Reproductive Rights Have a Rocky Ride

For policy makers and activists working for sexual and reproductive health and rights, it’s been a long road since the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994.

Sweden to Fund Innovations in Water Sector

When the international community was struggling to ward off a potential decline in development aid in early 2000, it came up with a novel idea: a proposal for "new and innovative sources of financing", including a tax on airline tickets and a levy on foreign exchange transactions.

Torgny Holmgren, executive director of Stockholm International Water Institute, warns that more than a quarter of global water usage is used to grow food that goes to waste. Credit: Thomas Henrikson, World Water Week/ CC by 2.0

‘Eating’ Water Latest and Rising Threat to a Thirsty World

Paradoxically, the water we "eat" is likely to become one of the growing new dangers to millions of the world’s thirsty, hungering for this finite natural resource.