About 263 million children and youth worldwide are out of school. If some progress have been made, especially on school attendance, huge gaps remain on gender parity or equity in schooling choices.
In an age of increased scrutiny, violent and repressive states are turning to subtler methods of removing dissidents and opponents.
Women's rights and poverty cannot be ignored.
The history of the rubber 'boom' reveals why.
Forest fires emit twice as much carbon in the Brazilian Amazon as deforestation, according to new research.
Since 2000, 8.8 million Brazilians have been displaced by disaster, development and crime, new data shows. Now Venezuelan migrants are pouring into the country. Still, Brazil has no real refugee plan.
Can South America's biggest democracy run properly with a broken, corrupt political class seemingly unable to reform?
An appeals court ruling against popular Brazilian ex-president Lula has hotly divided Brazil. A legal scholar argues that this is a case of activist judges taking their anti-graft crusade too far.
Policies encouraging lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of cancer could have positive effects on the economies of BRICS countries.
Sporting extravaganzas are a way for globalising cities in emerging market economies to try and play the "modernity game". But they don't make the rules, and so they can never "win".
Before #MeToo, Brazilian women launched #MyFirstHarrassment and marched for racial equality. Today, this feminist resurgence is tackling health care, plastic surgery, violence and more.
The combination of knowledge and communication, along with a few other fundamental conditions such as liberty and respect , leads to social, cultural and technological development.
A unified voice that gets heard.
This massive savannah needs restoration but we can't rely on food companies to do the hard work.
Scientists have engineered sugarcane to increase its oil content and are developing renewable jet aircraft fuel from the oil. The engineered sugarcane could become a valuable energy crop.
The region relies on seasonal flooding, yet energy demand is year-round.
As hard-line Pentecostalism spreads across Brazil, some drug traffickers in gang-controlled areas of Rio de Janeiro are using religion as an excuse to attack nonbelievers.
Brazil has been throwing money at Amazonian cattle farmers, hoping they'll adopt 'greener' crops like fruit or corn. A new study shows why loans won't fix the environmental issue presented by ranches.
Is the 61% spike in the price of Brazil nuts this year because we're going nuts for nuts?
The region has welcomed resettled refugees for a few decades, but it has not always gone smoothly.