Topic : Human Rights

  • Traditional Incandescent light bulbs are seen at an apartment in Munich Forum Article

    How philosophy shapes your world

    Today is UNESCO World Philosophy Day, a day aimed to “underline the enduring value of philosophy for… more

  • Romanian truck driver Adrian, who lost his job in 2010 when the lorry company he was working for closed down, looks inside a a cardboard box in Athens Forum Article

    The link between housing and healthcare

    Not long ago, a homeless mother was asked if, due to the expansion of Medicaid coverage under the… more

  • A farmer holds organic coffee beans at a coffee field in the mountains of Peru's central jungle city of Chanchamayo Forum Article

    How free trade can boost welfare

    Once known as the “Safe Haven” of Western Africa, because of its long-standing political… more

  • Lu Libing touches the belly of his pregnant wife, Mu, as they pose for pictures during an interview with Reuters at their home in Ganzhou Forum Article

    Why we need to invest in family planning

    When people think of the world’s “population problem,” they often focus on rapid demographic growth… more

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    Why disaster risk management has to change

    The approval of a successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015… more

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    6 ways to improve child nutrition in the developing world

    Globally, tremendous progress has been made in reducing extreme poverty in the last 25 years. However, the… more

  • Soldiers guard the Yemeni Parliament building during a board meeting on government’s plan of national reconciliation in Sanaa Forum Article

    How Yemen can boost development

    We have just published the third quarterly report of the Executive Bureau (EB), which is in… more

  • Human genetic material is stored at a laboratory in Munich Global Agenda Councils Article

    Will biology change what it means to be human?

    The latest scientific advances will soon enable us to take charge of evolution itself. Synthetic biology… more

  • The sidewalks are filled with the rainbow flag as revelers celebrate Gay Pride by marching at the annual parade in New York Global Agenda Councils Article

    Q&A: How to tackle the backlash against gay rights?

    Almost 2.8 billion people are living in countries where identifying as gay could lead to imprisonment… more

  • Joggers run past as the skyline of Singapore's financial district is seen in the background Forum Article

    Is this the key to inclusive growth?

    Many people find economic growth to be a morally ambiguous goal – palatable, they would argue, only… more

  • Health worker is reflected in a mirror as he prepares protective equipment near Rokupa Hospital Forum Article

    How to help West Africa after Ebola

    The Ebola outbreak continues to rage, and the immediate need is to control the spread of the… more

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    Why everyone must be covered by development goals

    Great advances have been made toward meeting the Millennium Development… more

  • A member of the European Parliament votes during a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg Global Agenda Councils Article

    What’s gone wrong with democracy?

    Since the global economy crashed in 2008, there has been an erosion of trust in political institutions and… more


    Taking transport poverty seriously

    Now the nights are drawing in and the air is chill, many of us stop going out in the evening and retreat… more

  • A girl smiles as she waits for her father to take a holy bath on the bank of Bagmati River during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, Festival, near the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu Forum Article

    How do girls around the world see the gender gap?

    The latest Global Gender Gap Report – which tracks how well different countries are doing at reducing… more

  • Girls stand inside their classroom at a primary school in Dobley town Forum Article

    Closing the gender gap in the developing world

    A number of incidents this year have highlighted the challenging circumstances in which girls attend… more

  • Students take notes from their iPads at the Steve Jobs school in Sneek Forum Article

    How to reduce the gender gap in education

    The International Day of the Girl Child earlier this month was an opportunity to remind ourselves that… more

  • The United Nations headquarters building is pictured though a window with the UN logo in the foreground in the Manhattan borough of New York Forum Article

    How can the Security Council remain credible?

    The United Nations Security Council’s membership will be reconstituted in 2015, but it will not look very… more