Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade…

Sheila Dutta |

Data source: Statistics Bureau of Japan In 1966, Japan experienced a sudden drop in its fertility rate—for just that year. During the 1960s, the fertility rate was about 2.0 to 2.1 children per…

Emi Suzuki, Haruna Kashiwase |

Slideshow: Reimagining a park, a river, and other public spaces in Seoul (Photos by Judy Zheng Jia / World Bank) [[tweetable]]"If you lose the human scale, the city becomes an ugly place,…

Judy Zheng Jia, Jon Kher Kaw, Annie Gapihan, Sangmoo Kim, Marisa Garcia Lozano, Rosanna Nitti |

With 54 percent of the world’s population now living in urban areas, central and local governments around the globe are faced with both opportunities and challenges. This week, policymakers from…

Mohamad Al-Arief |

La adopción de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) durante las reuniones de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas celebradas recientemente fue una noticia digna de festejo: el futuro…

Daniel Cotlear |

L’adoption des Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) lors de la récente assemblée générale des Nations Unies a apporté une excellente nouvelle : désormais, l’avenir que nous voulons inclut,…

Daniel Cotlear |

The launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the recent U.N. General Assembly meetings brought especially welcome news: The future we want now officially includes universal health…

Daniel Cotlear |

Знаете ли вы, что в 2012 году во всем мире от болезней, связанных с загрязнением атмосферного воздуха, умерло около 3, 7 миллиона человек? То есть от поддающихся профилактике заболеваний каждый…

Paula Caballero |

您知道吗,2012年全世界约有370万人死于环境空气污染相关疾病?这几乎是洛杉矶每年死于可预防疾病的人口总数。   如把雾霾导致的死亡人数加上室内空气污染、遭污染的土地以及不安全饮水导致的死亡人数,全世界各类污染导致的死亡总数就会升至900万。这一数字超过了全世界每年死亡总数的七分之一,也使得污染的致命程度超过了营养不良。   鉴于目前已有解决方案,因此这一事实应广为人知。…

Paula Caballero |

Did you know that about 3.7 million people worldwide died in 2012 from diseases related to ambient air pollution? That is nearly the population of the city of Los Angeles expiring every year from…

Paula Caballero |