When it comes to diversity and inclusion, we must challenge ourselves to push beyond our historical focus on gender and geography. We must address the inclusion of other underrepresented groups more intentionally in our workforce, including persons with disabilities.

Toily Kurbanov

Overcoming Barriers to Inclusion through Volunteerism

Leaving no one behind is not an empty mantra; it is a statement of our collective responsibility and accountability.

A young girl at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, 17 March 2020. Photo: Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash
Renata Samuels

Strengthening Family Relationships Improves Children’s Well-Being

Given all the additional challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we should recognize and focus on the need to strengthen and mend family relationships. 

Oil well fires rage outside Kuwait City in the aftermath of the 1990-91 Gulf War. 21 March 1991. David McLeod, Public domain via Wikimedia Commons
Carl Bruch

Integrating Security into Sustainable Development to Build More Peaceful Societies

The development of conflict-sensitive approaches highlights how sustainable development can be made more effective through a consideration of peace and security. 

On International Women’s Day 2017, an international student conference organized jointly by Model UN New Silk Way, Kazakhstan, and MUN PAMIR, Afghanistan, featured a special session dedicated to gender issues. 8 March 2017. Photo by Rafis Abazov
Rafis Abazov

Education in Afghanistan: Decades of Progress Provide Hope for the Future

Despite numerous challenges and obstacles, which are far greater now than prior to the events of August 2021, there are still many ways for the international community to help education move forward in Afghanistan.

Three classmates in Bangladesh read together from a children’s book provided by the non-profit organization Room to Read.
Geetha Murali

On Our Path to Global COVID-19 Recovery, We Must Focus on Literacy

As we find ourselves in the greatest education crisis of our generation, literacy interventions can act as an antidote to the long-term effects of COVID-19.

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Reconstruction in Beira, Mozambique, two years after Tropical Cyclone Idai. June 2021. Photo by Chris Huby for UNDRR
Mami Mizutori

A World in Crisis Needs International Cooperation

Despite the clear evidence that investing in disaster risk reduction (DRR) brings great benefits, only a small fraction of international cooperation is being channeled to support such efforts.

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash.
Michele Nealon

The Pandemic Accelerant: How COVID-19 Advanced Our Mental Health Priorities

There is no health without mental health, and we must address physical and mental wellness in equal measure.

Judges of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, 2021. ITLOS Photo
Albert Hoffmann

Celebrating the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Our oceans have never played a more significant role in all spheres of human life and endeavour as they do today. It is only through sound governance of the oceans that we will continue to reap the benefits of this common good while preserving it for generations to come.

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Tawfik Jelassi

Advancing Universal Access to Information within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

At a time when we are all trying to find efficient solutions to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more essential than ever that we put forward universal access to information as a key pillar to building back better with resilient and inclusive knowledge societies capable of achieving sustainable development.

Chronicle Conversations

A Chronicle Conversation with Fernanda Maciel and Tina Muir, 10 August 2021

The UN Chronicle speaks with elite runners Fernanda Maciel and Tina Muir about their passion for running and #TheHumanRace campaign to urge world leaders to honour their pledge to contribute $100 billion annually for climate action in developing countries.

Youth Issues

The UN Chronicle interviews youth environmental activist Aditya Mukarji

Lyubov Ginzburg of the UN Chronicle interviews fifteen-year-old environmental activist Aditya Mukarji on the problem of plastic pollution and the first-ever United Nations Youth Climate Action Summit. 22 September 2019, New York

Legacy Showcase

New Technologies: Where To?
Vol. LV Nos. 3 & 4 2018

New Technologies: Where To?

This issue focuses on new technologies and their potential benefits for humanity as well as their expanding use in advancing the 2030 Agenda. It explores the promise of our digital age, while posing important questions about where these technologies are leading us, and how their misuse could also lead to increased inequality and conflict.

Vol. LV No. 2 2018

2030 Agenda

This issue focuses on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, which commits United Nations Member States to work towards a sustainable future for all. The articles, by Senior Officials of the United Nations system, examine the Organization’s lead role in advancing the 2030 Agenda, and in promoting peace, social equality and human rights.

Latest Reports

The State of the World’s Children 2021

The State of the World’s Children 2021 examines child, adolescent and caregiver mental health. It focuses on risks and protective factors at critical moments in the life course and delves into the social determinants that shape mental health and well-being.

About the UN Chronicle

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Construction of UN Permanent Headquarters in New York, 1 August 1950. UN Photo/ES