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

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Environmental destruction exacerbates health needs

One Health is a holistic approach with a bearing on many different policy areas

International law

Too many inconsistencies in western policy

The International Criminal Court (ICC) caused a stir when it issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Climate diplomacy

More must happen

While governments agreed on important issues at the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, civil-society organisations did not get enough attention

Brain drain

Underpaid and overworked health workers in Nigeria

Due to underpayment and overload, thousands of trained health workers are leaving Nigeria to find employment abroad


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Access to drinking water

Promoting access to safe drinking water for all

While Ghana has made progress towards providing equitable access to safe drinking water, many people still lack this basic service

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Water in urban areas

Kampala’s water problems

In Kampala, Uganda’s capital, residents lack access to clean water. The dilapidated sewer system and flooding also pose hazards. Previous efforts to improve the situation have been inadequate

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Breathing space for politically persecuted persons

Hamburg offers breathing space for politically persecuted persons


Colonial legacies still mark development affairs

After decades of debate, the impacts of the colonial era are still evident in development cooperation

Water supply

Equipping water utilities to meet SDG6

Billions of people have no access to drinking water and sanitary facilities.

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