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Syria’s Ladies and Ladies Bike to Beat Environment Modification

Six years ago, Sarah Zein decided that the traffic in her hometown Damascus, Syria was too much, and there had to be a better way to get around. So she turned to her bicycle.    Bicycling had advantages, but Damascus was not well suited to bicycling as dedicated bike lanes did not exist. Due to…

SDG Media Compact Interview with Dr. Joannie Marlene Bewa, Young Leader...

Q&A Technology and innovation are central to efforts to build solutions to advance gender equality. What is the one biggest innovative change that we need to make sure women and girls have better access to healthcare?  Innovation for change are needed at several level to ensure access to health care. There needs to be gender…

Schools in Germany attempt brand-new meals to promote sustainable diet plans

In Germany, a country that is facing increased child obesity, selling the new diet to children was a challenge. But the results have been impressive. So far, 23,000 students across Germany are receiving “sustainable” meals through the Aktion Pflanzen-Power (Plant-Powered Pupils) and KEEKS (Climate and Energy Efficient Kitchens in Schools) projects. Driving this program are vegan nonprofit ProVeg International and IZT (Institute for Future Studies and…

Amélie Jézabel Mariage, United Nations Young Leader for the SDGs and...

Why did you decide to devote your life to promoting inclusive education? My interest in education was sparked at an early age when I was confronted with the reality that not every child is granted an equal opportunity to receive a great education. It grew particularly in 2012, when our 2-year-old cousin was diagnosed with…

Madelle Kangha, United Nations Young Leader for the SDGs and Creator...

A young person spends on average about 18 years of their lives in formal education. Yet a young person still may lack the necessary employable skills even after completing primary, secondary and/or tertiary education. How is it possible?  Globally, there is a mismatch between education systems and the skills required for the 21st Century. As a result,…

SDG Media Compact Exclusive Interview with Liniker, UN Free and Equal...

Q&A What would you like to communicate through your music? And why is that important to you? My music was the way I found for my advocacy, to be what I am in all my potence as a person, as a human being. It means being able to speak about freedom and being free. Living…

Unique Interview Kartik Sawhney

There are over 1.3 billion people with disabilities around the world, myself included. And like everyone else, education is absolutely critical for us as it is a mean to good employment opportunities, and living standards. Yet, statistics show an alarming rate of illiteracy and unemployment in the community much worse than the general public. Why?…

Shattering Stereotypes– Jillian Mercado, Design and Special Needs Rights Supporter

More than 1 billion people in the world live with disabilities. Many of them cannot afford healthcare, attend school or find work. They often face overt discrimination, stereotyping and lack of respect for their basic human rights – with women and girls disproportionately affected. Jillian Mercado always dreamed of working in the fashion world. But…

SDG Media Compact Exclusive Interview Teacher Muhammad Yunus, Creator, Grameen Bank

Q&A You shared a philosophy that “we are all entrepreneurs”, and we can change the world with one microloan at a time. How can entrepreneurship help reduce inequality, and generate wealth especially for those from least developed countries? I am pointing out that capitalist theory stipulated that almost all human beings will have to make…

SDG Media Compact Exclusive Interview with Elliott Harris, UN Chief Financial...

Q&A – embargoed until 21 January What are the findings in the new World Economic Situation and Prospects report? Why is it important?   It is an important report in a sense that we provide an assessment of where the global economy stands and what the outlook is in a context where global developments have…

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