In Costa Rica, from teen mom to girls’ rights advocate

In Costa Rica, from teen mom to girls’ rights advocate

GUANACASTE, Costa Rica – When Hillary Bustos Gómez found herself pregnant at 16, she was not prepared for the challenges ahead. “The first months were the hardest. I couldn’t get used to the idea. ‘What am I going to do with a baby, all by myself? This cannot be happening to me’,” said Hillary, now 18. At least, she hoped, she and her More...

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For every child, hope: Unicef releases series of poignant photographs detailing the work the charity does across the globe as it celebrates its 70th anniversary
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, December 12th, 2016
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Hope for Every Child: Unicef releases series of poignant photographs as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

  The world’s largest children’s charity has celebrated its 70th anniversary by releasing a series of photographs detailing the work it does to protect young people across the globe. Unicef was More...

Nicaragua’s economy is growing, but the poor may be falling behind
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Nicaragua’s economy is growing, but the poor may be falling behind

  The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s recent assessment of Nicaragua reinforces the narrative that the country has made tremendous strides in fighting poverty, but many experts stress the importance of More...

European Commission introduces new 'Solidarity Corps'
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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European Commission introduces new ‘Solidarity Corps’

  The EU wants to help unemployed young adults into voluntary service. On Wednesday it launched the ‘European Solidarity Corps.’ Critics say it is a half-baked redundancy. Bernd Riegert reports More...

Winning the war against yellow fever
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Winning the war against yellow fever

Four months have passed without a single case of yellow fever related to the outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, thanks to the joint response activities of national health authorities, More...

EU ministers reinforce decision to clearly label products made in Israeli settlements
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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EU ministers reinforce decision to clearly label products made in Israeli settlements

EU foreign ministers confirmed the bloc’s position that goods coming from occupied territories can not be labeled ‘Made in Israel.’ Israel has accused the EU of discrimination. EU Ministers have More...

World making barely any progress on preventing stillbirths, says Lancet
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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World making barely any progress on preventing stillbirths

The rate of progress on reducing the number of babies stillborn each year will need to double in some countries if agreed international targets are to be achieved, according to research that found most of the estimated More...

Remembering what else Martin Luther King Jr. fought for
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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Remembering what else Martin Luther King Jr. fought for

Today, we celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and, mostly, his leadership for civil rights and racial equity in America. King would have been 87 years old today. What tends to get short shrift More...

By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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UNESCO Symposium spotlights policy to reach Education 2030 agenda goals

The symposium held from 18-20 January, 2016 gathers participants from UNESCO Member States to examine ways for governments to maximize the use of existing policy levers to implement the 2030 education agenda. Each More...

UNHCR's protection chief completes visit to Myanmar with call for more support to Rakhine state
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, July 17th, 2015
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UNHCR’s protection chief calls for more support to Rakhine state

YANGON, Myanmar, July 16 (UNHCR) – A top official of the UN refugee agency responsible for protection has called for more concerted support to resolve the plight of displaced people in Myanmar and those with undetermined More...


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