Editor's Note: This is the second part of an interview on the recently published SDG Fund report. The first part may be found here.   The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has introduced a number of fundamental changes in the approach to

Editor's Note: This is the first part of an interview discussing the newest Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund) report. The second part will be published today at 13.00h GMT. In September 2016, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted at the

“Drain the swamp!” It was Donald Trump’s campaign metaphor for purging everything bad in Washington DC. But he got his metaphor all wrong. Swamps are good. And, while Trump may not believe much in climate change, the UN climate conference

International Plant Protection Convention’s work for Food Security Today, new plant pests are putting in danger crops around the world, posing a greater threat to food security than ever before. To make matters worse, increasing global trade and changing climate are creating favourable conditions

It all started in the tiny village of Bermudian Landing, Belize District when a group of women decided to step out of their shells to face the challenges that were affecting their families, communities, and society. Women whose parents could

EDITOR's Note: The original version of this article was published in UN Chronicle and may be found here.  I was woken in the middle of the night by a thud on the hull of our boat. We rushed up on deck

Today’s release of the 2017 Global Terrorism Index highlights welcome news for Nigeria. The sub-Sahara African nation has been beleaguered by the activity of Boko Haram. The group, which has been active since 2002, became infamous globally following the abduction

This is a story about eight ethnic groups and 300 elephants in a remote and lawless region of West Africa. It’s a story about what happens to 8 million acres of habitat when local people can work together to assert

If you watch 'Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things' on Netflix you will hear them talk about fast fashion and how there used to be four seasons for fashion trends, spring, summer, autumn and winter, but now, if you really break it

Our ordinary lives rely on reliable and affordable energy services to run easily and grow fairly. Energy systems underpin all sectors: from businesses, medicine and education to agriculture, infrastructure, communications and technology. A lack of access to energy supplies not only

No matter where we live in, gender equality is a fundamental human right and a key element to advance in all areas of our societies. But inequalities faced by girls and women persist everywhere and cause global progress to stagnate. This

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