U.S unilateral sanctions have been widely criticised for their wide-reaching and detrimental effects on the people that they often claim to benefit – and no time more so than now. Studies show that they have been largely ineffective in achieving

Combined with climate change, pandemics threaten to slow down or reverse progress in gender equality, further threatening food, income, and nutrition security. COVID-19 is intensifying climate change impacts, adding extra pressure to food systems, livelihoods, and health. Women are especially affected by this added

One million species are threatened with extinction. As this hit the global media headlines reporting on the recent Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, many friends and colleagues sent me shocked messages saying, “Did you see this?” “This is

With the ongoing tragedy of the war in Syria, the refugee crisis has quite understandably dominated the conversation about immigration towards Europe. Economic migration has been playing a slightly quieter tune on its second fiddle, but we're going to be

A Discussion with Hague Institute Researcher Agnese Macaluso Sustainable Development Goal 11 aims toward making urban settlements “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” It was developed in response to the growth of urban population that has resulted in environmental degradation, shortage of

Twenty-two years after the end of the apartheid government, South Africa has come has come a long way. A far higher proportion of the population has access to clean water and electricity, school attendance has greatly increased, and GDP reached an

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