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What is burnout syndrome – the “chronic workplace stress”?

What is burnout syndrome – the “chronic workplace stress”?

The World Health Organization (WHO) included burnout syndrome in its International Classification of Diseases – 11th Revision (ICD-11). Although it hasn’t been classified as a disease, but [...]

Is water desalination the best answer to the water crisis?

Is water desalination the best answer to the water crisis?

Global water crisis is a reality and forecasts are far from hopeful: the UN says that “by 2030, the planet will experience a 40% deficit in water, unless the management of such precious resource [...]

WHO: 93% of children breathe toxic air

WHO: 93% of children breathe toxic air

A report released by the organization says that air pollution already affects 1.8 billion children in the world, causing chronic diseases and even death. See five possible solutions to change [...]

UN’s project empowers and employs female refugees

UN’s project empowers and employs female refugees

The project “Empoderando Refugiadas (Empowering Refugees)”, in partnership with Brazilian companies, worked with more than 80 women and employed 20. Read below some of these inspiring stories

What is the HDI?

What is the HDI?

The Human Development Index is an indicator designed to measure development beyond the economic scope; in 2017, the global HDI ranked Norway first and the Central African Republic last

Damaged sidewalk becomes community garden and receives UN award

Damaged sidewalk becomes community garden and receives UN award

In Curitiba, residents of Cristo Rei neighborhood take over the sidewalk space and grow food plants on the spot; initiative was approved by the UN Food Garden project

How mobile phones can help sustainable development

How mobile phones can help sustainable development

In February 2016, during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) – the largest technology exhibition fair, held annually in Barcelona, Spain -, the mobile sector publicly committed to working [...]

United Nations points to nature-based solutions for water

United Nations points to nature-based solutions for water

The World Water Forum hosted the launching event for the United Nations World Water Development Report 2018