Tuna purse seine vessel recovering its net. © TM-Tracking
Duncan Copeland

Collaboration and Capacity-Building to End Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

With fish stocks and marine ecosystems under ever-increasing pressure from human activity, clamping down on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing has never been more important.

Research sailing vessel Sea Dragon using a Manta Trawl to collect ocean plastics during an eXXpedition mission to the North Pacific Gyre in 2018. eXXpedition/Jen Russell
Emily Penn

Navigating Our Way Towards a Plastic-Free Ocean

Plastic pollution doesn’t know political or cultural borders. We all share one planet, and global problems transcend all boundaries, which means the solutions need to as well.

Dr. Asha de Vos, founder and Executive Director of Oceanswell, the Sri Lanka-based marine conservation research and education organization, working at sea with members of her team.
Asha de Vos

Equity in Marine Conservation: How Local Efforts and Global Partnerships Together Can #SaveOurOcean

While significant efforts and investments are focused on increasing the scale and improving the effectiveness of marine conservation globally, less effort has been put into operationalizing social equity in and through the pursuit of marine conservation. Without equity, there can be no success.

Silas Baisch on Unsplash
Peter Thomson

Let’s Halt the Ocean’s Decline This Year

There are many solutions that can help restore the ocean’s health, but they will require action—action from world leaders as well as everyday citizens from all parts of society. Our planet cannot be healthy without a healthy ocean, and the ocean is increasingly unwell.

Expanding access to affordable transportation via bicycle can empower women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa. World Bicycle Relief
Susan Bornstein

Bicycles Are Accelerating African Women on the Pathway Out of Poverty

A number of convergent trends have brought renewed interest in the potential of the bicycle to empower women and girls, reduce poverty and improve health in sub-Saharan Africa.

Roxana Widmer-Iliescu

Digital Technologies Can Help Older Persons Maintain Healthy, Productive Lives

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.