Category: Development

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Women in Science: Preserving the Forest’s Treasures


In the heart of the spectacular forests of Papua New Guinea, zoologist Grace Luke is on a team collecting data to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that negatively im...

Zero Budget Natural Farming: An Agricultural Revolution is Taking Shape in India


Our story follows Satyavati – a young woman from the Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh, India, as she compels her community to adopt a farming practice that is revolutionizing small-scale farming across India. Zero Budge...

India: New Approach to Nutrition


Malnutrition is a major problem for children in Madhya Pradesh, India. An innovative solution is improving nutrition in rural areas, where an International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) supported project is...

Financing for Development


The United Nations General Assembly High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development marks the first four years of the international community’s pursuit of the sustainable development goals (SDG) and mobilizing resour...

Sustainable Fashion Tackling Climate Change and Gender Inequality


Quid is a woman-led, eco-fashion social enterprise in Verona, Italy, that addresses climate change while responding to gender inequality by providing jobs for struggling women. The initiative recycles high-quality fab...

Women and Girls Excel in Science


On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, meet female innovators who prove that all people can make a contribution in this field. Sharing their experiences, these accomplished women send a strong message...

Promoting Sustainable Business


As the World Economic Forum opens in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Global Compact encourages economic leaders to integrate sustainable development in their business models.

Real-Life Mermaids: Women Guardians of the Sea


They are called mermaids: the Haenyeo women divers of Jeju Island in the Republic of Korea. Carrying on a centuries-old tradition, these remarkable women use no modern equipment while serving as guardians of the sea. ...

Nepal: Women Take Charge of Family Planning


In Nepal, 17% of adolescent women age 15-19 are already mothers or pregnant with their first child, and only 15% of married women or girls aged 15-19 use a modern form of contraception. In rural areas, women have litt...

Earthboy To The Rescue


Meet the boy who uses his art to protect the environment. Emerson Chong creates comics and video games to encourage recycling. His “Earth Boy” comic was published by UNICEF as part of a campaign to teach kids about su...

Peru: Protecting the Amazon


The indigenous peoples of Loreto, Peru, understand the value of the Amazon and the resources it provides. For more than 10 years, they have become environmental monitors to track and report the impact of oil activity ...