At the just-ended World Parks Congress, UNU’s Robert Blasiak was struck by the story of how, with the melting of permafrost, archaeologists and the people of Greenland are faced with an impossible challenge — prioritizing what artefacts to save when every item is beyond valuation.
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 new UN assessment says we need to see emissions peaking within the next ten years, a halving of all greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century; and in the second half of the century, carbon neutrality followed by net zero total greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
UNU Senior Policy Adviser John de Boer discusses the need for comprehensive assessment of development gaps and sound measurements of success if we are to establish realistic and effective Sustainable Development Goals.
UNU researcher Olivia Caeymaex presents an analysis of why the international community needs a tougher, more coordinated response to militant groups who abuse women and girls.
In the last decade, concern has grown over the impact of high-income concentration on economic development and wellbeing. A recent UNU-WIDER co-hosted policy seminar examined how to bring equity back into the global development agenda.
Sixty years ago, the world agreed to protect stateless people, but around 10 million people are currently denied a nationality. This revealing photo essay illustrates why a new campaign aims to end the devastating legal limbo of statelessness.
As some recovered towns in Spain show, small communities of committed people can turn abandonment into vitality, ruins into homes and inactivity into shared wealth.
Urban planners can help heal the emotional disconnect between city dwellers and their surroundings, which would aid cities in attaining sustainability goals, say experts.