Poor Implementation: Rich countries risk achievement of the global goals

Three years after the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all UN member states, the global community already risks to fall short on achieving the global goals. Though many countries are progressing, it is especially the rich countries of the G20, which need to strengthen their efforts, as a lack of national implementation mechanisms and negative spillover effects threaten the global achievement.

Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, the final venue of the 2018 Soccer World Cup, at night. The stadium's roof is illuminated in the colors of the Russian flag.


The Sporty Way to Spur Nationalism – Soccer World Cup as a Political Tool

Politics will play a big role during the Soccer World Cup starting this week in Russia. The event is prestigious for the country and rekindles the Russian nationalism. read more

A container ship at sea, photographed from the air


Industrialized Countries are the Winners of Globalization

According to our Globalization Report the winners of globalization are often at home where the criticism of globalization is loudest: in the industrialized countries. read more

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Religion Monitor

How do Germans deal with cultural diversity?

Half of Germans would like immigrants to adapt to mainstream society. One third would prefer a merging of cultures – and among younger people, this is even the majority view. read more


The Bertelsmann Stiftung - Inspiring people. Shaping the future.

Since its founding in 1977, the Bertelsmann Stiftung's mission has been to identify social trends and problems in order to develop sustainable solutions. read more