In 2015, after the largest consultation process in the history of the United Nations, 193 nations agreed to a framework of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to vanquish poverty and create a more equitable, sustainable, eco-conscious world; each goal is

On 25 September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was approved by world leaders, responding to new development challenges and paving the way for a future without poverty. Although none of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) deal exclusively with

EDITOR’S NOTE: This piece is contributed by ReDi School of Digital Integration,  a non-profit digital school for tech-interested newcomers applying for asylum in Germany. It was PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED on medium. Amro Hendawi has nightmares about not completing his education. “I see dreams during the night

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

Oud oil comes from trees and wood of the genus Aquilaria, fifteen species of trees that are native to Southeast Asia. Trees of this genus are often referred to as Agar, Agarwood, Aloeswood or Eaglewood. Oud oil extracted from the

Could the decline of tropical corals affect food and job security? Coral reefs are beautiful, granted – but could the disappearance of the Critically Endangered Elkhorn coral endemic to the Caribbean have implications that go beyond the aesthetic? In fact,

The consequences of our decisions and actions will have greater and longer-term consequences than ever before. There are many signs that the damage to Mother Earth is now approaching irreversible tipping points, systems are already disintegrating and degenerating, overwhelming 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.  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

Mexico City and its Metropolitan Area constitute one of the largest urban areas in the world. The lack of planning in its urban development has resulted in the sustained growth of the peripheries, increasing the problem of uneven distribution of

Last fall, Rare and photojournalist Jason Houston teamed up to create a photo series documenting the lives of people from the Caringo Island fishing community in the Philippines. We wanted to introduce American audiences to the fishing boats, markets, kitchens, and

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