Poverty Reduction

The first UN Sustainable Development Goal is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Uninforced fishing ban on world’s second deepest lake

The authorities planned to ban fishing on Lake Tanganyika for three months, starting in mid-May. The idea was to allow dwindling fish stocks to recover. The impact on the people living in riparian countries like Burundi would be harsh though, and the ban is no...

Social protection

Improving services for persons with disabilities

Anita Mittal, Lead of The Digital Convergence Initiative (DCI), explains how open standards for information systems can benefit people with disabilities

Poverty reduction

Overview education

Our overview compiles contributions on education

International standards

Better data systems for better social protection

A global initiative aims to develop international standards for data systems to improve support for those in need


“We don’t need saviours – we need dialogue on equal footing”

Journalist and founder Düzen Tekkal discusses the progress Germany has made on immigration, and what still needs to be done

German policy

Germany values respect, reciprocity and alliances

The BMZ response to James Shikwati’s criticism of its Africa strategy


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Migration in Latin America

Venezuelans continue to leave their country on dangerous treks

People of all ages still leave Venezuela using ever more perilous routes. North America remains an increasingly desirable destination

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Migration from West Africa should not be a crime

To the detriment of Senegal’s people, their government is supporting the migration policies of the EU

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Sovereign debt

Why Pakistan’s economy is in deep crisis

Climate change and other global developments are severely exacerbating Pakistan’s home-made problems

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Political jargon

Why “global south” is not a useful term

Some powerful nations – especially China – do not fit into the dichotomy of a global north and south


Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will require good governance – from the local to the global level.


The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.