The Guardian

A new article from The Guardian reports that across the world, an estimated 5.1 billion people – two-thirds of the global population – are being failed by the justice system. But providing universal access to basic justice could save the global economy billions of dollars every year, as lost income and stress-related illness due to seeking legal redress can cost countries up to 3% of their annual GDP, according to a report published today by the Task Force on Justice.

Apr 29, 2019

As US mulls strategy over country’s support for terrorist groups in Afghanistan, experts say tougher stance could drive Pakistan toward China and Russia

Jun 27, 2017
Sune Engel Rasmussen, Julian Borger, Barnett Rubin

In a response to Marc DuBois’ article last week, Sarah Cliffe argues we need to rethink how development relates to humanitarian work

May 24, 2016
Sarah Cliffe
2030 Agenda

If 22 countries have been labelled as ‘least developed’ since 1971, what needs to change to include them in the new sustainable development agenda?

Feb 29, 2016
Eliza Anyangwe, Sarah Hearn
2030 Agenda

What if there were an affordable programme to prevent catastrophic climate change and provide the finance that developing countries need to end poverty by 2030?

Sep 24, 2015
Owen Barder, Alex Evans, Alice Lépissier
2030 Agenda

Start with the good news from this week’s finance for development conference in Addis Ababa: at least it got the narrative right.

Jul 16, 2015
Alex Evans

In July, Addis Ababa will host a crucial summit on financing for development. If September’s summit on sustainable development goals (SDGs) in New York is when governments will decide what they want to achieve on poverty and sustainability by 2030, Addis is where they must set out how they will do so.

Read the full Guardian article Who's going to cough up the cash to meet global poverty targets?

Feb 17, 2015
Alex Evans
Horn of Africa

Ban Ki-moon, delivered his verdict on the draft sustainable development goals, set to replace the millennium development goals when they expire in September 2015.

Dec 05, 2014

UN secretary general prepares to welcome more than 140 heads of state to organisation's general assembly this week.

Read the full Guardian article Ban Ki-moon: 'World living in an era of unprecedented level of crises'

Sep 22, 2014
Richard Gowan
Peace and Security

The Cameron government's decision to arm Kurdish fighters brings the UK in step with the US and France in an effort to bolster Kurdistan as a bastion against the spread of a particularly murderous form of Islamic extremism and maintain a safe haven for Iraqis and Syrians forced to flee their homes by the tidal wave of violence sweeping the region.

Read the full Guardian article Arming the Kurds may help break up Iraq

Aug 14, 2014
Richard Gowan
Middle East
Peace and Security