sustainable development goals

2022 Declared International Year Of Basic Sciences For Sustainable Development

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2022 as the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, recognizing the role of basic research to achieve the Sustainable Development goals by 2030.

Two From Asia Win UNESCO’s Man And The Biosphere Young Scientists Awards

Two early-career scientists from Indonesia and the Philippines were recognized for their efforts to promote sustainable development in ecosystems.

Enlarging Asia’s Food Basket With Gene Editing

Food security expert Professor Paul Teng talks to Asian Scientist Magazine about how gene editing technologies like CRISPR could help to address Asia’s growing demand for food.

UN: Asia-Pacific Unlikely To Hit Any SDG Target By 2030

A new UN report finds that many Sustainable Development Goal targets related to the environment and natural resources are registering negative trends.

Singaporean Wins Inaugural WFEO 2018 Young Engineers Competition

Dr. Victor Sim’s winning project involves the use of membrane technology to provide safe and clean water to a town in Myanmar.

Most Countries Lagging on Health SDGs

Singapore leads the 188 countries while Afghanistan comes in last in meeting health-related Sustainable Development Goals.

Partnering Against Poverty

Collaborations between businesses, governments, and civil society organizations—if done right—could lift the world’s most destitute out of poverty.

Eisai Joins Access Accelerated To Tackle Non-Communicable Diseases

Eisai will participate in a global partnership of pharmaceutical companies to help accelerate access to health care in low and middle-income countries.

Invest In Asia-Pacific’s Children For A Better Tomorrow

Investing in Asia-Pacific's over one billion children is crucial for the region’s future growth, according to a report by UNICEF.

Is Cancer In Poor Countries Too Big To Tackle?

If you think of global health as Mount Everest, cancer control would be a small flag at its peak.