“Sustainable Development Goals” Articles


Placing Health at the Heart of Sustainability: Lessons from the Environment

In 2000, the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced the establishment of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a unique organization dedicated to collaborating with businesses across sectors to promote responsible practices. At the launch, Kofi Annan outlined nine guiding principles for responsible businesses that focused on human rights, labor standards, and the environment. Anti-corruption...

Gillian Christie & Derek Yach | Jun 23, 2016
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Mental Health Emerging Out of the Shadows

The 1930s marked substantial investment by the Rockefeller Foundation in the scientific development of mental health, including psychiatry, neurology, and care symptoms, in the US, the UK, and elsewhere. This funding provided a foundation for the potential transformation of mental health in a post-World War II health agenda. Since the 1930s, the international development community...

Derek Yach & Gillian Christie | Apr 26, 2016
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Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day - on March 8 every year - honors the incredible social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments by women around the world. Starting in 1909, the UN declared the first Women’s Day to recognize the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where for the first time, women laborers protested against inhumane working conditions. The UN...

Gabriela Seplovich and Shahnaz Radjy | Mar 7, 2016
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