Work, education, leisure, socializing and so many other activities take place in the digital space—wouldn’t we want to continue accessing all of the benefits of such technology as we get older?

In Tachilek, Myanmar, a throng of students returns home after morning classes at the town’s Basic Education School, which is forced to operate in shifts due to a shortage of classroom space. 2011, UN Photo/Kibae Park
Daniela Bas

Urbanization and Families

Sustainable urbanization with affordable housing, featured in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11, is foundational to family formation and family life, impacting the health and well-being of family members.

Back to work during the COVID-19 crisis in Constantine, Algeria. Yacine Imadalou/ILO
Manal Azzi

Together We Can Build a Culture of Safety and Health at Work

At the workplace level, a strong culture of occupational safety and health is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is valued and promoted by both management and workers.

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and Oleh Korikov, Chief State Inspector for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of Ukraine, lay a wreath at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant on the 36th anniversary of the disaster there, 26 April 2022. IAEA
Rafael Mariano Grossi

Ensuring the Safety and Security of Nuclear Facilities in Ukraine: The Crucial Role of the International Atomic Energy Agency

Ultimately, the safety and security of nuclear power plants is about the safety and security of people—the people who work at the plants, the people who live around them, the people who rely on them for their electricity.

The "Ark of Return", the permanent memorial to honour the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, located at the Visitors' Plaza of United Nations Headquarters in New York. 22 May 2015. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
A. Missouri Sherman-Peter

The Legacy of Slavery in the Caribbean and the Journey Towards Justice

Resistance to the oppression of slavery and ethnic colonialism has made the Caribbean a principal site of freedom politics and democratic desire. 

"Chaos over Kansas", United States, WMO 2022 Calendar Competition. Many of the impacts of climate change are experienced through water-related events, including intensified storms. Frédéric Couzinier
Petteri Taalas

Climate Change, Disasters and Their Mitigation

Scientific evidence collected for decades indicates that climate mitigation, especially through reducing fossil fuel consumption and halting deforestation, is vital to ensuring the long-term welfare of humankind and the biosphere.

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North Carolina State University Bell Tower, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 2009. Haruhide000, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Seth Murray, Christopher Galik, Jessica Bast, David Hawley

From “Think” to “Do”: Operationalizing the Sustainable Development Goals in University Curricula

Placing sustainability at the centre of our mission to integrate research and knowledge production, excellence in teaching and engagement with public as well private entities presents a genuine opportunity to “think and do” the SDGs at NC State.

An outdoor excursion with Our Chalet, one of five World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) international Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting centres. Photo courtesy of WAGGGS
Anna Segall

Empowering Girls through Education and Volunteerism Can Lead to a More Sustainable Future

Girls who experience leadership when they are young are more likely to feel confident taking the lead as they mature. How leadership is presented, experienced, modelled and discussed has a big impact on the extent to which girls can see themselves as leaders or recognise and tackle gender bias.

Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) (on computer screen, upper right), makes closing remarks on the final day of the virtual Global Forum for a Human-centred Recovery (22-24 February 2022). Marcel Crozet/ILO
Guy Ryder

A Global Forum to Put People at the Centre of the Post-COVID-19 Recovery

There can be no real recovery from this pandemic without a broad-based labour market recovery. And to be sustainable, this recovery must be based on the principles of decent work—including health and safety, equity, social protection and social dialogue.

Rhinoceroses in Namibia, 2016. Southern white rhinos in Africa are considered near threatened; black rhinos are critically endangered. Pixabay/kolibri5
Hazel Thornton

Ecosystem Restoration and Species Recovery Benefit People and Planet

 Ecosystem restoration offers the opportunity to effectively halt and reverse degradation, improve ecosystem services and recover biodiversity.

Chronicle Conversations

Chronicle Conversation: Stéphane Jean, 18 May 2022

In the context of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May 2022), the UN Chronicle talks with Mr. Stéphane Jean, a Judicial Officer and Coordinator in the United Nations Department of Peace Operations, abiout his work and the Organization's renewed efforts to bring to justice perpetrators of crimes committed against peacekeepers, including the crime of murder.

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

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2022

The global economic recovery is facing significant headwinds amid new waves of COVID-19 infections, persistent labour market challenges, lingering supply-chain challenges and rising inflationary pressures. After expanding by 5.5 per cent in 2021, the global output is projected to grow by only 4.0 per cent in 2022 and 3.5 per cent in 2023, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2022.

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