We have entered another era of milestone moments for women’s rights - triggered in large part by the #MeToo movement exposing further and wider the sexual harassment and assault that activists have for long been highlighting worldwide. And this has

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

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an ambitious set of seventeen global goals and 169 targets to progress toward a sustainable future, has been heralded as more inclusive and comprehensive than the Millennium Development Goals before it, in part for

Updated 8 March 2018 Book Review “Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable” by Jeffrey D. Sachs (Author), Bernie Sanders (Foreword) Columbia University Press, February 7, 2017 When Professor Sachs, one of the world’s most influential economists, wrote the book

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY, SAFEENA HUSAIN. THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS). SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE. Achieving SDG4 of Inclusive & Quality Education: Community, Data and Collaboration Photo Credit:  Educate

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY, DR MARGARET CHAN, DIRECTOR-GENERAL, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE.  The world has changed dramatically since the start

HOW THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME USES INNOVATION TO FIGHT HUNGER My first introduction to the United Nations and organizations such as the World Food Programme came in secondary school as a delegate for Libya at The Hague International Model United Nations.

A Pivotal Goal for a New Consciousness Editor's Note: This is the second piece in a series in collaboration with the SDSN-Y exploring the Sustainable Development Goals. See the first piece here.   If there is one goal that characterizes the shift in

From the Addis Ababa Third International Conference on Financing for Development to the UN General Assembly in New York, the post 2015 Sustainable Development goals take the form of: a road paved with good intentions for the poor and hungry.  In

READ International, is a multi-award winning charity. They run a very special educational program in Tanzania, aimed at children and adults as well. They provide them with textbooks, dictionaries, fiction books and many other important services. We got to speak with it

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