My first encounter with future came some thirteen years ago, when my mother and I packed our bags and left India to join my father in Oman, where he had been working for some months as a doctor. Recently recovered

I have frequently emphasized that “without women, the Global Goals won’t see the light of day”. Considering that the challenges of international development disproportionately affect women and girls, their voices are integral to making a sustainable and results-driven impact. Yet

The Sustainable Development Goals are a vision of what we, as a collective humanity, must aim for in the next 13 years. They are encompassing and holistic – even the first sentence of the Preamble mentions the SDG Agenda as

How exposing the largest natural resource heists in modern history promotes the Sustainable Development Goals The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognise the complexity and inter-connectedness of global development and how factors limiting development are likewise intertwined and mutually reinforcing. Unlike its

Philanthropic giving is a powerful force. Nonprofit organizations are critical change agents in a world where a broad range of issues, from poverty to pollution, call out for positive change. Many nonprofits (also called non-governmental organizations or NGO’s) have diverse

We have reached a milestone with SDG 16, which aims to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. Two years have passed since

Ending world hunger is a complicated goal. The conditions to reach it appear in the fully-worded United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 2: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.” Ending hunger means not only achieving

On a recent visit to Iraq, I saw a tale of two countries: one of progress, and one of destruction. Deeper within those stories are lessons on how to deal with global insecurity, terrorism, and an unprecedented global refugee crisis.

Editor's Note: A special acknowledgment goes to Jane Madgwick, CEO of Wetlands International , one of the authors of the report referenced below: Water Shocks: Wetlands and Human Migration in the Sahel. Agreed upon in a flurry of optimism in 2015, the

April 2017 marked one year since the UN Security Council passed Resolution 2282 (2016) and General Assembly resolution 70/262. These parallel resolutions holistically recognize that development, peace and security, and human rights are interlinked and mutually reinforcing. They demonstrate an

Education is a patient investment, and we live in an impatient world. -Former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard Along with other NGOs and civil society organizations, Soroptimist International (SI) participated in the consultative processes that led to the creation of the

Some Sustainable Development Goals were perfect fits, obvious roll-ons from the Millennium Development Goals. Strangely from some perspectives, Goal 16 on ‘peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence’ was more hotly debated and less popular,

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