Unicef working to boost polio immunity in Pacific

Unicef says it is boosting its efforts to increase the herd immunity against polio in the Pacific in response to the WHO’s declaration of an international public health emergency for the disease. The Chief of Health and Sanitation, Naawa Sipilanyambe says the agency is aiming to extend its childhood immunisation programmes to reach every child More...

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Pakistani gives street kids the gift of education
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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Pakistani gives street kids the gift of education

Muhammad Ayub has been running his own free school for street children in a park in Islamabad for 20 years. The volunteer teacher says he’s just trying to improve the opportunities for Pakistan’s ‘have-nots.’   It’s More...

Company linked to Israeli billionaire to partner with construction giant on DRC infrastructure
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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Company linked to Israeli billionaire to partner with construction giant on DRC infrastructure

Gibraltar-based conglomerate Fleurette Group and construction giant Andrade Gutierrez announced the formation of a joint venture to develop infrastructure in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 23 April. The More...

Singapore Government drives community-powered innovation through open source
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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Singapore Government drives community-powered innovation through open source

Community-powered innovation is an underlying characteristic of the open source model, with different stakeholders coming together to solve common problems they’re facing. As government agencies are pressured More...

Azerbaijan: Stop Harassing Rights Defender
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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Azerbaijan: Stop Harassing Rights Defender

(Berlin) – Azerbaijani authorities are harassing and engaging in oppressive tactics against a prominent human rights defender. The Azerbaijani government should end the harassment against rights defender Leyla More...

By IntDevCommunities On Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Japan: Half a century of OECD membership

  Article by Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan* Japan’s expectations and commitment Japan gained OECD membership in 1964, the same year it hosted the summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Its entry More...

What Nepal Doesn’t Know About Water
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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What Nepal Doesn’t Know About Water

Water is a critical resource in Nepal’s economic development as agriculture, industry, household use and even power generation depends on it. The good news is the Himalayan nation has plenty of water. The bad More...

India election: parties gear up for polls with new job pledges
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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India election: parties gear up for polls with new job pledges

Indian politicians have presented rival pledges to boost the country’s economy in an attempt to win over voters jaded by decades of unfulfilled electoral promises. Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country’s More...

Driving Progress in Asia through Science, Innovation & Partnership
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, March 17th, 2014
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Driving Progress in Asia through Science, Innovation & Partnership

Nepal is a place of mesmerizing beauty. Located in the Himalayas with eight of the world’s 10 highest mountains, including the highest peak on Earth, Mt. Everest, it’s no wonder more than 20 percent of the country More...

Jordan – Supporting Youth Employment
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, March 17th, 2014
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Jordan – Supporting Youth Employment

Yahia Yousef al-Deques looks to the future with confidence. At eighteen years old, he has just completed a month of on-the-job training with electronics company LG. Yahia graduated last December from a vocational More...


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