Transformational changes are needed to make the UN into a body that advances the public interest through democratic governance and commitment to its founding values. These changes will not be easy to bring about, but one thing is clear: a piecemeal approach won’t get us the UN we need. By Barbara Adams and Karen Judd for The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.
The total number of children that die of preventable causes worldwide continues to decline, says the United Nations children’s agency, but such progress disguises a still-massive and intolerable death toll.
The next three years will effectively decide the fate of our planet’s climate. This is the stark message of a new commentary in the journal Nature by several high-profile climate scientists and policy makers.
A Special Rapporteur of the United Nations held a panel discussion on universal basic income and the future of human rights on June 8, 2017, in which the prospects for achieving this progressive policy were discussed alongside prominent supporters.
The recent Progress Report on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) paints a skewed and misleading picture about how SDG implementation is proceeding, while hindering any form of accountability.