Emerging Issues

Political shifts, demographic trends, and technological advances present new opportunities to advance well-being while also introducing risks that challenge existing systems and capabilities.

From antimicrobial resistance to cybersecurity and artificial intelligence to the role of nongovernmental actors and the private sector, we analyze and advise the UN and its partners on emerging issues to better prepare for the future in a constantly changing world.

The Growing Danger of Superbugs

Antimicrobial resistance is a rising threat to global health. Learn why we must act now.

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Blockchain for Development

Watch an interview on how blockchain technology can advance the SDGs.

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Top Global Issues to Follow

Read about seven key issues we are following in 2019.

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Kaysie Brown

Special Adviser and Head of Policy Planning


Megan Roberts

Director of Policy Planning


Alyson Neel

Policy and Advocacy Strategist


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