Libya lapses into Gaddafi nostalgia

More than ten years after the collapse of the Gaddafi regime, the situation in Libya is so devastating that some long for pre-revolutionary times

Overview global food security

How to end world hunger

Overview: This is what needs to happen to ensure global food security and achieve SDG2


A future for the Pantanal

Traditional communities protect biodiversity of world’s largest inland wetland in Brazil

Rural development

Making a village healthier

The German Institute for Medical Mission is supporting health care in Malawi by encouraging communities to take the initiative

Green transformation

Crisis as an opportunity

Crises like the Covid-19 pandemic offer opportunities for eco-friendly stimulus programmes


Pakistan is paying price for neglect of climate adaptation

Not having contributed much to climate change, Pakistanis suffer impacts


School closures in pandemic showed multidimensional poverty

UNICEF reckons that one third of the world’s schoolchildren did not get formal lessons because of Covid-19

Our view

Do not abandon people with disabilities

Inclusion of people with disabilities is needed for gender justice, because around the world, women do most of the care work

Disaster relief and reconstruction

Trauma lingers on seven years after Gorkha earthquake

Nepal’s 2015 earthquake was an example of how natural disasters often deepen pre-existing social divides


Some poor people depend on garbage scavenging in Islamabad

In Pakistan, informal waste pickers manage about 50 % of municipal waste

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