Resources for Schools

Women Of The Sea

By Pnud Perú The GEF Humboldt project, implemented by the Government of Peru with UNDP support, promotes sustainable management of our ocean using an ecosystem management approach. With this objective, its interventions range from reform of public policies, through to pilot projects to strengthen capacity and eliminate wasteful practices. One such pilot is currently generating a virtuous cycle in Pisco,…

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What Difference Can A Multinational Make?

By Marcos Neto Multinational companies have immense power to tackle global challenges such as poverty, climate change, and gender inequality. They have the ability to transform low-income markets and help lift millions—even billions—out of poverty. Inclusive business, which is designed to benefit low-income communities is one such model, but numerous internal barriers are preventing multinationals from adopting it. In the…

Progress on Gender and UN Sustainable Development Goals

Progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2019. Are we on track to achieve Goal 5? On 24 and 25 September 2019, Heads of State and Government gathered at UN Headquarters in New York to comprehensively review progress on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. To inform those discussions, UN Women and…

The Gender Gap In 6 Charts

By Gretchen Gavett and Matt Perry Just how long will it take to achieve gender equality around the world? While the World Economic Forum predicts the United States won’t reach this mark for more than two centuries, other countries are further along — and several could reach equality within our (or our children’s) lifetime. But in most nations, and on many key…

Collect Historical Posters Celebrating Female Role Models in STEM

The saying, “If she can’t see it, she can’t be it,” speaks to the importance of introducing girls to female role models, especially in areas where women’s accomplishments were often overlooked or minimized such as in science, mathematics, and technology. A new poster collection aims to bring more of these women’s stories to light — and inspire today’s Mighty Girls with the…

Why Reading Books Should Be Your Priority, According to Science

By Christina DesMarais More than a quarter–26 percent–of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That’s according to statistics coming out of the Pew Research Center. If you’re part of this group, know that science supports the idea that reading is good for you on several levels. Reading fiction can help you be more open-minded and creative According…

Beyond Profit: How SDG Impact Helps the Private Sector

By Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen Something remarkable happened this summer. The Business Roundtable’s “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation,” called for companies to expand their concerns beyond shareholders and the bottom line to consider how they can also benefit customers, employees, suppliers, and communities. It drew a great deal of praise from those of us working in development. I read…

About Gender Equal Pay

What is the Gender Pay Gap? The gender pay gap is the difference between what men and women are typically paid. Research shows that across demographics and workplaces women are consistently paid less than men in the United States and around the world. The causes of the gender pay gap are complex since gender norms affect how we choose and value work. Men, for…