A new open-access book provides a comprehensive assessment of growth and poverty on the African sub-continent, demonstrating that agricultural productivity is a powerful lever for achieving poverty reduction.
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.
As citizens flee growing violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, it is critical for Mexico to improve programmes and policies that protect Northern Triangle migrants, particularly migrant women who are more at risk of abuse, kidnapping and violence.
As Mexico puts into place new policies to address increased migration from the Northern Triangle, it is vital that policymakers take into account the rights and needs of migrant women traveling to and working in Mexico.
EU institutions must strengthen partnerships with civil society actors in order to live up to their humanitarian responsibility and commitment to shaping open societies that give all migrants and refugees opportunities and lives of dignity.
In honour of International Migrants Day on 18 December, the UNU Migration Network released a very compelling statement calling attention to some of the most important migration concerns that need addressing with future policies.
More Rohingya women and girls have taking dangerous boat journeys to flee from intensified mass violence and increased risk of sexual violence targeting Muslim communities in Myanmar. If they don’t end up tricked by human traffickers, facing forced marriages or being sold into prostitution, they nonetheless struggle to survive in diaspora communities.
UNU researchers discuss two global conservation initiatives that have sprung from differing backgrounds of agriculture and biodiversity to promote and better understand the importance of harmonious human-nature relationships.
Japan’s experiences with disaster preparedness and recovery demonstrate that effective land use planning requires a blend of new scientific information, historical data and traditional knowledge, particularly in risk analysis, disaster management and reconstruction.
In a time of refugee crises and Islamist terror, Kenya, like many countries, faces the challenge of balancing national security interests and humanitarian obligations. Somalis in Kenya know that this often means a life between discrimination, food aid, and threat of expulsion.
To mark the fifth anniversary of Japan’s 2011 triple disaster, the Guardian interviewed six people whose courage and determination demonstrate and inspire the Tohoku region’s recovery.
The recently adopted Sendai Framework, while falling short of expectations on many fronts, took some important steps towards integrating lessons from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Experiences from Fukushima show that providing channels for public participation and dialogue is a crucial first step towards ensuring a sustainable recovery for communities impacted by complex disasters.
Knowing how key resilience is following a disaster, small-scale fishers of Japan’s Tohoku region offer support to Chile’s artisanal fishers impacted by a recent tsunami.
Documentary filmmaker Kaori Brand reflects on the experience of producing this 30-minute video on the recovery efforts of the fishing communities hit by the March 2011 tsunami.
The Ministry of the Environment of Japan and UNU collaborate to produce a video documentary about the decontamination efforts in areas affected by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident.
The resilience demonstrated by communities in Japan’s Tohoku region may be one of the best modern-day lessons on what the rest of the world can do to prepare for disasters and the consequences of climate change.
Author Charles Eisenstein argues that even the most modest challenges to debt legitimacy have revolutionary implications if they help to prompt a common recognition that money is a sociopolitical construct and not an immutable feature of reality to which we can but adapt.
Eighteen years after attending the Kyoto Protocol negotiations, Brendan Barrett took part in last weekend’s People’s Climate March. Here he reflects on what’s ahead as regular people are foisted to the front lines of what author Jeremy Leggett calls “The Carbon Wars”.
UNU research examining the experiences of foreign African women in South Africa in relation to South Africans challenges assumptions and beliefs centred on the notion of unity based on gender, racial, religious or continental categories.
Over four million refugees have fled Syria since 2011, leaving around one million children out of school. To confront this crisis, partners from the UN, international agencies, donors, governments and NGOs are working on education options to prevent the escalation of a ‘lost generation’.
The global 16 Days of Activism campaign links International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to Human Rights Day. The team at the UNU Institute for Globalization, Culture and Mobility participated by highlighting essential issues including the importance of language, women with disabilities, migrant women and refugees, and art as activism.
The first findings from a major study on public perceptions of the benefits provided by the ocean suggest that there may already be considerable common ground on which to build and promote sustainable marine management issues.