Science academies have a crucial role to play in developing ways for scientists to engage more effectively.
The IMF has increasingly turned its focus to growing inequality worldwide. Ironically, research shows that policy reforms it mandated exacerbated income inequalities.
Immigration is neither the problem nor solution in many areas where Australia is off-track, from government debt to environmental action.
The data suggest that boys experience as much disadvantage as girls.
Boys are more likely to engage in risky behaviours than girls
When we plan a better future for an increasingly urbanised world, we need to be aware that more than half of all children now live in the tropics. That calls for solutions with a tropical character.
Tuberculosis kills more people globally than any other infectious disease. A human-rights approach and investment in quality care are essential to ending the global epidemic.
Building a fiscally capable state won't bring benefits in the short term but can build taxpayers confidence.
Across Africa less than 10% of the population is connected to a sewer system. But the waste could be used elsewhere.
Can tourism ever be sustainable? Only if operators and consumers start looking beyond the idyllic postcard images and take undesirable consequences of tourism into account.
Only half of Kenya's 47 counties achieved the 2000 goal on reducing child mortality
As many of the world's most popular tourism destinations are overrun by visitors, operators could pay attention to the UN's sustainable development goals.
Planning innovations around the world offer inspiration, but ultimately the innovations needed to make Australia's sprawling cities more sustainable must be shaped by local conditions.
African countries are sure to face more flooding in the future, they need to adapt or risk loosing the progress that's already been made
For our country to have a sustainable future, we need to ensure all Australians have access to quality education and healthcare and take steps to reduce inequality.
Australia has yet to properly acknowledge that the Sustainable Development Goals aren't just an issue for other countries. The problems that demand our attention are much closer to home.
While his appointment as UN Secretary-General was a huge breakthrough, Kofi Annan also led the organisation through some of its ugliest moments.
After cascading ecological catastrophes in the 90s, China spent 20 years seriously investing in sustainability. Now that effort is paying off.
A new report reveals Australia is lagging behind most wealthy nations in working towards the globally agreed goals. It's performing particularly badly on climate and environmental indicators.
Desertification is a problem of global proportions. If action isn't taken now, it will accelerate and fuel further migration and conflict.