Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a critical violation of human rights. This terrible practice is an offence to the dignity and integrity of the human being and it´s defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt

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

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

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.

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

Drones have a big role to play in the development of emerging economies. However, rampant misconceptions and misunderstandings of what these ‘birds’, ‘toys’, ‘kites’, ‘bombs’ are, and what they do, is threatening their proliferation in the developing world. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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.  I always said I needed the day

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.  I have a niece who has had

EDITOR’S NOTE:  THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY LAKSHMI PURI, UN ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL AND UN WOMEN DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. IT IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE. As one of my idols, Gloria Steinem, feminist, journalist,

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.  One of the main obstacles I’ve faced

(Part One) This article is in two parts. Part One deals with the concept of indigenous peoples, the rights they enjoy, and the history behind the international documents that outline those rights. Part Two will discuss how colonization has affected indigenous

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.  The men at the factory would stare

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