May 2023 — With the launch of the new United Nations University (UNU) global website platform, Our World has been integrated into the UNU website and will shift to become a curated collection of UNU's latest commentary, news, multimedia, and event-related content.
The Japanese Our World website will continue to publish new articles.
A study of 109 countries concluded that the highly profitable and fast-growing bottled water industry is undermining efforts to provide public water infrastructure and supply reliable drinking water for all.
In recent years there has been an important shift in research on climate-induced migration: from a tendency to focus on movements between countries to a growing interest in movements within countries, particularly to cities.
The new Loss and Damage Climate Fund should quickly establish contingency funds and long-term funding to support climate-resilient livelihoods for the most vulnerable groups.
UNU research highlights how women and men experience conflict differently and underscores the need for women’s full, equal, and meaningful participation in post-conflict transitions.
Only 15% of people in low-income countries have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and even where vaccines are available, access and uptake are impeded by gender-related barriers and inequities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed governments towards digital interventions to enhance the efficiency, resilience, and inclusivity of public services, but these efforts still need to focus on understanding citizen data and translating insights into decision-making.
As post-COVID cities build back better, tackling the corruption that impedes progress on urban issues will require a sustained ethos of care, community spirit, and selflessness that emerged during the pandemic.
A collective call for climate action will help us transition from a state of fear and anxiety and create hope to build more resilient societies, leaving no one behind, and empowering future generations to take action.
The trust and goodwill that are critical to COP27 success depend on commitments of full and timely financial support, as well as meaningful progress on loss and damage, adaptation, and long-term mitigation goals.
A multi-faceted approach to disaster risk reduction that incorporates a lens of interconnectivity is necessary for building long-term resilience of communities and ecosystems.
The exuberant renewal of life that spring brings to Kanazawa has long had socio-cultural and aesthetic importance. Kanazawa’s rise as a flourishing cultural centre was made possible by the diversity of the surrounding ecosystems that the city’s residents learned to manage in a sustainable way.