claimed that “terrorists” were

Sex work is often seen as a social taboo, despite the fact that there are many millions of adults engaged in consensual sex work globally. There is an active conversation happening among international organizations and national government bodies about whether

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