In this short video, former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, responds to two questions about the importance of data and partnerships in advancing the SDGs.

Global Mental Health and Psychotherapy

Adapting Psychotherapy for Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Global Mental Health in Practice, 2019, Pages 341-362

This chapter supports SDGs 3 and 16 by exploring the field of refugee mental health and focusing on interventions for vulnerable subpopulations such as women, child soldiers, and torture survivors.

The Lancet, Volume 393, Number 10171, 9 February 2019, pages 493-610. 

This special issue from The Lancet focusses on SDG 5 (gender equality) within science, medicine, and global health, contributing to SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing).  This issue also contributes to SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).


Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity (Second Edition), Current Status, Consequences and Prevention, 2019, Pages 105-116

Argues that prevention of obesity in childhood as the most effective way of stemming the “obesity epidemic” over the long term. Supports SDG: 2.2.2 Prevalence of malnutrition (weight for height >+2 or

Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity (Second Edition), Current Status, Consequences and Prevention, 2019, Pages 351-361

Describes psychological techniques that may offer an effective approach to preventing severe obesity from developing during puberty. Supports SGD goal: 2.2.2 Prevalence of malnutrition

The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 512-514.

Directly contributing to SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 4 (quality education), this report investigates sexual harassment incidents within academia and discusses the uprising of online naming and shaming of sexual harassment culprits.
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During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Márcia Balisciano, Corporate Responsibility Director at RELX Group, spoke about how women are advancing the 17 SDGs in a panel empowering women to advance the goals.
This chapter content advances SDG 3 and 5 by explaining how diethylstilbestrol has been used in the past by obstetricians, gynecologists, and family physicians to treat pregnant women with the intent to prevent miscarriage, and the antimiscarriage use of this drug had side effects that became tragically clear soon after the commercialization showing the failure of adequate preclinical testing.

United Nations University, February 2019.

Directly relevant to SDGs 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), this piece explores an innovative methodology for modelling the risk of modern slavery.
Elsevier, Wearable Robotics: Systems and Applications, Volume , 1 January 2019
Description Wearable Robotics: Systems and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of the entire field of wearable robotics, including active orthotics (exoskeleton) and active prosthetics for the upper and lower limb and full body. In its two major sections, wearable robotics systems are described from both engineering perspectives and their application in medicine and industry.