Today is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development — a day for renewed commitment to ensuring that our differences enrich and strengthen us, instead of dividing us.
Recent crop shortages in Japan are reminders that climate change is uncharted territory which requires an integrated approach that safeguards landscapes, culture, biodiversity and traditional practices to create living libraries of resilience.
In the heart of Shanghai, where modernization and urban renewal mix with traditional everyday practices, equal access to toilets could depend on coexistence of alternative sanitation systems.
Nobel laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz discusses the past and future challenges to development and welcomes the SDGs as they embrace a wider meaning of development than simply growth of Gross Domestic Product.
Nobel laureate Professor Amartya Sen emphasizes the importance of democracy and human rights for the sustainable development goals, and talks about why progress is not always quantifiable.
New expert recommendations in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration report could be crucial to ensure the autonomy and independence of women migrant workers across the world.
In a climate of soaring Islamophobia, Muslim women living in Western countries face perhaps the greatest challenges due to multiple layers of discrimination rooted in religion, appearance, gender equality and migration.
A Stockholm Environment Institute researcher argues that women’s access to energy should be at the forefront in formulating the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.
A collaborative toolkit helps local communities engage in adaptive management of the landscapes and seascapes in which they live, and increase their capacity to respond to socioeconomic, and environmental pressures and shocks.
UNICEF’s flagship report — with a theme this year of “Reimagine the future: Innovation for every child” — comes as the world marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the UN General Assembly.
A mix of traditional practice, reused materials and government support is boosting urban agriculture in Jordan to improve food security for low-income communities.
An interview with a migrant woman in urban Bangladesh provides a glimpse of the losses and challenges people face due to climatic stress, and demonstrates why non-economic loss and damage is an important part of the climate change agenda.
UNU research in Kiribati, Tuvalu and Nauru highlights the intersection of climate change and migration in Pacific Island states and the importance of gendered perspectives when developing related policies.
In a photo essay, a UNU fellow illustrates why this reindeer and fishing-reliant indigenous community is developing a climate adaptation plan.
Habitat III is an opportunity to pave the way for culturally and contextually sensitive solutions to the challenges of rapid urbanisation in small island developing states.
Building “resilience” is a common development goal, but the concept’s varied interpretation presents many challenges when moving from notion to political discourse and sound policy.
An emerging rural-urban disparity in carbon emissions demonstrates how equal access to resources should form the bedrock of future urbanisation and climate governance.