UN SDGs

Economic and social development and the environment have to live together; you can no longer have one at the expense of the other. Rather our aim has to be a world where everyone can live well and within the sustainable limits of our planet; cold sits at the nexus of this challenge.
Since voters opted in a referendum to leave the European Union just over a year ago, Britain has been plunged into an all-consuming public debate on the rights and wrongs that has squeezed out nearly all other issues.
A girl drinks water from the village handpump in Bhikampur, Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India. WaterAid/Mansi Thapliyal This
While the Olympics has nation pitched against nation, when it comes to beating food waste success lies in working together across our geographical boundaries. We can only beat food waste by sharing skills, helping to train one another in techniques that work, and driving action through a strong commitment to a clear and ambitious goal.
Last week the United Nations launched its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 aims included in a new 15 year plan. This plan aims to end poverty and hunger by 2030 and achieve a host of other truly worthy objectives such as gender equality.
Its easy to be a little skeptical but hard not to be inspired by the ambition and potential of these unprecedented goals. Personally I think this represents a great leap forward and makes me hopeful about what we can achieve collectively in the next fifteen years. Remember, these are your Goals. Every single one of you.
Perhaps most startling of the indignities and injustices women still face is the stark fact that one in three women suffer violence. Women like Wangu Kanja from Kenya, who was car-jacked and raped in Kenya's capital city, Nairobi...
The United Nations likes numbers and when it comes to international development it would seem the bigger the better. This