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Connecting islands of knowledge to boost resilience

In times of drastic climate change, the challenges of islands are immense, even existential. Reducing dependency on fossil fuels, reversing the brain drain, diversifying the economy, cleaning the…  


Central America: Eradicating violence towards women is vital to state security

It is crucial to recognize violence against women as an essential element of citizen security: tackling it is a key step to build more cohesive and peaceful societies. Addressing general societal…  


In defense of nature: women at the forefront

Women, especially indigenous, are particularly vulnerable to environmental-related violence – roughly 50% of female activists murdered for defending land and environmental rights.  


Think globally, act locally

The Small Grants Programme supports strengthening the Indigenous Peoples and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas, reviving and promoting traditional knowledge.  


Finance, partnerships and innovation: Large ocean states pave the way to the 2030 Agenda

In the recent special report of the IPCC, it was projected that the vulnerabilities of SIDS would be significantly exacerbated by a warmer climate of 1.5 ° C  


Beyond the hurricanes, how do we finance resilience in the Caribbean?

As a new hurricane season approaches in the Caribbean, I attended last week’s dialogue focused on “Financing Resilience in SIDS” held in Antigua and Barbuda and sponsored by the host government and…  


It takes more than two to tango: platform to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Argentina is in a need of a new development paradigm, to combat a slew of development challenges. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) believes those development challenges require a platform approach,…  


Leveling the playing field: Sports and human development

There is a positive relationship between human development and practicing physical sports. Exercise is associated with improvements in health, cognitive processes, sociability, productivity (due to…  

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