It is difficult enough for a society to emerge from poverty. But it is significantly more difficult when specific individuals and groups, often already among the poorest and most marginalized in society, have in the recent past been specifically targeted

SDG16 AND THE GLOBAL EFFORT TO PREVENT VIOLENT EXTREMISM: BRIDGING THE DEVELOPMENT AND SECURITY DIVIDE Violent extremism – here defined as support for, or perpetration of acts of, violence with the purpose of advancing a socio-political agenda – has emerged as

Editor's Note: This is the introduction to the SDG 16 Progress Report by the Institute of Economics and Peace. The full report may be found here.   Sustainable Development Goal 16 is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies 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.  Inequality is at the root of the

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.

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

Editor’s Note: This is the eighth piece in a series exploring the Sustainable Development Goals. See the introduction to the series here. Why is it that some countries enjoy sustained levels of peace and prosperity while others remain trapped in cycles of war

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