Hilal Elver and Melissa Shapiro –
The story of our food is much more than a combination of nutritional values, costs, and tastes; it is also a tale of globalization, poverty, and exploitation. If we consider how little has been done to protect the world’s agricultural workforce, what we eat should make us feel sick.
Gulrez Shah Azhar –
A hotter world will make it even more difficult for India's poorest to break out of the poverty cycle, writes RAND Corporation's Gulrez Shah Azhar. What are some solutions that can change this?
Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and other global agreements, governments around the world have committed to tackling the epidemics of tuberculosis and noncommunicable diseases by 2030. But unless governments increase their investments in national health systems, those goals will not be met.
People power has brought down dictators and secured civil rights for the marginalised. Former UNFCCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres and 350.org executive director May Boeve believe that the people are now rising up to demand climate leadership.
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.