Sustainable development goals

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The world faces a pandemic of human rights abuses in the wake of Covid-19 | António Guterres
The virus has been used as a pretext in many countries to crush dissent, criminalise freedoms and silence reporting, says UN secretary general António Guterres

António Guterres

22, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Nightlife meets wildlife: the albums mixing birdsong and techno beats
A Bogotà nightclub has used the sounds of animals and birds in the Colombian capital to make a new kind of dance track

Jo Griffin

12, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Decades of progress on extreme poverty now in reverse due to Covid
Analysis: The pandemic, combined with the climate crisis and crippling debt burdens, has led to an ‘unprecedented increase’ in poverty, experts warn

Peter Beaumont

03, Feb, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Homelessness is rising, but it is neither inevitable nor unstoppable
During the pandemic, 30 organisations in 20 countries have gathered testimony from homeless people demanding action

Leilani Farha and Juha Kaakinen

10, Dec, 2020 @10:55 AM

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Ending world hunger by 2030 would cost $330bn, study finds
Research suggests that by targeting enhanced aid money more effectively and with greater innovation, a solution is possible

Kaamil Ahmed

13, Oct, 2020 @10:44 AM

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Looking for a Saturday night film? Instead of Notting Hill try Nations United | Richard Curtis
In 2015, 193 countries agreed a blueprint for a better planet. 2020 was supposed to be a Super Year of progress – we can’t let the pandemic knock us off course

Richard Curtis

19, Sep, 2020 @7:15 AM

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'Covid has magnified every existing inequality' – Melinda Gates
Pandemic could result in a ‘lost decade’ for developing countries says co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in stark report

Liz Ford

15, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Nature-led coronavirus recovery could create $10tn a year, says WEF
Report says 400m jobs could be created, and warns there will be ‘no jobs on a dead planet’

Damian Carrington Environment editor

15, Jul, 2020 @4:00 AM

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Covid-19 has revealed a pre-existing pandemic of poverty that benefits the rich
Governments must take seriously the human right to an adequate standard of living – or the poverty pandemic will long outlive Covid-19

Philip Alston

11, Jul, 2020 @7:30 AM

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'We squandered a decade': world losing fight against poverty, says UN academic
Goal to eradicate poverty by 2030 ‘completely off track’, says outgoing special rapporteur, with Covid-19 likely to impoverish millions more

Peter Beaumont

07, Jul, 2020 @10:44 AM

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Put sustainable development at heart of UK recovery, PM told
Business, charity and trade body leaders urge Johnson to tackle inequality and climate crisis

Kalyeena Makortoff

09, Jun, 2020 @4:01 PM

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Coronavirus could turn back the clock 30 years on global poverty
Economic impact of global shutdown could push half a billion people into privation, researchers warn

Kaamil Ahmed

09, Apr, 2020 @5:00 AM

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