UN member states are holding consultations as part of the development of a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
In a changing and unsettled world, migration can be a greater-than-ever contributor to development for communities of origin, destination areas, and for the migrants themselves.
Bill Nye the Science Guy leads a crowd of scientists in the April 22 2017 March on Science in Washington, DC.
Scientists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe take on the White House with facts from the ground they stand on.
Cash on hand helps poor families climb out of poverty.
A new study shows that conditional cash transfers have helped Ecuador's poorest households climb out of poverty. When that money was paired with capital to invest, people fared even better.
In Europe, scientists will be marching on Earth Day largely as a sign of support for their silenced American colleagues.
Scientists are marching in 500 cities across the globe to protest US president Donald Trump's anti-science policies and make their voices heard.
There is no longer any good reason to waste any type of water. We have the technology to turn waste water into a vital resource.
Worldwide, farmers are already using untreated waste water to irrigate their crops. Here's how to mitigate the danger.
The invention of the flush toilet was probably one of the most unsustainable innovations in human history.
The Dutch electorate is divided on issues of immigration and identity.
Single-issue parties and inflammatory rhetoric are causing extreme fragmentation in Dutch politics.
Rapid response teams cross farmland in the battle to regain Mosul.
Even when ISIS is defeated, unless different groups can repair their relationship, violent extremism will remain, and peace in Iraq will stay elusive.
Donald Trump is only the most recent in a long line of US presidents who have overestimated their ability to manage the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Female scientists are often more productive than their male colleagues but much less likely to be recognised for their work.
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Female scientists publish more and better research but are promoted less. New research from Mexico exposes gender gap in science there, and across the globe.
Villagers watch the sunset over a small lagoon near the village of Tangintebu in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati.
In the Pacific region, customary laws could create problems when implementing international law associated with climate change.
Better living conditions in Greece would encourage more migrants to stay.
Improving conditions in Turkey and Greece may convince more refugees to stay where they are.
Public toilets in the city of Varanasi in India.
For an emerging country like India, it is easier to take part in exploratory missions to Mars than to tackle its sanitation challenge.
Mozambique has recorded significant poverty reduction in recent years.
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Mozambique has made significant progress in its fight against poverty despite recent economic and political challenges
Students turn out for the ‘One Billion Rising’ movement, to end violence against women worldwide.
India's economy keeps growing, but women's rights are going backwards: why?
Bhokul has faced the loss of her family’s land, and the loss of their income. Now climate change threatens her livelihood even more.
Meet Bhokal, who has already lost so much due to environmental disasters, and who needs the Paris agreement to be a success.
Jeffrey Sachs: ‘we need to press governments to follow through on what they’ve promised’.
Jeffrey Sachs wants to press governments to follow through on their promises.
Juan Manuel Santos: changing how we think about peace.
Why would anyone award a prize to a rejected peace deal?
Voting in Burundi, where 36% of women do not agree that democracy is the best form of government.
If women aren't given their full rights, they're less likely to believe in democratic institutions.