The pandemic threatens to undo recent gains in access to learning, damage the long-term prospects of millions, and push the goal of equitable, quality education for all beyond reach. Governments must urgently prioritise education as part of their pandemic response, with a focus on protecting marginalised groups
The pandemic has revealed deep disparities in people’s access to healthcare, education and job security. Global responses must reduce, not exacerbate, problems of access
In developing the Responsible Gold Mining Principles, the World Gold Council has set out an overarching ESG framework for the gold mining sector which underpins sustained social and economic development
The UN projects 265 million people face severe food insecurity due to COVID-19. Through Action Africa, 250,000 farmers can now provide food for one million people in East Africa, while millions more are connecting to ongoing advice through Yara’s groundbreaking new digital platform
None of us will be safe from coronavirus until all people – not just those in rich countries – can access safe and effective vaccines. As with the work needed to achieve the SDGs, tackling COVID-19 demands nothing less than an urgent and genuinely multilateral effort involving all nations
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some world leaders have further instrumentalised the supposed tensions between advancing national interests and protecting global goods. We must find new ways of cooperating that encourage countries to pursue both
How can trade help the global economy recover sustainably from the pandemic?
Our post-pandemic world must be built on sustainable foundations, not compromised by excessive haste to ‘return to normal’
If countries were struggling to finance the necessary transformations to achieve the SDGs, COVID-19 has only made the situation worse. How can the international community encourage safer borrowing mechanisms, with a greater role for private credit, to bridge the shortfall?
Sustainability is in Liechtenstein’s DNA, and is critical to the success of its world-renowned financial centre – both today and for generations to come
The first decade of human rights to water and sanitation has brought good progress to the sector. At the same time, the pandemic underlines the need for clean water and sanitation for human well-being – and where that need is still not being met. We must do more to ensure the human rights to water and sanitation translate into leaving no one behind
Origin Green is improving sustainability across all dimensions of Ireland’s food supply chain
The Global Goals are the key to addressing the challenges we face, from climate change to rising nationalist sentiment
A more integrated, holistic approach to sustainable development must be the focus for the UN in 2019
Can the current global system deliver the Global Goals?
Transformation is the only response to populism. The SDGs are the roadmap
Where action by national governments on SDG implementation is lacking, can others fill the void?
FCA welcomes and supports the SDGs in their ambition to achieve a more sustainable world. By focusing on our environmental, social and governance commitments, we continue to search for new and creative ways to contribute to advancing the SDGs on both the global and local levels
Funding the SDGs exceeds the capacity of public funds – mobilising private wealth will be critical
The initiative between Climate Action 100+ and Royal Dutch Shell has demonstrated the potential power of investors. All asset owners committed to responsible investing must exercise shareholder power in support of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs
There are challenges and opportunities in the global health and wellbeing sector
Is current patent law incompatible with promoting wellbeing for all?
How can we adapt apprenticeships for 21st-century labour markets?
How nature-based solutions can help deliver the SDGs
Without a step change in action to protect human rights, we will not achieve the SDGs
Seed choice and accessibility support the Sustainable Development Goals
Help Article 25 design and build schools and hospitals where they’re needed most
The Global Compact for Migration is an important milestone that will improve international cooperation on migration
Realising the SDGs will require action in five key areas
There are multiple ways for ‘tracker’ funds to help foster better financial and societal outcomes
When faced with the complexity of the Sustainable Development Goals, we need a digestible, precise way of measuring progress
Cities have a stake in virtually every aspect of the SDGs and they have been quick to embrace them. Their progress will hold lessons for all levels of government