Shocking images in Libya last year showed human traffickers selling people to the highest bidder like cattle in a market. These powerful CNN images flashed across the world, and they are deeply shamin..
Over two years since the historic adoption of the goals and targets contained in the 2030 Agenda, the time has come to assess the bottlenecks which impact their realization. I focus only on the promis..
The world economy is growing at its fastest pace in several years, and the short-term trends for growth and employment are promising in many countries. We also see, however, clear signs and risks ..
Achieving gender equality by 2030: A reality check and a roadmap In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and promised to transform our world, making gender inequali..
60% of infrastructure spending between now and 2025 will be made in Asia-Pacific, driven by China, India and Indonesia. 7%-9% expected annual growth of infrastructure spending each dollar invested ..
The world of work is experiencing dramatic disruption from accelerating technological change on a global scale. In richer countries evidence suggests that increasing automation is not leading to the..
Widespread implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is predicated on two generally-accepted assumptions. First, the gap in funding between current development financing levels and th..
Around the world, emerging financial technology companies (FinTechs) are disrupting the finance industry. They affect how we save, borrow, make payments and transfer money, both domestically and inter..
We are confronted today by multiple crises that are complex in nature and global in scope. Seemingly intractable state fragility and violent extremism threaten the stability of entire regions and ..
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were unveiled to the world in 2015, setting the stage for the global development agenda for the next 15 years. Over the last decade, much ha..
During the discussions surrounding the European Union’s recent agreement with Turkey, I often thought of the conversations I had in January with a group of Syrian refugee women who live in Istan..
The eAtlas is designed to become the go-to source for SDG education data: a place to get the indicators quickly, con dent that they are the best and most up-to-date. Monitoring progress towards Su..
Prevention must start early, and address the root causes of violence, such as gender stereotypes and social norms that foster unequal power relations between women and men. The issue of violence a..
The Norwegian pension fund GPFG, the largest investment fund in the world, worth750 billion euros, also recently stated that they will drop dozens of coal companies from their investment portfolio. T..
It is important to include the voices of vulnerable and marginalized people,and to foster accountability and trustin the public sector. Disaggregated data is vital for effective policy-making. In..
The actions needed to reduce emissions and build climate resilience are the very same that are needed to lay the foundation for prosperity and security for all. Together, we have embarked on a monu..
TheIberoAmerican Foundation for Development (FIDE), founded in Guadalajara, Castilla, Spain in 1991, is realising its dream to equip people with the knowledge, methods and means to achieve developmen..
We have reached a defining moment in human history. The people of the world have asked us to shine a light on a future of promise and opportunity. Member States have responded with the 2030 Agend..
Due to the 4-year-conflict in Syria, thousands of people lost their lives and thousands of them were injured, millions were displaced within their country or had to flee to neighboring countries. More..
No country has developed without access to reliable and affordable energy. Energy directly impacts on people, communities and countries in terms of economic growth, health, security, food and educatio..
MetLife Foundation believes that everyone needs the right financial tools to manage life’s risks and seize its opportunities. That belief has inspired MetLife’s operations since the nineteenth cen..
In September 2015, world leaders launched the new global development agenda encompassing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In December, at COP21 in Paris, a new international climate agreement..
Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, When I started as High Commissioner ten years ago, there were 38 million people in the world displaced by conflict and persecution, but UNHCR was..
Good morning Excellencies, distinguished delegates, and guests. I am very pleased to participate in the third meeting of the Group of Friends of Financial Inclusion. Thank you all for making the tim..