Governance

Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will require good governance – from the local to the global level.

Menstruation justice in Mexico

For a very long time, menstruation was a taboo in Mexico. It was not mentioned in society, and government agencies shied away from it. More recently, however, the government’s approach has changed, and it is now promoting menstruation justice. There has been a...

Teenagers

Mexico wants to prevent teenage pregnancies

What young Latin Americans must learn about sex and reproductive health

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Climate and biodiversity

To protect life on earth, we must cooperate

The world conferences of Sharm el-Sheikh and Montréal have shown once again that global crises require multilateral solutions

Libya

Libya lapses into Gaddafi nostalgia

More than ten years after the collapse of the Gaddafi regime, the situation in Libya is so devastating that some long for pre-revolutionary times

Infrastructure

The pros and cons of plastic water tanks

Large water tanks are a blessing in case of water shortage in Zimbabwe, but also have downsides

Democracy under attack

8 January 2023 in Brasília looked like 6 January 2021 in Washington

In protest against legitimate election results, right-wing extremists vandalised government buildings

Labour market

Brain drain in Ghana's tech industry

Ghana's IT companies are competing for the best minds both on the local and on the global labour market

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Churches

Churches in South Africa lose worshippers after pandemic

Church administrators are decrying declining numbers of worshippers after Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa

Languages

Understanding people in their native language

Ever since author Martin Kämpchen learned to speak Bengali, he has seen India with new eyes

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Technological development

Affordable internet access for all

In Zambia, internet access is still limited, but the Starlink company of US billionaire Elon Musk aims to improve the situation

Identity politics

The painful partition of India

How colonial India became two and eventually three different countries

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Sustainability

The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.