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

Protection for protesters by anonymity of the internet

Government clamp-down on opposition and exercise of democratic rights continues in many African countries. In Zimbabwe, activists and opposition politicians have resorted to using digital platforms to exercise their freedoms and check excesses of power by the ...

Disaster control

How to manage global risks effectively

Due to the climate crisis, disasters happen more frequently and with greater damage. We need better communication and information to deal with them

Human rights

Abolishing the death penalty

Fulfilling a pledge made while campaigning for office, Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema abolished the nation’s death penalty on December 2022

Middle East

Jewish voices assess Israel’s current crisis

Netanyahu’s right-wing government is facing unprecedented protests

Social Media

Join us to discuss global development

Share your opinion on global development on our social media channels

Women’s empowerment

Climate justice requires gender justice

The impacts of global heating are not gender neutral, so the response cannot be gender neutral either

Gender justice

What keeps girls out of school

In Uganda, many obstacles prevent young women from getting a proper education, even though the country is running programmes to address this issue

West Africa

Nigeria’s inconclusive election results

The results of Nigeria’s presidential elections will be challenged in court

World Bank

Biden’s interesting choice for the World Bank’s top job

Ajay Banda, who thrived on Wall Street, will most likely be appointed World Bank president

Reducing emissions

OECD assesses carbon pricing internationally

Experts warn that fuel subsidies are harmful

Global governance

Global decline in human development

The latest Human Development Report warns that in 2020 and 2021, progress made towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been reversed


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