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Global Goals, Global Cities: Achieving the SDGs through Collective Local Action

Report by Kris Hartley

Cities have a crucial role to play in translating the high-level, ambitious, and multidimensional vision of the SDGs into practice through local policies—that is, localization.

Crowds at Chicago's Cloud Gate in Millennium Park.
International Development

Leading Change in United Nations Organizations

Report by Catherine Bertini

This paper provides guidance for new leaders through various stages of the early days of UN leadership.

US Capitol Building at night
Global Politics

Promoting Social Equity and Economic Inclusion in Urban Waterway Development

Report by Michael Tiboris

This report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs examines ways that urban waterway development might be used by cities.

Women in Niger water a vegetable garden.

Untapped Wealth of Cities

Report by Alexander Hitch

This report explores ways cities can assess the true value of their public assets

Hong Kong skyline.
Global Cities

Vouchers and Housing Policy

Report by ​Rudolph G. Penner

A paper from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs by Rudolph G. Penner that honors the work of Michael H. Moskow in the global economy.

Pittsburgh skyline.
David Hilowitz
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Girls Leading: From Rural Economies to Global Solutions

Report by Catherine Bertini

This report is a collection of perspectives from 20 authors that highlights the needs of rural girls and solutions to the challenges they face.

A young girl in school in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Caren Firouz/Reuters
Women and Girls

From Scarcity to Security: Managing Water for a Nutritious Food Future

Report by Mark W. Rosegrant

This report examines the urgent challenges created by water scarcity and the impact on food security.

From Scarcity to Security: Managing Water for a Nutritious Food Future
Food and Agriculture

As China Rises, Americans Seek Closer Ties with Japan

Report by Coauthors

While the American public is hesitant to get involved in a conflict between China and Japan, Americans across party lines want to build strong relations with US allies in Asia.

Flags outside of NATO Headquarters
Public Opinion

Women and Global Development Forum Roundtable on Diversity, Inclusion, and Culture

Report by Katelyn Jones

Recognizing the critical importance of addressing D&I across sectors, a group of leaders gathered in a roundtable at the Council’s 2018 Global Health and Development Symposium.

Two women having a discussion on-stage during the International Women's Day: Tech Trailblazers For Social Good event.
Inclusion and Equity

Invited to the Party: International Organizations Evolve in an Urban World

Report by Ian Klaus

While dozens of international organizations were created to give structure and order to international relations, rapid urbanization and the rising influence of cities have raised new questions around their mandates and structures.

View of buildings on the Chicago River.
Global Cities