Jan Eliasson, the former Deputy Secretary General of the UN, spoke in Stockholm recently about the Sustainable Development agenda, saying that no single entity can tackle global challenges alone, whether it’s a company, government or international organization. He added that the Global Goals help to galvanize collective action, and partnership is the new leadership. I’ve….
December 10 is Human Rights Day – the 67th anniversary of the day that the UN General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard for all peoples and all nations. The Declaration states that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. It also set out,….
It’s always strange to approach a location by air that has recently been devastated by a powerful hurricane. From afar, it doesn’t seem like there has been a big impact as the faint outline of buildings, hills and vegetation seem somewhat normal. As you get closer to areas that received a direct impact the first….
Nowhere is the basic human need to communicate more apparent than in a disaster situation. Whether it is to find a lost loved one, or gain access to vital supplies or information, one of the first things we reach for is our mobile phone. Often we communicate via services and news feeds we have come….
On September 14th UN Women launched the Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC), a unique new alliance of 22 partners from the private sector, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions committed to contributing toward the fulfillment of SDG #5 – achieving gender equality by 2030. More specifically, over the next two years the GICC members have….
The calls for help from those suffering from natural and manmade disasters all around the world are becoming increasingly urgent and desperate. It is now estimated that more than 65 million people worldwide have been displaced from their homes and 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian aid to survive. While the private sector definitely….
Many people don’t realize it, but hunger and malnutrition are the #1 risk to human health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The good news, though, is that hunger is entirely solvable if we work together. As supporters of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we at Ericsson are firmly committed to doing our….
Clean and healthy water is a basic human right. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal No 6 is to improve the quality of water, so that everyone has access to clean water by 2030. To achieve this goal, we need to be able to measure and understand the quality of water and Ericsson is leading a….
“If you’re human, you have bias,” says Howard Ross. “Just like we breathe, we have bias.” Ross is talking in the teaser reel of Bias, filmmaker Robin Hauser’s new feature-length documentary about unconscious bias and how it affects us socially and in the workplace, influencing the way we hire, pay and make funding decisions. (Hauser….
The magic triangle is a term I heard often at the WEF MENA Summit last week, which focused on the themes of ‘Enabling Generational Transformation’ and ‘Supporting Humanitarian Efforts and Diplomatic Dialogue’. The magic triangle refers to the growing trend of three-way partnerships between the public sector (governments), the humanitarian sector (aid organizations) and the….