Category: Human rights

  1. The world cannot wait

    Global

    COP27 is the “number one litmus test” of how seriously the world takes the toll on countries that suffer most from climate change, according to the UN Secretary-General. November’s summit must finally make good on promises to deliver climate action that ensures a sustainable future for all

  2. Leaving no one behind on climate action

    Global

    Systemic inequalities mean lower-income countries are often sidelined when nations gather to set climate policy. Giving communities who suffer most from climate change a meaningful seat at the negotiating table is essential if we’re to steer an inclusive course on climate action

  3. Towards a women-centered push for Agenda 2030

    Global

    If progress on empowering women and girls was already far too slow, COVID and the war in Ukraine have made entrenched gender inequalities even worse. We must urgently ramp up our support for women and girls across all spheres of development, or the SDGs are doomed to fail

  4. In the balance

    Global

    Humanity’s failure to learn and adapt from repeated crises does not bode well for the bold, transformational changes that must happen urgently if we’re to achieve the world promised by the SDGs. There will be no second chance

  5. Developing a humane response to displaced people

    Global

    Climate change, the threat of famine, and conflicts are driving more people than ever from their homelands. While the international community’s response to the Ukraine refugee crisis has been notable for its scale, solidarity, and humanity, there is still much work to do to ensure a fair and humane asylum system for all

  6. Protecting open societies

    Over the last decade, numerous democracies have been eroded and populist leaders have dismantled the protections against authoritarianism. We need urgent action – at local, country, and international levels – to ensure that societies achieve equitable and sustainable development for all people everywhere

  7. Black Lives Matter and the Global Goals

    Global, US and Canada

    The protests sparked by the death of George Floyd have shone a light on the human rights abuses still rife in even the most developed economies. In this Decade of Action, can we finally end racial inequality?

  8. How to reduce inequality

    Despite policy commitments to reduce poverty, the gap between the world’s richest and poorest grows ever wider. How can we shift the way economies work to reward people for the work they do, not the wealth they own?