As the debate gathers pace about a future global development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, there is broad agreement that gender equality and women’s empowerment are crucial components.
In his official message for International Women’s Day 2014, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes that the evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all.
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.
Johan Galtung, a prodigious academic and key founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies, shares his thoughts on peaceful solutions to today’s enduring conflicts.
Peacekeeping scholar Peter Nadin examines what is required for the new UN mission in the Central African Republic to make headway in resolving the country’s violent conflict.
The world’s recent riots are rooted in common, regressive economic forces playing out across the planet, but those forces themselves are symptomatic of a deeper, protracted process of global system failure as we transition from the old industrial era of dirty fossil fuels.
To mark World Wildlife Day, we bring you the Guardian’s pick of this week’s images from the natural world — from ‘Rabbit island’ to the Hollywood cougar and early spring sightings.
In a photo essay, a UNU fellow illustrates why this reindeer and fishing-reliant indigenous community is developing a climate adaptation plan.