Sustainable development goals will be hard sell for United Nations

Sustainable development goals will be hard sell for United Nations

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon grouped the sustainable development goals into six ‘essential elements’: dignity, people, planet, prosperity, justice and partnership. Photograph: Xinhua/Landov / Barcroft Media Fifteen years after world leaders gathered in New York to agree an unprecedented global assault on poverty, disease and inequality, the More...

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The blockade’s damaging impact on Gaza’s businesses and labourers
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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The blockade’s damaging impact on Gaza’s businesses and labourers

In the first floor of a tall, beige building in the Jabalia neighbourhood in northern Gaza, Mujahed Mahmoud al-Sosi sits behind a small desk full of piled papers and notepads. A map of the Middle East decorates More...

UNICEF gives floor to CAR youth through telephony
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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UNICEF gives floor to CAR youth through telephony

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched the “You Report” project which allows young Central African Republic citizens to express themselves, thanks to a mobile phone hotline covering various More...

Books not Bullets: A birthday request from Malala
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Books not Bullets: A birthday request from Malala

Malala Day (Malala’s birthday) is this Sunday, July 12th. She is turning 18 and she is done with wishes. Instead of the birthday greetings, cake, balloons, gifts, parties, new clothes, special songs or any other More...

Interview - After decade of disasters, UN shifts its Asia operations
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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Interview – After decade of disasters, UN shifts its Asia operations

BANGKOK, June 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United Nations is downsizing its humanitarian staff in some Asian countries where governments have stepped up with funds and manpower after a decade of More...

Yemen’s deadly conflict aggravates plight of women
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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Yemen’s deadly conflict aggravates plight of women

SHABWA, Yemen – Three months after conflict erupted in Yemen, violence is intensifying across the country, according to United Nations reports. Over 2,800 people have been killed, and over a million people have More...

Surging efforts in Sierra Leone’s last remaining Ebola hotspots
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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Surging efforts in Sierra Leone’s last remaining Ebola hotspots

Two times at military checkpoints on the 40-minute drive from Port Loko town to Kaffu Bullom chiefdom we are stopped and politely asked to descend from our vehicles. This is not a war zone, but it is a clear sign More...

Médecins Sans Frontières head criticises G7 for lack of urgency over Ebola
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Médecins Sans Frontières head criticises G7 for lack of urgency over Ebola

Aid donors missed a golden opportunity at the G7 summit in Germany to lay out measures for a far more vigorous response to epidemics such as the Ebola outbreak, according to Joanne Liu, the head of Médecins Sans More...

A first glimpse into the new EU Gender Action Plan
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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A first glimpse into the new EU Gender Action Plan

With the expiry of the European Union’s Gender Action Plan six months away, the drafting of a new framework to replace it is “almost finalized,” EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development More...

Ghana Declares Mourning After Gas Station Disaster
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, June 5th, 2015
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Ghana Declares Mourning After Gas Station Disaster

Ghana’s president, John Mahama, has called for three days of mourning after scores of people were killed in an explosion at a gas station in the capital, Accra. Around 90 people who sought shelter from floods More...


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