and Natalia Kanem and Mabel van Oranje –
The toll that child marriage takes on girls is well documented. Researchers demonstrate that the economic impact of this, while less discussed, can also be staggering.
and Federica Maurizio –
Gaps in coverage for sexual and reproductive health services for girls and women may be hurting broader development objectives, say experts from the United Nations Population Fund. Here's why governments in Asia Pacific need to make these issues a priority in health coverage.
The garment industry has powered Bangladesh's economy and put more people to work than any other sector, especially women, in the last 40 years. But it has taken a heavy toll on women's mental and physical welfare.
Cloud-based traceability databases and Blockchain-based distributed ledgers now enable supply chain managers to track the path the cobalt travels, to check for any potential material smuggling, child labour, and other high-risk activities.
Former UN Framework Convention on Climate Change executive secretary Christiana Figueres calls on women and girls across the world to channel the energy behind the #MeToo movement to bolster the global fight against climate change.
Ping Manongdo –
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created to end poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction and to chart a new path towards sustainability. For businesses, it comes with a promise of long-term profitability, too.
On International Happiness Day, meet three young people who are helping to make the world more peaceful, equitable, healthy, and happy -- and how they were honoured by the United Nations with help from their little "blue" friends.