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.
Leaving no one behind is not an empty mantra; it is a statement of our collective responsibility and accountability.
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.
The development of conflict-sensitive approaches highlights how sustainable development can be made more effective through a consideration of peace and security.
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.
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.
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.
There is no health without mental health, and we must address physical and mental wellness in equal measure.
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.
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.
When young people engage and interconnect within all three layers of negotiations—inside, around and outside the room—they have more positive influence in the development of agreements than if they are simply provided a seat at the table.
Providing respectful care means meeting the needs of communities and individuals, and taking women’s views and preferences into full account.
The universality of ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and continuous awareness-raising should be seen as the most powerful preconditions of an efficient fight against enforced disappearance.
We must listen to survivors who managed to escape their abusers and successfully found their way back into society, as they can provide us with unique insights into this crime.
It is high time that we take to heart the wisdom expressed in the theme of this year's World Day Against Trafficking in Persons and let “victims’ voices lead the way”.