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Ruling is a marker in efforts by human rights groups to place responsibility on multinationals for damage they can inflict on local communities
In framing the new UN development goals, two things are key: tackling unemployment and job creation on a massive scale and dramatically improving access to electricity
As their resilience diminishes in vulnerable regions, the poor are forced to take a stand to fight for their survival – or flee
The Awards will recognize government reformers and their civil society partners who are finding creative ways to open up government to citizen input and oversight
Anti-homosexual law aggravates violence against LGBT people in Jamaica, says activist
We don't yet have enough criteria or examples to fund transformational adaptation and put into practice
For street girls, sexual violence is a recurring theme in their lives, perpetrated by adults in the community, those in positions of authority and other street children
Here come the inclusive leaders that build on influence, not authority, and know when to take a back seat
The World Bank pushes the principle of citizen engagement in the anti-corruption fight but how does that work in reality?
The plight of street children has become less and less frequently mentioned on international agendas. Campaigners are calling for a UN Day to change that.
A street worker describes how building trust is key in providing support to children living in the streets.
Climate campaigners could take some lessons from one of the activists behind the uber-viral KONY 2012 video
Politicians, like film stars and other personalities in our celebrity driven culture, take on an aura that distances them from the rest of us… until election time
Vegetation probably has a larger effect on climate than previously thought, says CIFOR research
Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai makes a powerful case for education as a global force for peace
It's a wrap! A look back at this year's Women in the World summit
"A story well told can make a difference," says Jeff Skoll, who wants to use his film company to spread the word about social problems and possible solutions around the world
Air pollution forecasts and warnings need to be related more precisely to health impacts and targeted at vulnerable people
There are certainly reasons to worry about the outlook for women’s rights in Indonesia, but I’ve met many inspiring Indonesian women who give cause for hope