To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals we must strengthen the international system
The world already looks very different to the place it was when UN member states adopted the SDGs in September 2015. How can we ensure that the international community remains committed to the pledges it made?
What must we learn from our collective response to the devastating Ebola epidemic in West Africa if we are to have any hope of ensuring ‘healthy lives for all’ by 2030?
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The development and environment sectors have mostly operated independently of each other. What are the practical challenges of coordinating effective action that ensures development is environmentally sustainable?
How can we safeguard specific geographic areas that are vital to supporting life on Earth?
The ocean is vital to our planet’s functioning, but human activity has put its health in jeopardy. How can we help the ocean to recover and sustain our future?
Championing the wider economic benefits will be key to driving more sustainable use of land
Having developed a clear sustainability strategy, Italian tissue company Sofidel is committed to minimising its environmental impact while maximising social benefits
What can governments do to generate growth that benefits everyone equally?
Unless pervasive discrimination and gross inequalities within and among countries are addressed, development will not be sustainable
Despite the good intentions of governments and wider society, women still face huge inequalities, particularly in continents like Africa. If we are to achieve a sustainable future where no one is left behind, much work to close the gender gap remains
Innovative use of ‘big data’ will be critical to understanding and analysing progress towards achieving the goals by 2030
The 2030 Agenda is about more than empowering developing countries on a path to sustainable development. Achieving a sustainable future for all will also require fundamental changes in the way developed countries operate
A sustainable future requires fundamental changes to the way companies operate. Yet, for responsible businesses, the SDGs also offer vast new opportunities
Supporting smallholder farmers with business and agricultural skills in the pursuit of SDGs 1, 2, 8, 9 and 17
What are the challenges – and opportunities – of moving towards a circular economy?
With a rapidly expanding population and high-risk exposure to the effects of climate change, Asia and the Pacific requires a paradigm shift in infrastructure planning if it is to pursue a path of sustainable development
Multi-stakeholder collaboration is key to tackling child labour in West Africa’s cocoa sector
According to the World Bank, 90 per cent of civil wars over the last decade took place in countries that had already experienced conflict. What are the key ingredients that trigger a return to war, and how can we try to ensure that peacebuilding succeeds and lasts?
UN member states accepted sustainable development as a policy vision 25 years ago, but its implementation has been troublesome. Will rising powers provide a new impetus to help realise this vision?
Winning over hearts and minds to the importance of leaving no one behind will be critical to achieving the 2030 Agenda
Conflicts, disasters and uneven development force millions of the world’s most vulnerable people from their homes every year. If the 2030 Agenda seeks to leave no one behind, how can it help to solve the complex problem of internal displacement?
A year on from the birth of the SDGs, governments have reaffirmed their commitment to them in various national plans and international agreements. But achieving the Global Goals will also require a fundamental shift in all our behaviours if we are to truly create a world where no one is left behind